Last Updated on November 10, 2023, 8:30 am
Tim Woodward, a well-known British actor, died on Thursday, November 9, 2023, in Kensington, London. He was 70 years old. He was the son of renowned actor Edward Woodward.
Who was Tim Woodward?
Tim Woodward was a British actor born in Kensington, London, England, to actors Edward Woodward and Venetia Barrett on April 24, 1953. He attended Haileybury and Imperial Service College before joining the entertainment industry.
He was best known for audio narration in the children’s television show Wide-Eye. His earliest performance was his portrayal of Royal Flying Corps pilot Sergeant Alan Farmer in the 1970s BBC drama Wings. He also garnered attention early in his career with his role as a wealthy, eccentric, and by-the-book Royal Air Force pilot, Squadron Leader Rex, in Piece of Cake.
He performed alongside his father and son, Sam, as a London gangster family in a special storyline for the Bill in 2008. He also appeared with his father in American TV’s The Equalizer episode. He is the brother of actors Peter Woodward and Sarah Woodward.
His most recent notable roles include Alexander in Rosamund Pike starred Radioactive, Lord Suckerby in Peaky Blinders and Idris in One Way to Denmark in 2019. He had worked in the 2018 thriller Criminal and the 2017 hit Beast. He had most recently worked as the second narrator in Speed Is Expensive: Phillip Vincent and the Million Dollar Motorcycle.
What happened to Tim Woodward?
The details of his death have not been made public. It is unclear what caused his untimely death. His best friend, Ron Berglas, shared the news of his passing in a post on social media. The post had two pictures; one was of Tim Woodward with his daughter, the other was his cousin, David Berglas, and a heartfelt tribute to the late actor. He said,
“We lost two great men this week. My cousin David Berglas and my mate, Tim Woodward. Tim is pictured here sitting with my youngest daughter Amy in a pub in Kentish Town, after driving her around London, as a favor for me, on the back of his motorcycle.”
Berglas reminisces on the last time he spent with his friend at his oldest daughter’s wedding. He loved him and cherished every moment he spent with his dear friend.
“Tim passed away this morning,” he said. “I am completely gutted, as I know so many others are, by the loss of these two truly extraordinary men.”
We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends. May he rest in peace.
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