Edward Woodward: 1930 - 2009
There was a funny side to Woodward's intensity though. At the same time that he made Morant he also appeared in a series of commercials for a South Australian company called Craftwood, who are now long gone. The ads showed a deadly serious Woodward explaining the benefits of the product and had the punchline of, "Who would? Craftwood would, or my name isn't Edward Woodward." I always found that amusing, his delivery was spot on and I always wondered if he didn't crack up as soon as the word "Cut" was yelled.
Vale Edward Woodward, you shall be missed, but luckily we have you forever, immortalised in one of the best Australian movies of any era and generation.