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Trevor Howard

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: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Unholy, The (1988) as Father Silva
A new priest is assigned to a parish where his predecessors have met violent deaths.
Dawning, The (1988) as Grandfather
Set in Southern Ireland in 1920, a young woman befriends a revolutionary she finds hiding out in her beach house.
White Mischief (1988) as Jack Soames
Time After Time (1987) as Brigadier Croshawe
Foreign Body (1986) as Dr Stirrup
Christmas Eve (1986) as Maitland
Amanda Kingsley is a spirited and somewhat eccentric millionairess who owns 51 percent of one of America's largest corporations. With her dignified servant Maitland she covers New York City feeding and giving money to the homeless and unfortunate.<P>Although her humorless son Andrew runs the family
Dust (1985) as Father
Sword Of The Valiant (1984) as King Arthur
Gandhi (1982) as Judge Broomfield
The legendary Indian leader uses peaceful means to free his homeland from British rule.
Missionary, The (1981) as Lord Ames
Les Annees lumieres (1981) as Yoshka Poliakoff
Windwalker (1980) as Smiling Wolf; Twin Brother; Windwalker
A dead Native chief returns to help his tribe fight off invaders.
Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1980) as Sir Henry Rawlinson
Sea Wolves, The (1980) as Jack Cartwright
British intelligence is trying to solve the problem of German submarines attacking British merchant ships during World War II. Thousands of tons of goods are being lost, and it is believed that information is getting to the subs via a radio transmitter in one of three German ships in Portuguese Goa. Because Portugal is neutral in the war, the British forces cannot attack the ships, so a group of older British expatriates are called upon to do it for them.
Shillingbury Blowers, The (1980) as Dan "Saltie" Wicklow
Meteor (1979) as Sir Michael Hughes
A collision with a comet sends an asteroid speeding toward the Earth.
Hurricane (1979) as Father Malone
Superman:The Movie (1978) as 1st Elder
The legendary man of steel fights to save the world and his true love from Lex Luthor''''s criminal plots.
Flashpoint Africa (1978) as Programs Controller
Stevie (1978) as The Man
This movie portrays British poet/author Stevie Smith (Glenda Jackson) and her life with her beloved aunt (Mona Washbourne) through direct dialogue with the audience by Stevie, as well as flashbacks, and narration by a friend (Trevor Howard). The movie mainly focuses on her relationship with her aunt, romantic relationships of the past, and the fame she received late in her life.
Slavers (1977) as Alec Mackenzie
Last Remake of Beau Geste, The (1977) as Sir Hector Geste
The priceless Blue Water sapphire is coveted by the heirs of Sir Hector Geste - his new wife, Flavia; his daughter, Isabel; and his adopted twin sons, heroic Beau and pathetic Digby. When Sir Hector takes to his deathbed (where he remains for the duration of the film), Beau absconds with the stone, to keep it from his stepmother. Flavia pursues him to North Africa, dispensing sexual favors to promote her schemes.
Aces High (1977) as Lieutenant Colonel Silkin
A naive young officer straight from school arrives on the Western front to fight the air war against the Germans. However, the life expectancy of green pilots is not very good.
Eliza Fraser (1976) as Captain Foster Fyans
Bawdy Adventures Of Tom Jones, The (1976) as Squire Western
Count of Monte Cristo, The (1975) as Abbe Faria
A sumptuous new version of the adventure classic which already had been filmed more than a dozen times. Louis Jourdan, who plays DeVillefort this time, was Edmond Dantes in the 1961 adaptation. Both Richard Chamberlain and Trevor Howard won Emmy Award nominations for their performances.
Hennessy (1975) as Commander Rice
When his family is killed, an Irishman with IRA ties plots to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.
Who? (1975) as Colonel Azarin
Conduct Unbecoming (1975) as Colonel Strang
Whispering Death (1975) as Johannes
11 Harrowhouse (1974) as Massey
A small time diamond merchant is jumps at the chance to supervise the purchase, and cutting of a large first class diamond. But when the diamond is stolen from him, he is blackmailed into pulling off a major heist at the Diamond Exchange, located at 11 Harrowhouse.
Persecution (1974) as Paul Bellamy
The Offense (1973) as Cartwright
After years of witnessing atrocities, a British police detective snaps.
Craze (1973) as Superintendent Bellamy
Jack Palance plays as a demented art dealer & antique-shop owner who performs nightly rituals in honor of the African god Chuku, whom he believes will reward him with unimaginable wealth and power if he merely offers up human sacrifice. His methods are fairly creative, ranging from impalement, slashing and burning, to scaring people to death with an ooga-booga fright mask.
Catholics (1973) as The Abbot
This acclaimed religious drama, set in the future, brings theological adversaries head to head -- the Vatican's emissary of change and a strong-willed abbot clinging to the old ways. Filmed on location in the Republic of Ireland.
