|Born||5 May 1967|
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
|Alma mater||Bristol University|
|Known for|| Coronation Street (2003–2007)|
Bill Ward (born 5 May 1967) is an English actor. He is known for his soap opera roles as Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street and James Barton in Emmerdale .
Ward was educated at Oundle School and Bristol University where he obtained a degree in Modern British History,and worked as an advertising executive before beginning his professional acting career in the 1980s.
He acted widely in theatre and television, joining the cast of Coronation Street in 2003, portraying local builder Charlie Stubbs, until 2007 when his character was killed by Tracy Barlow after a domestic abuse storyline.He made his second appearance in a major soap opera role as James Barton in Emmerdale beginning in 2013. However, Ward announced in August 2016 that he is quitting the soap, his character was killed off in October 2016. Outside acting, Ward is noted as a photographer. Bill Ward also had a role back in 2003 in BBC TV's EastEnders , where he played the role of Mike Parker. He also has had roles in hit shows such as ITV's The Bill , Heartbeat and many more well known shows. In 2019, he starred as retired drag queen Hugo Battersby / Loco Chanelle in acclaimed musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre for a very limited run. In December 2020 it was revealed that Ward had undertaken work as a delivery driver for Tesco after several acting jobs he had scheduled were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|1984||Secret Places||Mr. Watts|
|2001||Jonathan Creek||Vernon Spools|
|Footballers' Wives||Mike Grainger|
|Rose and Maloney||Mikey|
|Holby City||Patrick Sanders|
|2003–2007||Coronation Street||Charlie Stubbs||418 episodes|
|2007||Cold Blood||Paul Attwell|
|2008||Midsomer Murders||Sam Nelms|
|Heartbeat||Mad Dan Neeley|
|2003, 2008||The Bill||Rob Towler / Charlie Phillips||6 episodes|
|2009||Robin Hood||Rufus||1 episode|
|Everything But the Ball||Geoff|
|2009, 2012||Doctors||Reverend Roderick McAllister / Larry Bryan||2 episodes|
|2011||The Great Ghost Rescue||Lord Alfred Seymour|
|2012||Casualty||Vaughan Morrison||1 episode|
|Crime Stories||Carl Thompson|
|2013||Silent Witness||Hearns||2 episodes|
|2013–2017||Emmerdale||James Barton||341 episodes|
|2020||After Life||Simon||3 episodes|
|2021||Before We Die||Sean Hardacre||3 episodes|
|2021||Casualty||Mike Sartwell||1 episode|
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