Tom Ward was born on January 11 1971 in Swansea, Wales in the United Kingdom. He is married to journalist Emily Hohler with whom he has three children. Their eldest son, Jack, was born in 2002, followed by their only daughter, Tabitha in 2003. Their youngest, also a boy, came in 2006. In his spare time, Ward likes to sing, dance, play the saxophone and ride horses. He is also adept at fencing and has competed for Great Britain in the past.
Ward is a veteran of period dramas including Vanity Fair, Moll Flanders, Anna Karenina and Pride and Prejudice. His other television credits include appearances in Love in a Cold Climate, Midsomer Murders, The Lost World, Instinct, Hawking, Ready When you Are Mr. McGill, Red Cap, Quills, Public Enemies, and as the title character in The Infinite World of H.G. Wells. On the big screen, Ward has been in The Heart of Me, Quills and Plunkett and Macleane while onstage, he has appeared in a production of The Merchant of Venice, An Inspector Calls, Hamlet, Vortex, and Hay Fever. He joined the cast of the forensic drama Silent Witness in 2002, playing the role of Dr. Harry Cunningham.
Regarding fame, Ward is adamant about being recognized on the streets. "I do look better on TV. In real life I look scruffy and pale, and I get the worst kind of recognition... I get the 'Haven't we met somewhere before?' I suggest it might be because I'm on the telly and they say, 'No, it's definitely not that. Wasn't it at so-and-so's party?'" He lives in Oxford, England