A Doll's House (1973) as Dr Rank
A childish wife reveals surprising strength when faced with blackmail.
Pope Joan (1972) as Pope Leo
This movie is based on the medieval legend of Pope Joan, who was made Pope for a brief period around 855 A.D. Although it is questionable that Pope Joan really did exist, this movie presents her existence as fact, and portrays her relationships with other notables of the time.
Ludwig (1972) as Richard Wagner
Historical evocation of Ludwig, king of Bavaria, from his crowning in 1864 until his death in 1886, as a romantic hero. Fan of Richard Wagner, betrayed by him, in love with his cousin Elisabeth of Austria, abandonned by her, tormented by his homosexuality, he will little by little slip towards madness.
Catch Me a Spy (1971) as Sir Trevor
The Night Visitor (1971) as Inspector
A farmer is framed for murder and railroaded into an insane asylum by his ambitious sister and her doctor husband.
Lola (1971) as Lola's grandfather
A 25-30-year old Hacienda-owner (David Hemmings) is misbehaving on women due to his traumatic youth; his mother (Alida Valli) covers him for his sadistic actions; however, when he wants the daughter of the mansion supervisor to serve for him, things seem to get totally out of hand. He 'tames' her, but when 'tamed' and finally married, the young woman (Andrea Rau) soon becomes the dominating person in the family.
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) as William Cecil [Lord Burghley]
In this historical drama, Mary must battle Queen Elizabeth I, her brother James, the Scottish Lords, the Scottish protestants, her husband and herself to secure the crown for her son and heir, the future James I of England.
Kidnapped (1971) as Lord Advocate; Lord Grant
When young David Balfour arrives at his uncle's bleak Scottish house to claim his inheritance his relative first tries to murder him then has him shipped off to be sold as a slave in the colonies. Fortunately for the lad he strikes up a friendship with Alan Breck escaping from Bonnie Prince Charlie's defeat at Culludon. When the ship's captain tries to kill Breck for his money the two manage to get to land and set out for Edinburgh dodging the ruthless Redcoats.
Ryan's Daughter (1970) as Father Collins
An Irish lass is branded a traitor when she falls for a British soldier.
Battle of Britain (1969) as Air Vice Marshal Keith Park
England defends itself against the Nazi Blitz.
A Matter of Innocence (1968) as Robert Hook
Miss Poly decides to spend a few months with her wealthy spinster aunt as a traveling companion. While in India her Aunt's demise leaves her alone to persue her freedom and explore an arms length romance with a local boy. Tender, fun loving, and poetic representation of that transition from youth to young womanhood.
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) as Lord Cardigan
Snobbery and bad politics lead to military disaster during the Crimean War.
Triple Cross (1967) as Distinguished civilian
A safecracker turns double agent during WWII.
The Long Duel (1967) as Freddy Young
In 1920s India, a British police officer attempts to capture a tribal leader without bloodshed.
The Liquidator (1966) as Colonel Mostyn
A killer-for-hire gets mixed up with a plot to assassinate England''s Prince Phillip.
Operation Crossbow (1965) as Professor Lindemann
Allied agents go behind enemy lines to destroy a German missile base.
Von Ryan's Express (1965) as Maj. Eric Fincham
Ryan, an American POW, leads his fellow prisoners on a dangerous escape from the Germans in Italy. Having seemingly made errors of judgement, Ryan has to win the support of the mainly British soldiers he is commanding.
Morituri (1965) as Colonel Statter
The English blackmail a German expatriate into a Nazi rubber shipment.
Father Goose (1964) as Comdr. Frank Houghton
A WWII drifter finds himself protecting schoolgirls and their beautiful teacher.
Man in the Middle (1964) as Major Kensington
Court-martial drama about an American Colonel assigned to defend a fellow serviceman accused of murdering a British soldier while stationed in India during World War II.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) as Capt. William Bligh
Lavish remake of the classic tale of the villainous Captain Bligh who drives his crew to revolt during a South Seas expedition.
Malaga (1962) as John Bain
When his partners double-cross him, a jewel thief plots revenge.
The Lion (1962) as John Bullitt
A man visits his daughter on an African wildlife reserve to make sure she's not growing up too wild.
Sons and Lovers (1960) as Walter Morel
The son of a working-class British mining family has dreams of pursuing an art career, but when he strikes up an affair with an older woman from the town it enrages his jealous mother.
The Roots of Heaven (1958) as Morel
