[BBC News has the standard obit][link] covered, for a less formal take, see British filmmaker [Edgar Wright’s tribute][edgar].
I used to watch [The Equalizer][equal] all the time in reruns at a kid, and [the Wicker Man][wicker] is one of my favorite films, and one of the best British horror films ever.
Nobody had a poker face like Woodward.
[link]: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8362367.stm “Edward Woodward dead at 79”
[equal]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1NiNKwueE “The Equalizer intro”
[edgar]: http://www.edgarwrighthere.com/2009/11/edward-woodward-1930-2009/ “Edward Woodward (1930 – 2009) : Edgar Wright Here”
[wicker]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FdV-O8o7ok “The Wicker Man trailer”