From the BBC News website
Simon Ward,who came to fame in Young Winston
has sadly died.
Simon Ward RIP
The BBC News is now confirming what was referred to in the thread about Angharad Rees (http://www.britmovie.co.uk/forums/sh...=1#post2089418) - that Simon Ward died recently.
Saw him many times on stage and he was always a distinguished presence. One year he appeared in the York Mystery Plays.
A very sad weekend of passings for the British Entertainment Industry.....R.I.P Simon Ward
Sad to see this confirmed, the rumour had been floating around for a couple of days.
He featured in my two favourite films as the dashing Duke of Buckingham and was suitably splendid in the part.
"I probably could have managed, but my thanks to you gentlemen anyway."
I saw him on stage not so long ago in The Madness Of King George with Susan Penhaligon. He was a very good actor. I'm very sorry to hear of his untimely death.
Simon Ward, and thank you for your performances in Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed and Young Winston
He was great as a young Winston Churchill. Saddened . RIP
I have fond Memories of him in The TV Film All Creatures Great and Small 1975.... R.I.P.
That is such a shock and so so sad.
R I P Simon
A good solid actor, I wish we'd seen him in more film work. R.I.P. sir.
Simon Ward was 'Donald' in the Wednesday Play, SPOILED, broadcast 28/08/1968, repeated 09/07/1969, but later wiped by the BBC.
In March, 1971, I was much-impressed by his performance in the stage version at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.
Very sad news, very good actor. R.I.P.
He has an interesting footnote in theatre history in that he took over, at three days' notice, Stephen Fry's role in Cell Mates, when Fry did a bunk to Bruges.
Such sad news. I saw Simon Ward in the cast of Albert Finney's 'Hamlet' at the Old Vic in 1975. He was a fine actor who will be greatly missed.