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About Me

Bill Ward is a multi award winning British actor and photographer, born and raised in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

He has a degree in Modern British History (Class 2.1) from Bristol University.

Bill started out in the Advertising Industry, and for over a decade had a successful career firstly as an Account Director, latterly as a Senior Strategic Planner for some of the UK’s top ad agencies (inc BBH, Saatchi and Saatchi).

As an actor, Bill has appeared in over 30 TV Shows and Films, and over 50 Plays since turning professional in 2000.

His career includes extensive West End appearances (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Spamalot, Million Dollar Quartet, Viva Forever), UK Tours (The Full Monty, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Glee Club, Shakespeare in Love, Legally Blonde, Look Back in Anger), Rep Theatre (Bath Theatre Royal, Bristol Old Vic, Manchester Royal Exchange, Nothern Stage, Theatr Clwyd), New Writing (National Theatre Studio, Battersea Arts Centre, White Bear), Off West End (Southwark Playhouse), Film (A Dark Reflection, Great Ghost Rescue, Ellie Rose) and TV (The Hunt for Raoul Moat, Vera, Before We Die, After Life, Silent Witness, Robin Hood, Footballers Wives, Cold Blood, Jonathan Creek, Midsomer Murders, Casualty, The Bill, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Eastenders etc.)

He is probably best known for playing the badly behaved builder Charlie Stubbs in the UK TV show Coronation Street, a role he played for over 400 episodes and three and a half years, and for which he won numerous awards. He also played the long suffering farmer, James Barton, in Emmerdale, for over 300 episodes, and for which he was also nominated for (and won) a number of awards.

Bill has been very busy indeed since the start of the Pandemic: he was at the start of a 6 month national tour of “The Glee Club” when the government shut down all UK theatres, and has since filmed back to back on the BBC Drama “Casualty”, the ITV Drama “Vera”, the feature film “To A Cinder” (awarded best debut feature at the 2023 London Independent Film Festival), the BBC soap Doctors, as well as the acclaimed 6 part drama “Before We Die” for Channel 4/Worldwide opposite Lesley Sharp. He also voiced the major four part documentary series “Natural History Museum – World of Wonders” for Channel 5, and spent 6 months touring theatres as they reopened across the UK with a brand new production of  “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”.

He recently played Mike Anderson in “The Hunt for Raoul Moat“, the critically acclaimed major 3 part Drama for ITV1 (broadcast April 2023), has just finished the UK and European premier of “The Book of Will” for Bolton Octagon/Queens Theatre Hornchurch, and is currently playing Gerald in the major UK Tour of “The Full Monty” through to April 2024.

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