Bill has been a professional actor across theatre, TV and film for 20 years. He is probably best known for his work on two of the country’s leading soaps, Coronation Street (Charlie Stubbs) and Emmerdale (James Barton), in which he appeared for over 700 episodes, and for which he won numerous awards. Though well known for his TV work, Bill’s theatre work encompasses everything from Sophocles to The Spice Girls in London’s West End and theatres across the country.
Theatre includes: West End – Viva Forever! (Piccadilly), Million Dollar Quartet (Noël Coward), Spamalot (Palace) and Japes (Theatre Royal Haymarket). Other theatre – Shakespeare in Love (Bath Theatre Royal/UK tour), Legally Blonde (UK/Ireland tour), Not Dead Enough (UK/Ireland tour), The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse), The Lady from the Sea (Manchester Royal Exchange), The Tempest (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Look Back in Anger (Northern Stage/UK tour), Edward II (BAC), Harriott and I (Manchester Royal Exchange Studio), Destiny
(BAC), Oh! What a Lovely War (Clwyd Theatr Cymru), A Chorus of Disapproval (Bristol Old Vic), The Beggar’s Opera and Antigone (Bristol Old Vic), Stalin! The Musical (Pleasance), Around the
World in Eighty Days and Uncle Ebenezer – A Christmas Carol (BAC).
OTHER TV includes: Silent Witness, True Crime, Casualty, Tangled (CBC Canada), Doctors, The Bill, Robin Hood, Midsomer Murders, Heartbeat, Cold Blood, Fallen, Holby City, EastEnders, Swag, Seven Stories, Jonathan Creek, Footballers’ Wives, Rose and Maloney, In Deep and Make My Day.
Film includes: A Dark Reflection, The Great Ghost Rescue, The Haunting of Ellie Rose, Practice Makes Perfect and Adam and Steve.
Bill is also an award-winning landscape photographer. You can follow his work on Instagram @billwardphotography