Trevor Howard


Actor
Trevor Howard

About

Birth Place
Cliftonville, England, GB
Born
September 29, 1916
Died
January 07, 1988
Cause of Death
Influenza And Bronchitis Complicated By Jaundice

Biography

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 rost...

Photos & Videos

Operation Crossbow - Comic Book
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) - Publicity Art
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) - Pressbook

Family & Companions

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

Bibliography

"Trevor Howard: A Personal Biography"
Terence Pettigrew, Peter Owen (2001)

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).

Biography

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).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Dawning (1988)
Grandfather
White Mischief (1988)
The Unholy (1988)
Father Silva
Time After Time (1987)
Brigadier Croshawe
Foreign Body (1986)
Dr Stirrup
Christmas Eve (1986)
Maitland
Dust (1985)
Father
Sword Of The Valiant (1984)
King Arthur
Sherlock Holmes' The Sign of Four (1983)
Gandhi (1982)
Les Annees lumieres (1981)
The Missionary (1981)
Lord Ames
The Shillingbury Blowers (1980)
Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (1980)
The Sea Wolves (1980)
Windwalker (1980)
Smiling Wolf; Twin Brother; Windwalker
Meteor (1979)
Hurricane (1979)
Flashpoint Africa (1978)
Programs Controller
Superman:The Movie (1978)
Stevie (1978)
The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)
Slavers (1977)
Alec Mackenzie
Aces High (1977)
Eliza Fraser (1976)
Captain Foster Fyans
The Bawdy Adventures Of Tom Jones (1976)
Squire Western
Who? (1975)
Colonel Azarin
The Count of Monte Cristo (1975)
Abbe Faria
Conduct Unbecoming (1975)
Colonel Strang
Hennessy (1975)
Commander Rice
Whispering Death (1975)
Johannes
11 Harrowhouse (1974)
Persecution (1974)
Paul Bellamy
Craze (1973)
Superintendent Bellamy
A Doll's House (1973)
Dr Rank
The Offense (1973)
Catholics (1973)
The Abbot
Ludwig (1972)
Richard Wagner
Pope Joan (1972)
The Night Visitor (1971)
Inspector
Lola (1971)
Lola's grandfather
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
William Cecil [Lord Burghley]
Catch Me a Spy (1971)
Kidnapped (1971)
Lord Advocate; Lord Grant
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Father Collins
Battle of Britain (1969)
Air Vice Marshal Keith Park
A Matter of Innocence (1968)
Robert Hook
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Lord Cardigan
Triple Cross (1967)
Distinguished civilian
The Long Duel (1967)
Freddy Young
The Liquidator (1966)
Colonel Mostyn
Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Maj. Eric Fincham
Morituri (1965)
Colonel Statter
Operation Crossbow (1965)
Professor Lindemann
Father Goose (1964)
Comdr. Frank Houghton
Man in the Middle (1964)
Major Kensington
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Capt. William Bligh
The Lion (1962)
John Bullitt
Malaga (1962)
John Bain
Sons and Lovers (1960)
Walter Morel
The Roots of Heaven (1958)
Morel
The Key (1958)
Chris Ford
Pickup Alley (1957)
Frank McNally
Stowaway Girl (1957)
The Cockleshell Heroes (1956)
Captain [Hugh] Thompson
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Fallentin, member of Reform Club
Run for the Sun (1956)
Browne
Lovers' Net (1955)
The Heart of the Matter (1954)
Harry Scobie
The Gift Horse (1953)
La Mano dello Straniero (1953)
Outcast of the Islands (1951)
Willems
Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951)
The Clouded Yellow (1950)
David Somers
Odette (1950)
The Third Man (1949)
Major Calloway
The Golden Salamander (1949)
The Passionate Friends (1949)
They Made Me a Fugitive (1948)
Clem Morgan
So Well Remembered (1947)
[Dr. Richard] Whiteside
I See A Dark Stranger (1946)
Green For Danger (1946)
The Way to the Stars (1945)
S/L Carter
Brief Encounter (1945)
Alec Harvey
Immortal Battalion (1944)

Sound (Feature Film)

