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« on: November 16, 2009, 09:02:16 AM »

BBC News is reporting the passing of the great British actor Edward Woodward, star of The Equalizer, Callan and The Wicker Man.

RIP, Mr Woodward and thank you.  Bluesad

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 10:30:37 AM »

This really sucks.  He was one of my favorite actors and from all accounts a very nice and humble person.

He was great in Hot Fuzz. I wasn't aware he had a role in it until I was in the theater and when he showed up on screen I blurted out "Ed Woodward!" with a big smile on my face.

His performance in The Wicker Man is one for the ages.   
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 01:39:17 PM »

I loved Woodward in the Equalizer, he proved that old guys can still kick ass. He was great in Wicker Man and Breaker Morant.


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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009, 02:15:58 PM »

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

RIP  Bluesad
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2009, 03:19:50 PM »

Used to love The Equalizer.  Kind of scary to think I was watching that show 20 years ago.  I was very young to be watching it, I must say.  I remember thinking the intro was great.  

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I didn't even recognize him in Hot Fuzz.  Cool to know that was him.  A very nice role for him.  

RIP.
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2009, 07:48:11 PM »

R.I.P. Mr. Woodward. We've lost yet another talented actor. Thanks for the memories.
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2009, 08:54:23 PM »

EDWARD WOODWARD was hugely talented, a sensitive, accomplished actor, and always a treat to see in anything.  I was also a fan of "The Equalizer" because of WOODWARD's fantastic characterization.  Good night EDWARD, your work stands the test of time. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2009, 01:28:51 AM »

I can truly say that Mr Woodward was truly a nice guy ~ despite all the bad-ass enforcers he played like Callan and Robert McCall (some people say that these two are actually the same character) ~ because I wrote him a fan letter years back, asking his thoughts on Breaker Morant and he replied to me. I'll bet he even typed the letter himself.  Smile

I'm writing a review of Hot Fuzz for this site ~ I loved the film and the review will be dedicated to him.  Smile
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2009, 01:32:55 AM »

Typical Robert McCall line:

[Addressing a bad guy] "You have five seconds to give me the name." [pause] "Time's up! Throw him out of the window!"

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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2009, 01:43:18 AM »

Another of my favourites gone.  So very sad.  Good night, Edward.
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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2009, 05:20:35 AM »

I just had an idea ~ I have to come up with the titles for our yearly film screenings in Bloemfontein. As Breaker Morant is a film about South Africa and its' release date is within the time frame we're covering, I'm going to put that title forward for 2010 both as a film people would like to see and as a tribute to Edward Woodward.  Smile

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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2009, 07:36:05 AM »

Director Edgar Wright (of Hot Fuzz) has quite a well spoken eulogy about Mr. Woodward that is well worth a look.

http://www.edgarwrighthere.com/2009/11/edward-woodward-1930-2009/
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2009, 08:15:40 AM »

Thanks for that, Torgo.  Smile

And Edgar is right ~ the Hot Fuzz DVD commentary with Edward Woodward, Timothy Dalton, Paul Freeman and Kenneth Cranham is great.
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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2009, 11:32:38 PM »

I just had an idea ~ I have to come up with the titles for our yearly film screenings in Bloemfontein. As Breaker Morant is a film about South Africa and its' release date is within the time frame we're covering, I'm going to put that title forward for 2010 both as a film people would like to see and as a tribute to Edward Woodward.  Smile

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I appreciate the depth of your thoughtfulness.  My own gut tells me, BREAKER MORANT, though an important and challenging film, a masterpiece really, is perhaps too challenging anyway....  Bluesad  That film is a heartbreaker, a showstopper, and a challenger.   Thumbup
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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2009, 01:11:43 PM »

I recently saw The Wicker Man for the first time but didn't realize that it was the same guy from The Equalizer.  I used to watch that show with my parents when I was little.  The intro to that show always stuck with me.  It's sad to see him go.
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