Trevor Howard

Trevor Howard

  • Born on
    • September 29th, 1913
  • Died on
    • January 7th, 1988
Howard was born in Cliftonville, Kent, England, the son of Mabel Grey (Wallace) and Arthur John Howard. He was educated at Clifton College (to which he left in his will a substantial legacy for a drama scholarship) and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), acting on the London stage for several years before World War II. His first paid work was in the play Revolt in a Reformatory (1934), before he left RADA in 1935 to take small roles. Although stories of his courageous wartime service in the British Army's Royal Corps of Signals earned him much respect among fellow actors and fans alike, files held in the Public Record Office reveal that he had actually been discharged from the British Army in 1943 for mental instability and having a "psychopathic personality". The story, which surfaced in Terence Pettigrew's biography of the actor, published by Peter Owen in 2001, was initially denied by Howard's widow, actress Helen Cherry. Later, confronted with official records, she told the Daily Telegraph (24 June 2001) that his mother had claimed he was a holder of the Military Cross. She added that Howard had an honourable military record and "had nothing to be ashamed of".

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Acting (64 Credits)

2014Memory of the Camps as Narrator (fragment version)
1988The Unholy as Father Silva
1987White Mischief as Jack Soames
1986Shaka Zulu as Lord Charles Somerset
1986Peter the Great as Sir Isaac Newton
1984Sword of the Valiant as The King
1982The Missionary as Lord Henry Ames
1982Gandhi as Judge Broomfield
1982Inside the Third Reich as Prof. Heinrich Tessenow
1981Light Years Away as Yoshka Poliakeff
1980Windwalker as Windwalker
1980The Sea Wolves as Jack Cartwright
1980Superman II as Krypton Elder (archive footage) (uncredited)
1979Hurricane as Father Malone
1979Meteor as Sir Michael Hughes
1978Superman as 1st Elder (uncredited)
1977The Last Remake of Beau Geste as Sir Hector
1976Aces High as Lieutenant Colonel Silkin
1975The Count of Monte-Cristo as Abbé Faria
1975Conduct Unbecoming as Colonnello Benjamin Strang
1975Hennessy as Comdr. Rice
1974Who? as Colonel Azarin
197411 Harrowhouse as Clyde Massey
1974Craze as Supt. Bellamy
1973The Offence as Lieutenant Cartwright, Detective Superintendant
1973Ludwig as Richard Wagner
1973A Doll's House as Dr. Rank
1971The Night Visitor as The Inspector
1971Kidnapped as Lord Advocate
1971Mary, Queen of Scots as William Cecil
1970Ryan's Daughter as Father Hugh Collins
1970London Affair as Twinky's Grandfather
1969The Battle of Britain as Air Vice Marshal Keith Park
1968The Charge of the Light Brigade as Lord Cardigan
1967The Long Duel as Freddie Young
1966Triple Cross as Freddie Young (Distinguished Civilian)
1966The Poppy Is Also a Flower as Sam Lincoln
1965Von Ryan's Express as Major Eric Fincham
1965The Liquidator as Mostyn
1965Operation Crossbow as Professor Lindemann
1965Morituri as Colonel Statter
1964Father Goose as Commander Frank Houghton
1964The Winston Affair as Major Kensington
1962Mutiny on the Bounty as Capt. William Bligh
1962The Lion as John Bullit
1960Sons and Lovers as Walter Morel
1958The Roots of Heaven as Morel
1958The Key as Capt. Chris Ford
1956Run for the Sun as Browne
1956Around the World in 80 Days as Denis Fallentin
1955The Cockleshell Heroes as Captain Thompson
1952Glory at Sea as Lt. Cmdr Hugh Alginon Fraser
1951Outcast of the Islands as Peter Willems
1950Golden Salamander as David Redfern
1950The Clouded Yellow as Maj. David Somers
1950Odette as Captain Peter Churchill
1949The Passionate Friends as Prof. Steven Stratton
1949The Third Man as Major Calloway
1947I Became a Criminal as George Clement 'Clem' Morgan
1946I See a Dark Stranger as Lt. David Bayne
1946Green for Danger as Dr. Barnes
1945Brief Encounter as Dr. Alec Harvey
1945Johnny in the Clouds as Squadron Leader Carter
1944The Way Ahead as Officer on Ship (uncredited)


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