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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3 comments

    • 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.
    Bondy

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