Find out more... Edward Woodward, the veteran actor known for his roles in The Wicker Man and The Equalizer, has died aged 79. He had been suffering from various illnesses, including pneumonia, and died in hospital., his agent said.
His agent, Janet Glass, released a statement saying: ''Universally loved and admired through his unforgettable roles in classic productions such as Breaker Morant, The Wicker Man, Callan, The Equalizer and many more, he was equally fine and courageous in real life, never losing his brave spirit and wonderful humour throughout his illness.
Edward Woodward rose to fame in the 1960s and early 1970s in the television spy series Callan before undertaking his most famous role in the cult film, The Wicker Man, which saw him play a devout Christian police officer drawn to investigating the disappearance of a young girl in a sinister community.
In the 1980s, he became famous worldwide after starring in the hit US TV series, The Equalizer, playing a former spy turned gun-for-hire. Woodward's most recent movie role was in the Brit comedy, Hot Fuzz, and even at the beginning of this year, Woodward joined EastEnders for a short stint playing Tommy Clifford, a character from Patrick Trueman's past.
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