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Tom Ward (born 11 January 1971) is a British film, stage and television actor.

Tom Ward
Born (1971-01-11) 11 January 1971 (age 48)
Spouse(s)Emily Hohler (2001–present)


Early lifeEdit

Tom Ward was born in Swansea, Wales, the son of poet and academic John Powell Ward, and Sarah Ward OBE, a farmer.

Ward was sent to the Dragon School in Oxford and The King's School, Canterbury. He read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Lincoln College, Oxford.


Ward is chiefly known for his role as Dr. Harry Cunningham in the long-running forensic drama series Silent Witness, a role he played for ten years.[1] He also featured in the Doctor Who Christmas special "The Snowmen" at the end of 2012, and in Death in Paradise in early 2013.[2]

In December 2013, Ward played Colonel Fitzwilliam in a BBC television adaptation of Death Comes to Pemberley.[3]

In December 2015, he appeared in Harry Price: Ghost Hunter, an ITV drama, alongside Rafe Spall and Cara Theobald.

Personal lifeEdit

In 2005 he was a winner on the BBC quiz show Celebrity Mastermind; his specialist subject was the poet Philip Larkin.

In 2001 Tom Ward married journalist Emily Hohler. They live in Oxfordshire with their three children: Jack, born in 2002, Tabitha, born in 2004, and Jimmy, born in 2006.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Lethal Justice Bartel
1991 The Storyteller: Greek Myths Athenian TV series, episode: "Theseus & the Minotaur"
1995 Pride and Prejudice Lt. Chamberlayne TV series, episode 1.2
1996 Island Dominic TV series, regular cast member
1996 Public Enemies Paymaster
1996 The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders Lemuel TV film
1998 Vanity Fair George Osborne TV mini-series
1999 Plunkett & Macleane Backbench Heckler
1999 Warriors Capt. Richard Gurney TV serial
2000 Anna Karenina Yashvin
2000 Quills The Horseman
2001 Love in a Cold Climate Alfred TV mini-series
2001 The Infinite Worlds of H. G. Wells H.G. Wells TV mini-series
2001 Midsomer Murders Tristan Goodfellow TV series, episode: "Destroying Angel"
2001 The Lost World Lord John Phillip Roxton TV film
2001 Red Cap Capt. Dominic Railton
2002 The Heart of Me Kevin Brown Short film
2002–2012[4] Silent Witness Dr. Harry Cunningham TV series, regular cast member
2003 Ready When You Are, Mr. McGill Roland TV film
2004 Hawking Roger Penrose TV film
2007 Instinct Ian Stanford TV film
2010 Marple: The Pale Horse Captain Cottam TV film
2012 Doctor Who Captain Latimer 2012 Christmas Special, "The Snowmen"
2013 Death in Paradise Alex Seymour 1 episode
2013 Death Comes to Pemberley Colonel Fitzwilliam TV mini-series
2015-2017 The Frankenstein Chronicles Sir Robert Peel TV series
2015 Harry Price: Ghost Hunter Edward Goodwin TV film


  1. ^ "Dead end: Silent Witness star Tom Ward quits as hunk Harry after 10 years", Mirror, 6 August 2012. Accessed 8 March 2013
  2. ^ Tom Ward – IMDb. Accessed 24 August 2015
  3. ^ "Death Comes to Pemberley: episode 2, BBC One, review", 27 Dec 2013. Accessed 30 December 2013
  4. ^ "Tom Ward quits 'Silent Witness' – TV News". Digital Spy. 13 April 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012.

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