Simon Ward

  1. Christopher Gable, The Boyfriend, 1971.      Ward was not yet Young Winston and Gable, a Ken Russell favourite, was exactly what the musical required. A dancer.
  2. Martin Potter, Doctor Who #126: Terminus, TV, 1983.     Director Mary Ridge had as many as 16 Eirak choices for Doc 5 Peter Davison’s visit to the titular and leprous space station. Many of the usual suspects – Ward, Potter, Nicholas Ball, Ralph Bates, Christopher Cazenove, Tom Chadbon, Ben Cross, Richard Heffer, avdrts, Martin Jarvis, Jeff Rawle, Patrick Ryecart, Simons Williams. Plus Sean Arnold, Jack Galloway, Nigel Havers, Paul Shelley.  
  3. Patrick Stewart, Lifeforce, 1984.
  4. Michael Gothard, Lifeforce, 1984.
  5. Nicholas Ball, Lifeforce, 1984.
  6. Peter Firth, Lifeforce, 1984.
  7. Don Henderson, Doctor Who #146: Delta and The Bannermen, TV, 1987.    Chimeron Queen Delta escapes the baddies and heads to Disneyland ( !) landing instead at … a Welsh holiday camp! Director Chris Clough chose Henderson for Bannerman boss Gavrok from producer John Nathan-Taylor’s familar dartboard list: Ward, Nicholas Ball, Kenneth Colley, Michael Elphick, Michael Gothard, Bernard Hill, Jeremy Kemp, Ronald Lacey, TP McKenna, Clifford Rose, Peter Vaughan, David Warner
  8. Edward Peel, Doctor Who #147: Dragonfire, TV, 1987.     The usual suspects were up for Kane, the icy director of Iceworld, on the dark side of planet Svartos… Ward, John Alderton, Nicholas Ball, Tom Chadbon, Michael Gothard, Ian Holm, David Jason, Ronald Lacey, TP McKenna, Clifford Rose, Simon Ward, David Warner. The Doctor was Doc7 Sylvester McCoy.
  9. Simon Williams, Doctor Who #148: Remembrance of the Daleks, 1988.    Despite the importance of the show – the 25th anniversary season opener – eleven actors passed on Group Captain Gilmore. Ward, Tom Adams, Nicholas Ball, Tom Chadbon, Michael Cochrane, Lewis Collins, Del Henney, Ian Ogilvy, Tim Pigott-Smith, Neil Stacy and James Warwick. Enter: Williams, aka James Bellamy in Upstairs, Downstairs, the Downton Abbey of its day – TV, 1971-1975. Ward never visited the Whoverse in his 65 screen roles… from Jackanory to, of course, Young Winston, 1971.

 Birth year: 1941Death year: 2012Other name: Casting Calls:  9