Bill Ward is a multi-award-winning photographer and actor. He won the inaugural Adobe Prize at the UK Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015, Best Seascape at Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020, and was runner up in the Your Vision category at Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2021. Bill gives talks at festivals, photo shows, and camera clubs around the world, and is delighted to be on the judging panel again for UK Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2023. He is an Ambassador for Pentax Ricoh UK, a Tour/Workshop Leader for Light and Land, and creates images for the photographic agencies Robert Harding and ArenaPal.
A creative photography specialist, as well as a landscape photographer, Bill is particularly drawn to water. He believes in improvising, meeting the landscape on its own terms, and going with what he’s given. He is a regular writer and contributor to the worldwide ICM Photography Magazine.
As an actor, Bill has appeared in over 30 TV shows and films, and 50 plays since turning professional in 2000. He is probably best known for playing the rather unpleasant builder Charlie Stubbs in the UK TV show Coronation Street for over 400 episodes, for which he won many awards.
In search of peace and quiet, Bill’s photography is a response, and in many ways an antidote, to the time he spends as an actor working in the public eye.