Tom Ward

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Tom Ward
Born (1971-01-11) 11 January 1971 (age 50)
Spouse(s)Emily Hohler (2001–present)

Tom Ward (born 11 January 1971) is a British film, stage and television actor.


Early life

Tom Ward was born in Swansea, Wales, the son of poet and academic John Powell Ward, and Sarah Ward OBE, a farmer.

Ward was sent to the Dragon School in Oxford and The King's School, Canterbury. He read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Lincoln College, Oxford.


Ward is chiefly known for his role as Dr. Harry Cunningham in the long-running forensic drama series Silent Witness , a role he played for ten years. [1] He also featured in the Doctor Who Christmas special "The Snowmen" at the end of 2012, and in Death in Paradise in early 2013.[ citation needed ]

In December 2013, Ward played Colonel Fitzwilliam in a BBC television adaptation of Death Comes to Pemberley . [2]

In December 2015, he appeared in Harry Price: Ghost Hunter, an ITV drama, alongside Rafe Spall and Cara Theobald.

Personal life

In 2005 he was a winner on the BBC quiz show Celebrity Mastermind ; his specialist subject was the poet Philip Larkin.

In 2001 Ward married journalist Emily Hohler. They live in Oxfordshire with their three children: Jack, Tabitha, and Jimmy.


Film and television
1991Lethal JusticeBartel
1991 The Storyteller: Greek Myths AthenianTV series, episode: "Theseus & the Minotaur"
1995 Pride and Prejudice Lt. ChamberlayneTV series, episode 1.2
1996IslandDominicTV series, regular cast member
1996 Public Enemies Paymaster
1996The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll FlandersLemuelTV film
1998 Vanity Fair George OsborneTV mini-series
1999 Plunkett & Macleane Backbench Heckler
1999 Warriors Capt. Richard GurneyTV serial
2000 Anna Karenina Yashvin
2000 Quills The Horseman
2001 Love in a Cold Climate AlfredTV mini-series
2001 The Infinite Worlds of H. G. Wells H.G. Wells TV mini-series
2001 Midsomer Murders Tristan GoodfellowTV series, episode: "Destroying Angel"
2001 The Lost World Lord John Phillip RoxtonTV film
2001 Red Cap Capt. Dominic Railton
2002 The Heart of Me Kevin BrownShort film
2002–2012 [3] Silent Witness Dr. Harry CunninghamTV series, regular cast member
2003 Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill RolandTV film
2004 Hawking Roger Penrose TV film
2007 Instinct Ian StanfordTV film
2010 Marple: The Pale Horse Captain CottamTV film
2012 Doctor Who Captain Latimer2012 Christmas Special, "The Snowmen"
2013 Death in Paradise Alex Seymour1 episode
2013 Death Comes to Pemberley Colonel FitzwilliamTV mini-series
2015–2017 The Frankenstein Chronicles Sir Robert Peel TV series
2015Harry Price: Ghost HunterEdward GoodwinTV film

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