Edward Woodward

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b. 1 June 1930, Croydon, Surrey, England. This UK television actor had a brief musical career as a crooner in the early 70s. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and acted in numerous…
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b. 1 June 1930, Croydon, Surrey, England. This UK television actor had a brief musical career as a crooner in the early 70s. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and acted in numerous stage plays before achieving national recognition in the UK television series Emergency Ward 10 (50s/60s), as the star of the crime series Callan (70s) and the transatlantic The Equalizer (80s). His recording career began in 1969 when he transferred his ‘English gentleman’ persona onto record in a series of albums for DJM Records. Woodward’s repertoire ranged from ballad standards of the 30s and 40s to contemporary easy-listening hits such as ‘Send In The Clowns’ and ‘Windmills Of Your Mind’. Edwardian Woodward was a selection of music hall songs. His only minor hit single was a revival of Jerome Kern’s ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ in 1971, though his second album reached the Top 20 the following year. In 1980 he released a single of the patriotic ‘Soldiers Of The Queen’ on the RK label.