Edward Woodward (1930-2009)

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

He’ll be best remembered on film for the lead role in The Wicker Man, as the police officer who ventures to a mysterious Scottish island.

As someone growing up in the 1980s, The Equalizer was a show I’d always sneak down to watch and, in retrospect, there was something pleasingly surreal about an ageing English actor becoming a star on US prime time TV.

His most recent role of note was in Hot Fuzz: