Bill Ward is an award winning British actor and photographer, born and raised in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He has a degree in Modern British History from Bristol University.
Bill started out in the Advertising Industry, and for over a decade had a successful career firstly as an Account Director, latterly as a Senior Strategic Planner for some of the UK’s top ad agencies (inc BBH, Saatchi and Saatchi).
A professional actor since 2000, his career includes extensive West End appearances (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Spamalot, Million Dollar Quartet, Viva Forever), UK Tours (The Glee Club, Shakespeare in Love, Legally Blonde, Look Back in Anger), Rep Theatre (Bath Theatre Royal, Bristol Old Vic, Manchester Royal Exchange, Nothern Stage, Theatr Clwyd), New Writing (National Theatre Studio, Battersea Arts Centre, White Bear), Off West End (Southwark Playhouse), Film (A Dark Reflection, Great Ghost Rescue, Ellie Rose) and TV (After Life, Silent Witness, Robin Hood, Footballers Wives, Cold Blood, Jonathan Creek, Midsomer Murders, Casualty, The Bill, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Eastenders etc.)
He is probably best known for playing the badly behaved builder Charlie Stubbs in the UK TV show Coronation Street, a role he played for over 400 episodes and three and a half years, and for which he won numerous awards. He also played the long-suffering farmer, James Barton, in Emmerdale, for over 300 episodes, and for which he was also nominated for a number of awards.
He recently played Simon in Ricky Gervais’ critically acclaimed dark comedy “After Life” (Netflix).