Bill Ward (actor)

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Bill Ward
Born (1967-05-05) 5 May 1967 (age 49)
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Alma mater Bristol University
Occupation Actor, photographer
Years active 2000–present
Website billwardphotography.co.uk

Bill Ward (born 5 May 1967) is an English actor. He is known for his soap opera roles as Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street and James Barton in Emmerdale.

Early life[edit]

Ward was educated at Bristol University where he obtained a degree in Modern British History,[1] and worked as an advertising executive before beginning his professional acting career in 2000.[1]

Career[edit]

He acted widely in theatre and television, joining the cast of Coronation Street in 2003, portraying local builder Charlie Stubbs, until 2007 when his character was killed by Tracy Barlow after a domestic abuse storyline.[2] He made his second appearance in a major soap opera role as James Barton in Emmerdale beginning in 2013.[3] Outside acting, Ward is noted as a photographer.[4][5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Jonathan Creek Vernon Spools
2002 In Deep Policeman
2002 Footballers' Wives Mike Grainger
2002 Rose and Maloney Mikey
2003 EastEnders Mike Parker
2003 Holby City Patrick Sanders
2004 Fallen Sykes
2003 - 2007 Coronation Street Charlie Stubbs 258 episodes
2007 Cold Blood Paul Attwell
2008 Midsomer Murders Sam Nelms
2008 Heartbeat Mad Dan Neeley
2003 - 2008 The Bill Rob Towler / Charlie Phillips
2009 Robin Hood Rufus
2009 Everything But the Ball Geoff
2010 Tangled Nick Hobbes
2011 The Great Ghost Rescue Lord Alfred Seymour
2012 Casualty Vaughan Morrison
2012 Crime Stories Carl Thompson
2009 - 2012 Doctors Reverend Roderick McAllister / Larry Bryan
2013 Silent Witness Hearns
2013–present Emmerdale James Barton 270 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Bill". Bill Ward Photography. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Dainty, Sophie (4 April 2013). "Former 'Coronation Street' actor Bill Ward 'glad' about Charlie legacy". Digital Spy. 
  3. ^ Lloyd, Albertina (29 August 2013). "From the cobbles to the Dales: Coronation Street actor Bill Ward joins Emmerdale". The Independent. 
  4. ^ Whetstone, David (24 July 2013). "Ex-Corrie actor Bill Ward on his passion for photography". The Journal. 
  5. ^ *"Former Coronation Street star Bill Ward puts Manchester in the picture for his new photography exhibition". Manchester Evening News. 6 September 2012. 

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