17 Nov 2009

Actor Edward Woodward dies

6:09 am on 17 November 2009

British actor Edward Woodward has died in hospital at the age of 79.

His agent says he had been suffering from various illnesses, including pneumonia, the BBC reports.

Edward Woodward was best known for his roles in the cult 1970s horror film The Wicker Man, and in the US television series The Equalizer.

He played the title role in the British spy series "Callan" and starred in the war film Breaker Morant.