Archive for November 17th, 2009


Edward Woodward, R.I.P.

November 17, 2009


Edward Woodward in earlier days

British actor Edward Woodward died yesterday. I remember him most from “The Equalizer,” but he was well-known for films like “Breaker Morant” and “The Wicker Man.” I also remember him for doing an episode of “Crusade” opposite his son, Peter, who played technomage Galen in both “Crusade” and ” Babylon 5.”

Peter Woodward as Galen in "Crusade"

Peter has the coolest diction. He was great as a technomage because of it, providing just the right touch of otherworldliness. He also has appeared in films like “The Patriot,” and will appear in this week’s episode of “Fringe.” Besides acting, Peter is a writer and a “fight arranger” – he choreographs fight scenes. He wrote, co-produced and arranged the fight scenes for the History Channel’s series, “Conquest.”

I enjoyed his father’s work very much. He and Peter had recently formed a production company and were doing films together. It’s sad they will not be able to do any more.