Edward Woodward (Performer) | Playbill

Edward Woodward


In the darkly hued "The Equalizer," he played Robert McCall, a former spy who turns vigilante. The sinister, flip side of a conventional detective drama, McCall was the person people turned to when the police couldn't, or wouldn't, help in achieving justice. Bitter and intelligent, the elderly, button-down McCall hardly seemed the man for the job. But Woodward rendered the part a study in controlled rage, furnishing a quiet strength and sense of menace that made the character quite formidable-seeming.

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  • Born: Jun 01, 1930 in Croyden, Surrey, ENGLAND
  • Death: Nov 16, 2009 in Truro, Cornwall, England

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