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Tom Ward

Tom Ward
Born (1971-01-11) 11 January 1971
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Emily Hohler (2001-present)
Children Jack (born 2002)
Tabitha (born 2004)
Jimmy (born 2006)

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

Early life

Tom Ward was born in Swansea, the son of poet and academic John Powell Ward and Sarah Ward OBE, a farmer. His brother Tristan became a partner at Macfarlanes LLP, a firm of solicitors in the City of London.

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. He joined the drama society, and subsequently decided to pursue acting as a career.


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.

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

Personal life

Ward has fenced for Britain.[3] He plays saxophone, sings and dances. He keeps fit by riding, a skill that he has used in several television roles.

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

In 2001 Tom Ward married journalist, Emily Hohler. They live in Oxfordshire with their three children: Jack, born in 2002, Tabitha, born in 2004, and Jimmy, born 2006.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Lethal Justice Bartel
1991 Storyteller: Greek Myths, TheThe Storyteller: Greek Myths Athenian TV series, episode: "Theseus & the Minotaur"
1995 Pride and Prejudice Lt. Chamberlayne TV series, episode 1.2
1996 Island Dominic TV series, regular cast member
1996 Public Enemies Paymaster
1996 Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders, TheThe Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders Lemuel TV film
1998 Vanity Fair George Osborne TV mini-series
1999 Plunkett & Macleane Backbench Heckler
1999 Warriors Capt. Richard Gurney TV serial
2000 Anna Karenina Yashvin
2000 Quills The Horseman
2001 Love in a Cold Climate Alfred TV mini-series
2001 Infinite Worlds of H. G. Wells, TheThe Infinite Worlds of H. G. Wells H.G. Wells TV mini-series
2001 Midsomer Murders Tristan Goodfellow TV series, episode: "Destroying Angel"
2001 Lost World, TheThe Lost World Lord John Phillip Roxton TV film
2001 Red Cap Capt. Dominic Railton
2002 Heart of Me, TheThe Heart of Me Kevin Brown Short film
2002–2012[4] Silent Witness Dr. Harry Cunningham TV series, regular cast member
2003 Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill Roland TV film
2004 Hawking Roger Penrose TV film
2007 Instinct Ian Stanford TV film
2010 Marple: The Pale Horse Captain Cottam TV film
2012 Doctor Who Captain Latimer 2012 Christmas Special, "The Snowmen"
2013 Death in Paradise Alex Seymour 1 episode
2013 Death Comes to Pemberley Colonel Fitzwilliam TV mini-series


  1. ^ , 6 August 2012Mirror"Dead end: Silent Witness star Tom Ward quits as hunk Harry after 10 years", . Accessed 8 March 2013
  2. ^ "Death Comes to Pemberley: episode 2, BBC One, review", 27 Dec 2013. Accessed 30 December 2013
  3. ^ Dragon School, Oxford: Eminent Dragons (Dead link). Accessed 8 March 2013
  4. ^ "Tom Ward quits 'Silent Witness' - TV News". Digital Spy. 13 April 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 

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