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Bill Ward (1967)

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Bill Ward is an English actor who played Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street.

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He completed a degree in History at Bristol University. He is a former advertising executive. After Coronation Street, he had a role in the ITV series Cold Blood with Pauline Quirke. He is due to play Sir Lancelot, and other characters, in the latest Monty Python West End, Stage Production, Spamalot. He also had a small cameo role in the Jonathan Creek episode "Satan's Chimney", as a man who chatted up Julia Sawalha's character Carla Borrego after briefly offending her.

 Coronation Street
In 2003, he joined the cast of Coronation Street, portraying local builder Charlie Stubbs. The character was frequently involved in controversial storylines, including an abusive relationship with former Rovers Return landlady, Shelley Unwin, portrayed by Sally Lindsay.

In 2006, Ward announced that he was to leave Coronation Street in an episode to air during 2007. The plot device required for his exit was provided by his affair with Maria Sutherland, prompting his lover, Tracy Barlow, to take drastic revenge by killing him. He won "Best Exit" and 'Best Storyline' at the 2007 British Soap Awards.

 Other work
He played Sir Lancelot in "Spamalot" in the West End, London, but finished on 12 January, replaced by Jake Nightingale.

He also played "Scar" in the West End, London, performance of "The Lion King".

Bill Ward touring with Northern Stage in "Look Back in Anger" the classic John Osbourne play in which he plays the disillusioned young graduate Jimmy Porter, the original "angry young man".

He was recently playing the banished Duke Prospero in the Guildford Shakespeare Company's production of The Tempest and receiving rave reviews.

Ward appears in the West End run of Million Dollar Quartet as Sam Phillips.

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