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Trevor Howard

Highest Rated:   100% The Third Man (1949)
Lowest Rated:   5% Meteor (1979)
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Birthplace:   Cliftonville, Kent, England, UK
British actor Trevor Howard trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and while there he made his London stage debut in 1934; however, his subsequent work onstage gained little attention until the mid-'40s. While fighting World War II with the Royal Artillery, he was injured and discharged. Howard made his feature film debut in 1944; soon he attained star status as the result of playing the romantic lead in David Lean's Brief Encounter (1945). Thus began a long and consistently successful film career. At first, Howard was cast in romantic leads, but then began playing more heroic leads before eventually moving into character roles. Regardless of his role, he was known as a consistent, polished actor with an understated, true-to-life style. At first appearing exclusively in British films, he began appearing occasionally in Hollywood productions in the mid-'50s. For his performance as the father in Sons and Lovers (1960) he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination. He was married to actress Helen Cherry, with whom he appeared in A Soldier for Christmas (1944).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Les amants du Tage (The Lovers of Lisbon)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Dawning
  • Grandfather
1988
80% White Mischief
  • Jack Soames
1988
No Score Yet The Unholy
  • Father Silva
1988
No Score Yet Dust
  • The Father
1986
No Score Yet Foreign Body
  • Dr. Stirrup
1986
No Score Yet Shaka Zulu
  • Lord Somerset
1986
No Score Yet Christmas Eve
  • Maitland
1986
No Score Yet Peter the Great
  • Sir Isaac Newton
1986
No Score Yet Tony Palmer's Film of God Rot Tunbridge Wells
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet This Lightning Always Strikes Twice
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Sword of the Valiant
  • King Arthur
1984
No Score Yet George Washington
  • Lord Fairfax
1984
No Score Yet Flashpoint Africa
  • Programmes controller
1984
88% Gandhi
  • Judge Broomfield
1982
No Score Yet The Missionary
  • Lord Henry Ames
1982
No Score Yet Deadly Game
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Inside the Third Reich
  • Prof. Tessenow
1982
No Score Yet The Deadly Game
  • Actor
1982
57% Stevie
  • Man
1981
No Score Yet The Sea Wolves
  • Jack Cartwright
1981
No Score Yet Windwalker
  • Windwalker
1981
79% The Great Muppet Caper
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Sir Henry at Rawlinson End
  • Sir Henry Rawlinson
1980
No Score Yet ...and The Band Played On (The Shillingbury Blowers)
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Staying On
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Light Years Away (les Annees Lumiere)
  • Yoshka Poliakeff
1980
5% Meteor
  • Sir Michael Hughes
1979
50% Hurricane
  • Father Malone
1979
93% Superman
  • 1st Elder
1978
No Score Yet Slavers
  • Actor
1978
33% The Last Remake of Beau Geste
  • Sir Hector Geste
1977
No Score Yet Slavers
  • Alec Mackenzie
1977
No Score Yet Aces High
  • Lt. Col. Silkin
1976
No Score Yet The Bawdy Adventures Of Tom Jones
  • Squire Western
1976
No Score Yet Albino
  • Johannes
1976
No Score Yet Conduct Unbecoming
  • Col. Benjamin Strang
1975
No Score Yet Who?
  • Col. Azarin
1975
No Score Yet Hennessy
  • Commander Rice
1975
No Score Yet The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Abbe Faria
1975
No Score Yet 11 Harrowhouse
  • Clyde Massey
1974
No Score Yet Craze, (Demon Master)
  • Supt. Bellamy
1974
No Score Yet Persecution
  • Paul Bellamy
1974
No Score Yet Catholics
  • The Abbot
1973
71% The Offence
  • Lt. Cartwright
1973
No Score Yet Kidnapped
  • Lord Advocate
1973
No Score Yet Ludwig
  • Richard Wagner
1973
No Score Yet Lola (Twinky)
  • Grandfather
1972
No Score Yet Mary, Queen of Scots
  • William Cecil
1972
No Score Yet Pope Joan
  • Pope Leo
1972
No Score Yet Catch Me a Spy
  • Sir Trevor Dawson
1971
17% The Night Visitor
  • Inspector
1971
50% Ryan's Daughter
  • Father Collins
1970
No Score Yet Girly
  • Sonny
1970
63% Battle of Britain
  • Air Vice Marshal Keith Park
1969
No Score Yet Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Lord Cardigan
1968
No Score Yet Pretty Polly (A Matter of Innocence)
  • Robert Hook
1968
No Score Yet Triple Cross
  • Freddie Young
1967
No Score Yet The Liquidator
  • Mostyn
1966
No Score Yet The Poppy Is Also a Flower
  • Sam Lincoln
1966
91% Von Ryan's Express
  • Maj. Eric Fincham
1965
60% Operation Crossbow
  • Prof. Lindemann
1965
No Score Yet Morituri
  • Col. Statler
1965
79% Father Goose
  • Commander Frank Houghton
1964
No Score Yet The Winston Affair (Man in the Middle)
  • Maj. Kensington
1964
No Score Yet Hedda Gabler
  • Actor
1963
71% Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Captain Bligh
1962
No Score Yet The Lion
  • John Bullit
1962
75% Sons and Lovers
  • Walter Morel
1960
No Score Yet The Roots of Heaven
  • Morel
1958
No Score Yet The Key
  • Chris Ford
1958
No Score Yet Pickup Alley
  • Frank McNally
1957
74% Around the World in 80 Days
  • Falletin
1956
No Score Yet Run for the Sun
  • Browne
1956
No Score Yet Cockleshell Heroes
  • Captain Thompson
1955
No Score Yet The Heart of the Matter
  • Harry Scobie
1953
No Score Yet Gift Horse (Glory at Sea)
  • Lt. Cmdr Hugh Alginon Fraser
1952
No Score Yet Outcast of the Islands
  • Peter Willems
1952
No Score Yet Lady Godiva Rides Again
  • Guest
1951
No Score Yet The Clouded Yellow
  • Maj. David Somers
1951
No Score Yet Golden Salamander
  • David Redfern
1950
No Score Yet Odette
  • Capt. Peter Churchill
1950
100% The Third Man
  • Maj. Calloway
1949
No Score Yet They Made Me a Fugitive (I Became a Criminal)
  • Clem Morgan
1948
78% The Passionate Friends
  • Professor Steven Stratton
1948
No Score Yet So Well Remembered
  • Dr. Whiteside
1947
75% Green for Danger
  • Dr. Barney Barnes
1947
No Score Yet I See a Dark Stranger (The Adventuress)
  • Lt. David Baynes
1947
89% Brief Encounter
  • Alec Harvey
1945
100% The Way Ahead (The Immortal Battalion)
  • Officer
1945
No Score Yet The Way to the Stars
  • Squadron Leader Carter
1945

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Frontline
1982
  • Narrator

Quotes from Trevor Howard's Characters