In Fort Lamy, French Equitorial Africa, idealist Morel (Trevor Howard)launches a one-man campaign to preserve the African elephant from extinction, which he sees as the last remaining "roots of Heaven." At first, he finds only support from Minna (Juliette Greco), hostess of the town's only night club, who is in love with him, and a derelict ex-British Army Major, Forsythe (Errol Flynn.) His crusade gains momentum and he is soon surrounded by an odd assortment of characters: Cy Sedgewick (Orson Welles), an American TV commentator who becomes impressed and rallies world-wide support; a U.S. photographer,Abe Fields (Eddie Albert), who is sent to do a picture story on Morel and stays on to follow his ideals; Saint Denis (Paul Lukas), a government aide ordered to stop Morel; Orsini (Herbert Lom), a professional ivory hunter whose vested interests aren't the same as Morel's; and Waitari (Edric Connor), leader of a Pan-African movement who follows Morel only for the personal good it will do his own campaign.
The Key (1958) as Chris Ford
The key to a woman's apartment may hold bad luck for her lovers.
Stowaway Girl (1957) as James Prothero
The captain of an old freighter falls madly in love with a girl smuggled on board by one of his crewmen.
Pickup Alley (1957) as Frank McNally
A U.S. narcotics agent trails an international drug smuggler.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as Fallentin, member of Reform Club
A Victorian gentleman bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe.
Run for the Sun (1956) as Browne
A British traitor hunts humans in the jungles of Mexico.
The Cockleshell Heroes (1956) as Captain [Hugh] Thompson
A British major leads a suicide mission to take out a German shipyard in occupied France.
Lovers' Net (1955) as Inspector Lewis
He is a French taxi driver in Lisbon carrying the scars of a wife's infidelity that ended in tragedy when he found her with his lover upon returning from the war. She is a French woman in trouble with the law and she has a police inspector on her tail. They fall passionately in love, but because of his past he is not able to trust that she is not using him to escape the police. She must choose between escaping with him and remaining under a shroud of doubt or turn herself in to prove that she indeed loves him.
The Heart of the Matter (1954) as Harry Scobie
A police commissioner falls for a war widow while his wife is away.
Gift Horse, The (1953)
This is the story of one of the old moth-balled American fourstack destroyers, left-overs from WW I, which were turned over to the British in the early, desperate days of WW II, as part of the "Lend-Lease" program before American was in the war. The crew is saddled with an overage "gift horse", prone to mechanical tantrums and even complete engine failure in moments of high crisis. The story follows the exploits of the ship, officers and sailors from the time they take command of this "lemon" in Halifax until the last, heart-breaking night when they scuttle the ship in a German-held French harbor. Episodic and understated.
Outcast of the Islands (1951) as Willems
Friends and family search for a British expatriate adrift in Malaysia.
Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951)
A naïve and talentless girl wins a beauty contest by mistake only to find herself caught up in the troubles of show business.
Clouded Yellow, The (1950) as David Somers
When Secret Service agent David Somers is fired, he takes a quiet job with the Fentons at their country estate - cataloging butterflies, hence the title insect. David grows fond of Jess Fenton's niece, a fragile, fey young woman named Sophie. Because he hates traps of any kind, he reacts quickly when Sophie is framed for the murder of Hick, the nasty handyman. He helps her escape London by using his agent's skills and a network of old friends. The pair lead the police and David's ex-employers an exciting chase, from Newcastle to the Lake District to Liverpool. As the fugitives try to catch a ship for France, everyone, including the murderer, join in the finale.
Odette (1950)
A British spy during World War II goes behind enemy lines in France.
The Third Man (1949) as Major Calloway
A man's investigation of a friend's death uncovers corruption in post-World War II Vienna.
The Passionate Friends (1949)
A married woman has one last fling with her childhood sweetheart.
Golden Salamander, The (1949)
An archaeologist stumbles into the territory of an evil crime syndicate and struggles to set things right.
They Made Me a Fugitive (1948) as Clem Morgan
After being framed for a policeman's murder, a criminal escapes prison and sets out for revenge.
So Well Remembered (1947) as [Dr. Richard] Whiteside
A mill-owner's ambitious daughter almost ruins her husband's political career.
I See A Dark Stranger (1946)
An Irish woman who hates the English turns Nazi spy.
Green For Danger (1946)
A police inspector investigates an operating room death that may be murder.
The Way to the Stars (1945) as S/L Carter
A young flyer deals with the strains of wartime service and survivors' guilt during World War II.
Brief Encounter (1945)
Two married strangers meet in a train station and fall in love.
Immortal Battalion (1944)
A hopeless battalion becomes a top fighting unit in WWII Africa.

