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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 19 October 1941Beckenham, Kent, England, UK
Date of Death 20 July 2012Taunton, Somerset, England, UK  (polycythemia)

Mini Bio (1)

The son of a car dealer, the British actor Simon Ward was born in London, England, in 1941, and educated there at Alleyn's School, the home of the National Youth Theatre, which he joined at age 13 and stayed with for eight years. After attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he worked in repertory in Northampton, Birmingham and Oxford, and occasionally in London's West End. His big break in theater came in 1967 when he played in Joe Orton's "Loot" which led to a number of small film and television roles. Perhaps his best work is his portrayals of the lead characters in Young Winston (1972) and All Creatures Great and Small (1975).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lyn Hammond

Spouse (1)

Alexandra Malcolm (31 January 1964 - 20 July 2012) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (7)

He was the father of the actress Sophie Ward.
Became an Associate Member of RADA.
In the late 1980s, Ward was a victim of a street attack that was never solved and baffled the police.
He was the father-in-law of award-winning comedian Michael McIntyre, who married Ward's youngest daughter Kitty in 2003.
He was considered for the roles of Colonel Colin Caine, Dr. Armstrong, Roger Derebridge and Dr. Bukovsky in Lifeforce (1985).
He played Winston Churchill in both Young Winston (1972) and Kurtulus (1994).
Although he played Anne Bancroft's son in Young Winston (1972), he was only ten years her junior in real life.

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