I Married a Monster (1998)
Sound Editor
I Married a Monster (1998)
Foley Recordist

Cast (Special)

Deadly Game (1982)
Staying On (1981)
Eagle in a Cage (1965)
Napoleon
Tonight at 8:30 (1954)
Alec Harvey (Story 2)

Cast (Short)

Ryan's Daughter (Featurette) (1970)
Himself

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Shaka Zulu (1986)
Peter the Great (1986)
George Washington (1984)
Inside the Third Reich (1982)
Professor Heinrich Tessenow
The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966)
Lincoln

Life Events

1934

British stage acting debut

1944

Film acting debut in "The Way Ahead"

Photo Collections

Operation Crossbow - Comic Book
Here are a few pages from Operation Crossbow, a comic book adaptation of the 1965 thriller, as published by Dell Comics.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) - Publicity Art
Here are some specialty drawings created by MGM for newspaper and magazine reproduction to publicize Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), starring Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) - Pressbook
Here is the original campaign book (pressbook) for MGM's Mutiny on the Bounty (1962). Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.
Superman: The Movie - Program
Here is the official Movie Program from Warner Bros' Superman: The Movie (1978), starring Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder, and Gene Hackman.
Green for Danger - Movie Poster
Here is the American One-Sheet Movie Poster from the British film Green for Danger (1946), starring Alastair Sim, Sally Gray, and Trevor Howard. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.

Videos

Movie Clip

Ryan's Daughter (1970) - Good Luck To All Irishmen In Ireland during the First World War, widower schoolteacher Charles (Robert Mitchum) returning from Dublin, at the pub with Father Collins (Trevor Howard), Ryan (Leo McKern), McArdle (Archie O'Sullivan) and Brit soldiers, early in David Lean's Ryan's Daughter, 1970.
Ryan's Daughter (1970) - Is No One Going To Kiss The Bride? At their wedding party in rural Ireland, 1916, the bride Rosy (Sarah Miles) is overwhelmed by attention, especially outcast Michael (John Mills), rescued by Charles (Robert Mitchum) her widower husband, her father (Leo McKern) and the priest (Trevor Howard) monitoring, in David Lean’s Ryan’s Daughter, 1970.
Night Visitor, The (1971) - I'm The Insane One Trevor Howard as the never-named “Inpsector” is visiting asylum inmate and innocent-but-framed murderer Salem (Max Von Sydow), who insists he couldn’t have escaped to commit revenge murders, though we know he did, in the English-language Swedish-made thriller released by Warner Bros., The Night Visitor, 1971.
Green For Danger (1946) - Churchill Telling Lies Nurse Freddi Linley (Sally Gray) doing rounds at the provincial English military hospital, comes upon suave surgeon Eden (Leo Genn), expressing concern about her relations with her fiancè, his junior colleague, when buzz-bombs intrude, followed by the high-strung chief O-R nurse Bates (Judy Campbell) and a delirious patient, parroting what sounds like Nazi radio propaganda, in the dark Frank Launder-Sidney Gilliat mystery Green For Danger, 1946.
Green For Danger (1946) - You're In His Way Part of another elaborate set-piece in the Frank Launder-Sidney Gilliat production, the hospital dance, Dr Eden (Leo Genn) counsels distraught nurse Esther (Rosamund John) about his ex-lover, her deceased mother, then nurse Bates (Judy Campbell) seethes toward Dr. Barnes (Trevor Howard) whose fianceè nurse Freddi (Sally Gray) becomes his next partner, in Green For Danger, 1946.
Green For Danger (1946) - A Tatty Little Hospital Hop Interlocking exposition in a complex post-operative scene, surgeon Eden (Leo Genn) speaks with the engaged-but-arguing anesthetist Barnes and nurse Linley (Trevor Howard, Sally Gray), then nurse Woods (Megs Jenkins) and overseeing Sister Bates (Judy Campbell), nurse Esther Sanson (Rosamund John) also involved, early in the acclaimed English wartime murder mystery Green For Danger, 1946.
Green For Danger (1946) - He Was The First To Die Alastair Sim narrates as Inspector Cockrill and Moore Marriott features as postman Higgins, followed by a roll call introducing Leo Genn, Megs Jenkins, Rosamund John, Judy Campbell, Sally Gray and Trevor Howard, then Ronald Adam as the administrator Dr. White, all at an English military hospital, in the Frank Launder-Sidney Gilliat mystery, in the first production completed at London’s Pinewood Studios after the end of WWII, Green For Danger, 1946.
Green For Danger (1946) - There'll Have To Be An Inquest The new administrator (Ronald Adam as Dr. White) confers with his doctors, Trevor Howard as the anesthetist Barnes, Leo Genn as surgeon Eden and Henry Edwards as Purdy about the unexplained death of the postman, during surgery and a German air raid at a military hospital, in the Frank Launder-Sidney Gilliat mystery Green For Danger, 1946.
Night Visitor, The (1971) - Open, Salem Probably an unexpected dude in underwear (Max Von Sydow), first thing to appear in a snowbound coastal landscape (established in the credits), centered on what we’ll learn is an asylum in Sweden, Hungarian-born Laslo Benedek directing, in the Swedish-made English-language thriller The Night Visitor, 1971, also starring Trevor Howard and Liv Ullmann.
Morituri (1965) - You Have No Family First scene for both, British Colonel Slatter (Trevor Howard) in India advises "Crain" (Marlon Brando) that he knows he faked his identity, and he's about to help the allies, in Morituri, 1965, from the novel by Werner Joerg Luddecke.
Brief Encounter (1945) - Idle Gossip Opening scenes, Godby (Stanley Holloway) working bar girl Myrtle (Joyce Carey), Dolly (Everley Gregg) intruding on Laura (Celia Johnson) and Alec (Trevor Howard) who, director David Lean will reveal, are in a desperate private moment, from Brief Encounter, 1945.
Father Goose (1964) - Open, Pass Me By Opening with an an original song by Cy Coleman and Caroline Leigh (which became a hit for Peggy Lee), a rough Cary Grant is introduced as the title character, then Jack Good and Trevor Howard as British officers evacuating Papua, New Guinea, ca. 1942, Ralph Nelson directing Father Goose, 1964, co-starring Leslie Caron.

