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Bill Ward has been a professional actor across TV and Theatre for over 15 years. He lives in Bristol with his partner and two young daughters.
On TV, Bill is probably best known for his work on two of the country’s leading Soaps. He has just finished 3 years on Emmerdale, playing the well meaning but pretty hopeless farmer James Barton (Ross, Pete and Finn’s Dad) for over 300 episodes, who sadly met a rather gruesome, if accidental, death at the hands of his emotionally volatile partner, Emma, in one of the Soap’s biggest storylines of the year.
Previously, he played the rather nasty builder Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street, also for 300 episodes, who also remarkably met a rather gruesome, if accidental, death at the hands of his emotionally volatile partner, Tracy, in one of the Soap’s biggest storylines of the year. He’s a bit worried about doing any more of these kind of jobs…
He’s also done a fair amount of other TV/Film including: Silent Witness, True Crime, Casualty, The Great Ghost Rescue, Tangled (CBC Canada), Doctors, The Bill, Robin Hood, Midsomer Murders, Heartbeat, Cold Blood, Fallen, Holby City, EastEnders, Swag, Seven Stories, Jonathan Creek, Footballers’ Wives, Rose and Maloney, In Deep, Make My Day.
Though well known for his TV work, Bill is no stranger to the stage, and has worked on everything from Sophocles to The Spice Girls at Bristol Old Vic, Manchester Royal Exchange, Northern Stage, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, and The National Theatre Studio amongst others. He’s played Prospero in The Tempest in Guildford, Lancelot in Spamalot in the West End, and Kevin the Gnome in a muddy field in Glastonbury.
Theatre includes: Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Apollo), Legally Blonde (UK tour), Viva Forever (Piccadilly Theatre, West End), The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse), Million Dollar Quartet (Noel Coward Theatre, West End); The Lady From The Sea (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Tempest (Guildford Shakespeare Company); Look Back In Anger (Northern Stage and National Tour); Spamalot (Palace Theatre, West End); Edward II (BAC); Harriott And I (Manchester Royal Exchange Studio); Destiny (BAC); Oh! What A Lovely War (Clwyd Theatr Cymru); A Chorus Of Disapproval (Bristol Old Vic); The Beggar’s Opera (Bristol Old Vic); Antigone (Bristol Old Vic); Japes (Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End); Stalin! The Musical (Pleasance); Around The World In Eighty Days (BAC); Uncle Ebenezer- A Christmas Carol (BAC).
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into...
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Legally Blonde Touring the UK again following a 2017 tour, which received â â â â â critical acclaim, EastEnders’ Rita Simons, Lucie Jones and Bill Ward, star of Coronation Street and Emmerdale, are back starring in the sparkling new production of the smash-hit musical, Legally Blonde The Musical. An all singing, all dancing romantic comedy...
From soap sets to stilettos, TV and stage actor Bill Ward will take on the role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle in Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae’s Everybody's Talking About Jamie at London’s Apollo Theatre from 1 July 2019 for a limited season.