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One year ago: Edward Woodward

November 16, 2010 |  6:00 am

Woodward Edward Woodward, a British actor who died one year ago, may have been best known in the United States for his role as Robert McCall on "The Equalizer," a detective TV series that ran from 1985 to 1989 on CBS. The character, a disillusioned former secret agent, was the last stop for people seeking justice. His newspaper ad read, "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer."

Woodward also starred in the gripping 1980 Australian film "Breaker Morant," about three Australian officers on trial for murdering Boer prisoners during the Boer War in South Africa. Spoiler alert: Click here only if you have already seen the movie. If you don't know the movie, you should. Find it and watch it today.

For more on the actor, read the Edward Woodward obituary by Dennis McLellan that appeared in The Times.

-- Claire Noland

Photo: Edward Woodward as "The Equalizer." Credit: CBS