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Trevor Howard

Best known for his roles in Brief Encounter, Father Goose, and his Academy Award nominated role in Sons and Lovers.

Trevor Howard

Filmography

1944      

The Way Ahead 

 

1945      

The Way to the Stars 

Brief Encounter

 

1946      

I See a Dark Stranger 

Green for Danger 

 

1947      

They Made Me a Fugitive

So Well Remembered 

 

1949      

The Passionate Friends 

The Third Man 

 

1950      

Golden Salamander

Odette 

The Clouded Yellow 

 

1951      

Lady Godiva Rides Again 

 

1952      

Outcast of the Islands 

Gift Horse 

 

1953      

The Heart of the Matter 

 

1954      

La mano dello straniero 

 

1955      

Les amants du Tage 

The Cockleshell Heroes 

 

1956      

Run for the Sun 

Around the World in 80 Days 

 

1957      

Interpol 

Manuela 

 

1958      

The Key 

The Roots of Heaven

 

1960      

Malaga 

Sons and Lovers 

 

1962      

The Lion 

Mutiny on the Bounty 

 

1963      

Man in the Middle 

 

1964      

Father Goose 

 

1965      

Operation Crossbow 

Von Ryan’s Express 

Morituri 

The Liquidator

 

1966      

The Poppy Is Also a Flower 

Triple Cross

 

1967      

The Long Duel 

Pretty Polly 

 

1968      

The Charge of the Light Brigade 

 

1969      

Battle of Britain 

Twinky 

 

1970      

Ryan’s Daughter 

 

1971      

The Night Visitor

To Catch a Spy 

Mary, Queen of Scots 

Kidnapped 

 

1972      

Pope Joan 

Ludwig 

The Offence 

 

1973      

A Doll’s House

Who? 

Catholics 

 

1974      

Craze 

11 Harrowhouse 

Persecution (aka Sheba, The Graveyard, The Terror of Sheba) 

Cause for Concern 

 

1975      

Hennessy 

Conduct Unbecoming 

 

1976      

Albino

The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones

Aces High 

Eliza Fraser 

 

1977      

The Last Remake of Beau Geste 

 

1978      

Slavers 

Stevie

Superman 

 

1979      

Hurricane 

Meteor 

 

1980      

Flashpoint Africa  

The Shillingbury Blowers 

The Sea Wolves 

Sir Henry at Rawlinson End 

Windwalker 

Arch of Triumph 

 

1981      

Light Years Away, aka Les Années lumière

The Great Muppet Caper

 

1982      

The Missionary

Gandhi 

 

1984      

Sword of the Valiant 

 

1985      

Dust

God Rot Tunbridge Wells! 

 

1986      

Time After Time 

Foreign Body 

 

1988      

White Mischief 

The Unholy 

The Dawning 

Awards

Trevor Howard was nominated for one Academy Award Best Actor in a Leading Role for Sons and Lovers (1960).

I’ve been number two in films for donkey’s years. ~ Trevor Howard

Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith was born September 29 1913 in Cliftonville, Kent, England, the son of Mabel Grey (Wallace) and Arthur John Howard. His father was an insurance underwriter for Lloyds of London and he spent the first eight years of his life traveling around the world. 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). In 1933, at the end of his first year, he was chosen as best actor in his class for his performance as Benedict in a school production of Much Ado About Nothing. While Howard was still studying, he made his professional debut at the Gate Theatre in Revolt in a Reformatory (1934).

When he left school, he worked regularly on stage, including in Sheridan’s Rivals, several performances at Stratford Upon Avon, and in a two-year run of French Without Tears.

In 1943, he was discharged from the British Army for mental instability and having a “psychopathic personality”.

After a theatrical role in The Recruiting Officer (1943), Trevor Howard began working in films with an uncredited part The Way Ahead (1944), directed by Carol Reed. He was in a big stage hit, A Soldier for Christmas (1944) and a production of Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie (1944). Howard received his first credit for The Way to the Stars (1945), playing a pilot.