Monday, November 16, 2009

The Breaker’s Gone

English actor Edward Woodward, most well known in the States for his Golden Globe winning role in the TV series The Equalizer, has died in a British hospital.

Though prolific on stage and both screens (small and big), he only really got to be the main attraction in films twice. Once was in the cult classic The Wicker Man (the first one, obviously) and in one of my favorite films of all time, Breaker Morant. I’ve gone on about Breaker before, so I won’t do it again. Suffice to say, it’s a bummer he’s no longer with us.

1 comment:

Spike Nesmith said...

Woodward kicked ass as "Callan" in the 70s. Although some have suggested that the character he played *was* David Callan in some sort of protection program, and they were very similar, I never took to him as 'The Equaliser'.... maybe that was more to do with the Stuart Copeland drum-heavy theme.

Hell of an actor, though...