Wicker Man star Edward Woodward dies

source: washingtonpost.com

Edward Woodward, star of the classic horror film The Wicker Man, has passed away aged 79.

The British actor died in a hospital near his hometown Cornwall, where he was being treated for pneumonia and a number of other related illnesses.

Woodward is best known for his performance as the Scottish policeman who uncovers a terrifying ritual on a unique island in the 1973 film The Wicker Man.

He also played the title role in the legendary 1980 Australian film Breaker Morant.

In 1986, he won a Golden Globe for his performance as a former secret agent in the television show The Equalizer.

More recently, he featured in Edgar Wright‘s action comedy Hot Fuzz, which spoofed several elements of The Wicker Man.

He is survived by his wife Michele and his children.

Discuss: What is your favourite Edward Woodward project?

One Response to “Wicker Man star Edward Woodward dies”

  1. Actually, Woodward is best known for his role in Callan, an iconic TV series and essential viewing for Brits when first released in the seventies. The relationship between Callan and occasional offsider Lonely is one of the genius constructions of all TV. Shame Quickflix doesn't have series 1 & 2.

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