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Artist Profile - Howard Ward

Accents
Northern (English), Standard English/RP, Yorkshire

Age Ranges
Thirties, Forties

Voice Types
Actors/Actresses, Character/Animation, Comedy, Corporate/Informative, Natural/Fresh, Quirky/Interesting/Unique, Understated/Low Key, Upbeat/Energy

As an actor Howard has taken leading roles at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, the Royal Exchange Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre.

Howard has been in the original casts of Warhorse, London Road, and the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.

He has worked extensively on television including appearances on The Government Inspector, Heartbeat, EastEnders, Brookside, The Bill, MIT, Doctors, Holby City, Casualty, Inspector Lynley and The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper.

Howard can be seen in the current series of Downton Abbey as Sergeant Willis in Midsomer Murders and the film of London Road.

Howard has appeared in over 50 productions for BBC Radio including two guest appearances on The Archers, and has produced 2 x 90 minute plays for Radio 4 including the Sony award nominated, The Taxman.

He is a regular voice over on TV and radio, having fronted many campaigns.  The recent Nike commercial, in which Howard featured, was awarded second place in Campaign magazine’s top ten radio ads of 2007. Howard’s versatility means he is used for a huge variety of projects from cartoons to documentaries.  He voices one of the main characters in the children’s animated series, Underground Ernie (starring Gary Lineker) and he has narrated several series for National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Channel 4.

Howard will soon been seen in the BBC film of Lady Chatterley's Lover.