Bill Ward is a British actor, born and raised in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He has a degree in Modern British History (Class 2.1) from Bristol University.
Before becoming an actor, Bill had a successful career for over a decade in the Advertising Industry, 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).
He has been taking pictures since the age of 6.
Water remains a consistent theme in his work. A keen surfer, his grandfather ran one of the last great shipyards on the Tyne, and he spent much of his childhood on the vast Northumbrian beaches getting very wet indeed. He gets to the sea as often as he can.
Constantly in search of peace and quiet, his photography is a response, and in many ways an antidote, to the time he spends as an actor working in the public eye.
Bill's work has been exhibited at The Diemar Noble Gallery in London ( Rhubarb Rhubarb "The Gathering"
- alongside Martin Parr), and he has permanent collections with Webbs Fine Art Gallery
in London, and the online gallery ElizaTheGallery.com
He has also exhibited at the Wendy J Levy Gallery
in Manchester, The Royal Exchange Theatre
in Manchester, The Louise Janetta Studio
in Buxton, The Alhambra Gallery in Sydenham, The Tabernacle
in Notting Hill, and the Manchester Buy Art Fair
As an actor, he is probably best known for playing the misogynistic builder Charlie Stubbs in the UK TV show Coronation Street, a role he played for 280 episodes and three and a half years, and for which he won a number of awards. He's also done an awful lot of other work across Theatre, TV and Film that he's equally proud of.
He is currently appearing in the new West End musical Viva Forever, featuring songs from the Spice Girls.
For a full cv, go to Bill Ward Acting CV