Obituary: Patrick Ward

Actor Patrick Ward, star of various Australian films and television series, has died at the age of 69.

He left school in Sydney at the age of 14 and at the age of 16 began as a dancer before joining the Independent Theatre in Sydney and trained as an actor.

He starred as lawyer Mike Parsons in early episodes of Number 96 in 1972.

He re-appeared at Number 96 in the series’ movie spin-off, released in 1974, but this time playing the part of bikie Tony Brent.

Other credits included The Spoiler, Spyforce, Matlock Police, Catch Kandy, Class Of ’74, Homicide ,The Unisexers and sitcom Up The Convicts.

He played a police officer in Cop Shop when it began in 1977, was sports shop owner Craig Carmichael in the short-lived series Arcade in 1980 and starred in the 1992 sitcom My Two Wives.

Mini-series credits included Anzacs, Fields Of Fire and Body Surfer and telemovies Kindred Spirits and Supersleuth.

He also made guest appearances in Runaway Island, Holiday Island, A Country Practice, Rafferty’s Rules, Chances, Home And Away, Over The Hill, All Saints and Farscape.

Source: TV Tonight, IMDB. TV Times, 8 February 1975.


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    • Mark Hembrow on 15 October 2019 at 7:40 PM
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    Love you Patrick .You are a King and you are in Heaven .
    Such a blessing to have been able to have such beautiful conversations this past week and before. You heart , your courage, your humour and your love is forever.
    Mark Hembrow

    • Lyn on 25 October 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    I remember seeing Patrick for the first time in 1965 in Nth Sydney..I instantly had a crush..he was so good looking. And later he would drop into Manly for a surf on the odd occasion and would always say hello.
    I admired him from afar. R.I.P. Patrick.

    • Barry Bond on 13 November 2019 at 12:18 PM
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    Pat and I went to Belmore Boys High together.
    We hung around a bit out of school as I surfered and he was getting into it.
    I was a bit older than Pat so I was out in the workplace before him making boards at Ron Surfboards at Belmore and made him a board.
    I later that year ran into him at Manly as I was working over there for Bill Wallace Surfboards, but not long after that moved back to my home town The Entrance and lost contact.
    I only just heard of his Passiing.
    Very sad
    RIP Pat
    Hope theres some waves up there for you mate.

    • Anthony Hanna on 15 June 2020 at 6:11 PM
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    I only just found out about Pat’s passing! Iwas a mate from old surfing days, then we crossed paths again when he was doing modelling at Grace Brothers, I was a freelance artist and we’d see each other in Advertising when we both had gigs with them, then next time was on the train one night when he was coming home from Nida classes, after that he hit the TV and big screen. next thing a few years later he was almost my neighbour in Newtown. We’d often see each other in King Street and have a chat! I left to live on the Gold Coast in late 2009. so had lost touch with him, I am in a Grace Bros advertising group on Facebook and I only just found out he’s passed, great guy, shared lot of scattered moments with hime from about 1965 to 2009. Always remembered!

    • Paul Hargreaves on 15 December 2020 at 5:46 AM
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    I knew Patrick in the early seventies when he had a girlfriend by the name of Rosemary.
    He drove a sports car.
    I ran into him again in Newtown a few years ago.

      • Bill rizos on 14 May 2021 at 12:17 AM
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      I remember him as blazo in Phoenix great actor

    • Glenn Lynch on 9 September 2021 at 5:27 PM
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    I lived with Pat at Newtown for a while
    Introduced me to his friends
    One day he had a small party at the terrace and I was asleep on the couch the whole time
    So they just sat around me
    Pat actually took photos
    They all had left
    I didn’t believe him till he should me the photos

    • Rosemary on 31 January 2022 at 4:26 PM
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    I first met Pat when he was a dancer at The Cheetah Room (1969) then I got a job dancing there as well and we fell in love at first sight almost instantly. I found Patrick to be a beautiful person and I have loved him all my life. RosemaryK.

    • Mark Hollis on 29 July 2022 at 8:29 AM
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    As a young Brit out of work actor arriving in Sydney in 1973, I shared a house in Woollahra with Patrick and two other guys. I remember him well as a very dynamic guy and a good mate. I also remember his girlfriend Ros who has made a post above – a lovely sweet lady. I went on to work in Class of 74 playing Wayne Elliott – captain of school. I left Oz in late 1975 and unfortunately didn’t see Pat or Ros again. He drove an old red Triumph Spitfire in and around Paddington and Woollahra at breakneck speed, He was a finer actor by far than I could ever hope to be. I only heard about his passing by chance a little earlier this year. RIP mate, and nice to see a post from Rosemary – hope all is well. Mark Hollis.

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