Trailer

Gandhi (1982) -- (Original Trailer) Eight Academy Awards® including Best Picture went to Gandhi (1982), the true story of the man who freed India from colonial rule through non-violent protest.
Charge of the Light Brigade, The (1968) - (Original Trailer) An all-star British cast recreates the ride into the "valley of Death" in Tony Richardson's epic The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968).
Superman: The Movie - (Original Trailer) The man of steel (Christopher Reeve) fights to save the world and his true love in the all-star spectacular Superman: The Movie (1978).
Mutiny On The Bounty (1962) - (Original Trailer) Marlon Brando is mutineer Fletcher Christian in the Technicolor, Ultra-Panavision version of Mutiny On The Bounty (1962).
Ryan's Daughter - (Original Trailer) An Irish lass is branded a traitor when she falls for a British soldier in David Lean's Ryan's Daughter (1970).
Battle Of Britain - (Original Trailer) Michael Caine and Sir Laurence Olivier head an all-star cast in the story of the Battle Of Britain (1969).
Lion, The - (Original Trailer) A man visits his daughter on an African wildlife reserve to make sure she's not growing up too wild in The Lion (1962).
Operation Crossbow - (Original Trailer) Allied agents go behind enemy lines to destroy a German missile base during World War II in Operation Crossbow (1965) starring George Peppard & Sophia Loren.
Liquidator, The - (Original Trailer) A killer-for-hire gets mixed up with a plot to assassinate England's Prince Phillip in The Liquidator (1966).
Father Goose - (Original Trailer) A WWII drifter (Cary Grant) finds himself protecting schoolgirls and their beautiful teacher (Leslie Caron) in Father Goose (1964).
Around the World in 80 Days - (Wide Release Trailer) A Victorian gentleman (David Niven) bets that he can beat the world's record for circling the globe in Around the World in 80 Days (1956).

Promo

Companions

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

Bibliography

"Trevor Howard: A Personal Biography"
Terence Pettigrew, Peter Owen (2001)

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).