Forty Years On 1968 (1).jpg Alan Bennett, John Gielgud, Merlin Ward

Forty Years On

Merlin Ward was fortunate to be one of six boys to have a speaking role in Alan Bennett's ‘Forty Years On' at the Apollo Theatre.

Alan Bennett is top left, MW is top right, and Sir John Gielgud is sitting.

Child's Play

About a year after 'Forty Years On' closed Merlin Ward was cast in another West End play set in a boys' school starring Laurence Harvey and Rupert Davies.  Laurence Harvey is to the right in the photo and MW is standing next to him.

About a year after 'Forty Years On' closed Merlin Ward was cast in another West End play set in a boys' school starring Laurence Harvey and Rupert Davies.

Laurence Harvey is to the right in the photo and MW is standing next to him.

Crossroads

Merlin Ward made many TV appearances often in comedies such as 'Please Sir!' with John Alderton, 'His Lordship Entertains' with Ronnie Barker, and the 'Dick Emery Show'.  In 1977, he was cast as a cockney garage mechanic in the soap 'Crossroads' playing most of his scenes opposite Karan David (pictured).   Subsequent work included 'The Stud' with Joan Collins, 'Carry On Emmannuelle', and the US drama series 'The Love Boat', in which he played a commercials director in a scene with screen legend, Trevor Howard.  Links below:

Merlin Ward made many TV appearances often in comedies such as 'Please Sir!' with John Alderton, 'His Lordship Entertains' with Ronnie Barker, and the 'Dick Emery Show'.

In 1977, he was cast as a cockney garage mechanic in the soap 'Crossroads' playing most of his scenes opposite Karan David (pictured).

Subsequent work included 'The Stud' with Joan Collins, 'Carry On Emmannuelle', and the US drama series 'The Love Boat', in which he played a commercials director in a scene with screen legend, Trevor Howard.

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