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Trevor Howard

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Also Known As: Died: January 7, 1988
Born: September 29, 1916 Cause of Death: influenza and bronchitis complicated by jaundice
Birth Place: Cliftonville, England, GB Profession: actor

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One of the finest film actors of his generation. Howard began his career in the 1940s and excelled at playing debonair officers and gentlemen, carving a niche in his latter years as England's favorite screen autocrat. His understated performance opposite Celia Johnson in David Lean's "Brief Encounter" (1945) brought him to international attention and led to work with a distinguished roster of directors including Luchino Visconti, Joseph Losey and Tony Richardson. Howard enjoyed his most productive association with Carol Reed, memorably as the police major with an impeccably stiff upper lip in "The Third Man" (1949) and as the often unsympathetic but realistically complex protagonist of "An Outcast of the Islands" (1951).

One of the finest film actors of his generation. Howard began his career in the 1940s and excelled at playing debonair officers and gentlemen, carving a niche in his latter years as England's favorite screen autocrat. His understated performance opposite Celia Johnson in David Lean's "Brief Encounter" (1945) brought him to international attention and led to work with a distinguished roster of directors including Luchino Visconti, Joseph Losey and Tony Richardson. Howard enjoyed his most productive association with Carol Reed, memorably as the police major with an impeccably stiff upper lip in "The Third Man" (1949) and as the often unsympathetic but realistically complex protagonist of "An Outcast of the Islands" (1951).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Unholy, The (1988) Father Silva
2.
 Dawning, The (1988) Grandfather
3.
 White Mischief (1988) Jack Soames
4.
 Time After Time (1987) Brigadier Croshawe
5.
 Foreign Body (1986) Dr Stirrup
6.
 Christmas Eve (1986) Maitland
7.
 Dust (1985) Father
8.
 Sword Of The Valiant (1984) King Arthur
10.
 Gandhi (1982) Judge Broomfield
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Raised in Ceylon until sent to boarding schools in England
1934:
British stage acting debut
1944:
Film acting debut in "The Way Ahead"

Education

Clifton College: -
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: -

Notes

"Trevor was so insensitive he didn't know what he was doing half the time." --director David Lean on Howard's work in "Brief Encounter" (1945).

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wife:
Helen Cherry. Actor. Born on November 24, 1915; married in 1944 until 1988; died on September 27, 2001.
companion:
Anouk Aimee. Actor. Had affair in 1950.

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"Trevor Howard: A Personal Biography" Peter Owen

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