Sound (feature film)

I Married a Monster (1998)
Longtime couple Nick Farrell and Kelly Drummond are about to marry when the groom becomes possessed by a montrous being intent on procreating its dying race through humans. Kelly realizes she must fight the otherworldly beast that has taken over Nick and the other men in the small town of Blue Falls
I Married a Monster (1998)
Longtime couple Nick Farrell and Kelly Drummond are about to marry when the groom becomes possessed by a montrous being intent on procreating its dying race through humans. Kelly realizes she must fight the otherworldly beast that has taken over Nick and the other men in the small town of Blue Falls

Cast (special)

Deadly Game (1982) as Gustave Kummer
The story of Howard Trapp, an American salesman, who seeks shelter from a snowstorm at a remote Swiss mountain cabin and becomes involved in a deadly game of life and death with three eccentric, retired criminal lawyers who entertain themselves by conducting trials -- in Trapp's case, accusing him o
Staying On (1981) as Tusker Smalley
An English couple in their seventies find that the drastic changes of taking place in post-colonial India wreak havoc on their sedate way of life and lead them to regret their decision to stay rather than return to England.
Eagle in a Cage (1965) as Napoleon
An original television drama that relates incidents in Napoleon's last years, from the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 to his his doomed attempt to escape from his exile on the south Atlantic isle of St. Helena.
Tonight at 8:30 (1954) as Alec Harvey (Story 2)
The overall title for three one-act plays by Noel Coward. The first story, "Red Peppers," relates incidents in the life of Lily Pepper, a petulant, caustic-tongued housewife. In the second story, "Still Life," Laura Jesson, a respected English housewife, faces a crisis when she finds herself in lov

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Peter the Great (1986) as Sir Isaac Newton
An eight-hour, four-part miniseries based on Robert K. Massie's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the Russian Czar who opened his sprawling empire to the West. The action begins in the late seventeenth century when the young Peter is named co-czar with his brother, Ivan. Court intrigue involving h
George Washington (1984) as Lord Fairfax
A sweeping eight-hour, three-part miniseries chronicling the life of Washington from ages 11 to 51, beginning just after the death of his father in 1743 and taking him through his journeyman days as a young surveyor, his hidden love for Sally Fairfax, the wife of his best friend, his marriage to wid
Inside The Third Reich (1982) as Professor Heinrich Tessenow
Rutger Hauer, the Dutch actor, made his American TV-movie debut as Albert Speer, Hitler's personal architect, in this acclaimed dramatization of Speer's autobiography. Fellow Dutch performer Renee Soutendijk made her television debut in this country as Eva Braun. Derek Jacobi's portrait of Adolph Hi
The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966) as Lincoln
In an attempt to stem the heroin trade from Iran, a group of narcotics agents working for the UN inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium, in the hopes that it will lead them to the main heroin distributor in Europe. Along the way, they encounter a mysterious woman doing her own investigating of the smuggling operation. Together, they follow the trail as it leads them through the back alleys and luxury resorts of Europe.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Shaka Zulu (1986) as Lord Charles Somerset

Cast (short)

Ryan's Daughter (Featurette) (1970)
This short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Ryan''''s Daughter" (1970).

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