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      Noel Coward

      Noel Coward

      Highest Rated: 100% This Happy Breed (1944)

      Lowest Rated: 20% Boom! (1968)

      Birthday: Dec 16, 1899

      Birthplace: Teddington, Middlesex, England, UK

      A prolific British playwright, songwriter and actor whose work reflected both an acidic modern cynicism and a sentimental longing for his Edwardian childhood, Noël Coward became one of the most successful and influential performing artists of the 20th century. From his time as a childhood actor on the stage, Coward achieved great critical and financial success, particularly after coming into his own as a playwright in the early 1920s with risqué hits like "The Better Half" (1922), "The Vortex" (1924) and "Easy Virtue" (1926). Thriving during the Great Depression, Coward saw many of his plays adapted into successful films like "Cavalcade" (1933) and "Design for Living" (1933), as well wrote his best known work, "Private Lives" (1931). Though his career was sidetracked by World War II, where he began a fruitful collaboration with David Lean on the wartime propaganda film "In Which We Serve" (1942). Lean successfully adapted the play "Blithe Spirit" (1945) and commissioned Coward to write an original script for "Brief Encounter" (1945). But after the war, Coward struggled to regain his prewar success with his pen, though he appeared more frequently on the big screen in films like "Around the World in 80 Days" (1956) and "Our Man in Havana" (1959). Following his last onscreen performance in "The Italian Job" (1969), Coward retired from acting and died just a few years later. With his elegant persona, Coward was a modern day Oscar Wilde whose charisma, talent and wit made him a major star both onstage and off.

      Highest rated movies

      Our Man in Havana poster
      Our Man in Havana
      In Which We Serve poster
      In Which We Serve
      Bunny Lake Is Missing poster
      Bunny Lake Is Missing
      The Italian Job poster
      The Italian Job
      Around the World in 80 Days poster
      Around the World in 80 Days
      Paris When It Sizzles poster
      Paris When It Sizzles
      Boom! poster




      52% 47% Easy Virtue Writer $2.7M 2008
      43% 78% Paradise Road Original Music $1.9M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Lives Screenwriter - 1976
      81% 85% The Italian Job Mr. Bridger (Character) - 1969
      20% 50% Boom! The Witch of Capri (Character) - 1968
      86% 78% Bunny Lake Is Missing Wilson (Character) - 1965
      50% 66% Paris When It Sizzles Alexander Meyerheim (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Surprise Package King Pavel II (Character) - 1960
      95% 77% Our Man in Havana Hawthorne (Character) - 1960
      88% 64% The Grass Is Greener Original Music - 1960
      70% 57% Around the World in 80 Days Hesketh-Baggott, Employment Agent (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Astonished Heart Dr. Christian Faber (Character),
      - 1950
      77% 76% Blithe Spirit Writer,
      - 1945
      91% 91% Brief Encounter Writer,
      - 1945
      100% 78% This Happy Breed Writer,
      - 1944
      90% 75% In Which We Serve Capt. Edward V. Kinross (Character),
      Non-Original Music
      - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scoundrel Anthony Mallare (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tonight Is Ours Writer - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bitter Sweet Screenwriter - 1933
      80% 61% Private Lives Writer - 1931
      67% 25% Easy Virtue Writer - 1928


      No Score Yet No Score Yet Talking Pictures Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1959 1964