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Tributes are paid to actor Simon Ward

Tributes are paid to actor Simon Ward

TRIBUTES have been paid to the actor Simon Ward who has passed away aged 70.

Mr. Ward had enjoyed a long and successful career in films, television and the stage.

Among his best known films was Young Winston (1972) in which played the lead role. Mr. Ward was relatively unknown when he was chosen by the director Sir Richard Attenborough, but his performance was to win him national acclaim.

Among his other movies was All Creatures Great and Small (1974) in which he played the author and veterinarian James Herriott.

His stage successes had included Loot in the late 1960s to appearances in touring productions of The Madness of George III and An Ideal Husband in more recent years.

Mr. Ward suffered a serious head injury when he was attacked while out walking in North London in 1987. But he was to return to work on TV and in films within months of the attack.

In recent years he was to be seen in two popular television series. He played a crusty member of the judiciary in Judge John Deed, opposite Martin Shaw,  and in The Tudors, in which he played Bishop Gardiner.

Mr. Ward passed away after a long illness.


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