Bill Ward was born on 5th May, 1967 in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is a British actor who played Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street from 2003 until 2007, when the character was murdered by Tracy Barlow.

In recent times, Bill has launched a successful photography business, and had a main role in Emmerdale as James Barton from 2013 to 2016, with a guest reappearance in 2017. Like Charlie, James was murdered by a lover scorned.