Derek Ware (actor)
Derek Arthur Ware
27 February 1938
|Died||22 September 2015 (aged 77)|
Ware's parents were Arthur, a music hall performer, and his wife Margaret. After graduating from RADA in 1957, his earliest television work was on the BBC's cycle of Shakespeare's history plays, An Age of Kings (1960), as both actor and stunt arranger. For the director Peter Watkins, Ware was involved in the production of the docudramas, Culloden (1964) and The War Game (1966), both for the BBC.
Ware was a stuntman and fight arranger for the early seasons of Doctor Who on which his company Havoc, founded in 1966, was involved as well as many other television shows into the 1970s, for both the BBC and ITV. The company entirely dominating the stunt work field for a time, but had been dissolved by the end of the 1970s. He worked on Z-Cars, the original The Italian Job (1969), in which he also played the role of Rozzer, and later, on EastEnders.
|1967||Far from the Madding Crowd||Corporal|
|1968||Up the Junction||Ted's Friend|
|1968||Witchfinder General||Boy at Hoxne Inn|
|1969||The Italian Job||Rozzer|
|1976||Shout at the Devil||German crewman||Uncredited|
|1976||The Battle of Billy's Pond||Driver's Mate||Children's Film Foundation|
|1978||Give Us Tomorrow||2nd Bank Robber|
|1984||John Wycliffe: The Morning Star||Peasant #1|
|1986||God's Outlaw||Friar Stafford|
|1992||Revenge of Billy the Kid||PC Bob Peel||(final film role)|
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