He is the author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford University Press) and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis (Cambridge University Press). He presented the BBC television documentary, The Narnia Code, directed by BAFTA-winning film-maker, Norman Stone.
On the fiftieth anniversary of Lewis's death (22nd November 2013), Dr Ward unveiled a permanent national memorial to him in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey.
Michael studied English at Oxford, Theology at Cambridge, and has a PhD from St Andrews. Between 1996 and 1999 he was Warden of The Kilns, Lewis's Oxford home.
For full details, please see Michael Ward's work website.
Dr Ward's main claim to fame is that he handed a pair of X-ray spectacles to James Bond in the movie The World Is Not Enough. Here he is next to 007 and Q:
For an X-ray perspective on the Narnia Chronicles, read Planet Narnia.