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Noel Coward (1899–1973)


Noel Coward virtually invented the concept of Englishness for the 20th century. An astounding polymath - dramatist, actor, writer, composer, lyricist, painter, and wit -- he was defined by his Englishness as much as he defined it. He was indeed the first Brit pop star, the first ambassador of "cool Britannia." Even before his 1924 drugs-and-sex ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 73) in Blue Harbor, Jamaica

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2011 Brief Encounter (Short)
 2008 Easy Virtue (play)
 2003 Privatni zivoti (TV Movie) (novel "Private Lives")
 2000 Relative Values (play)
 1991 Tonight at 8.30 (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Shadow Play (1991) ... (writer)
- Still Life (1991) ... (writer)
- Ways and Means (1991) ... (writer)
- Fumed Oak (1991) ... (writer)
- Family Album (1991) ... (writer)
 1991 Red Peppers (TV Movie)
 1987 Sidste akt (play)
 1986 Quadrille (TV Movie) (play)
 1986 Földi kacaj (TV Movie) (play)
 1985 Star Quality: Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (TV Movie) (story)
 1985 Star Quality: Bon Voyage (TV Movie) (story)
 1985 Me and the Girls (TV Movie) (story)
 1985 What Mad Pursuit? (TV Movie) (story)
 1985 Mrs. Capper's Birthday (TV Movie) (story)
 1985 Star Quality (TV Movie) (story)
 1984 Hay Fever (TV Movie) (play)
 1983 La comedia (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Fácil virtud (1983) ... (play)
  Estudio 1 (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes, 1970 - 1982) (play "Hay Fever" - 1 episode, 1968)
- Ángeles caídos (1982) ... (play)
- Desnudo con violín (1980) ... (play)
- Un espíritu burlón (1970) ... (play)
- La encantadora familia Bliss (1968) ... (play "Hay Fever")
  BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1981 - 1982) (writer - 1 episode, 1982)
- A Song at Twilight (1982) ... (writer)
- Come Into the Garden, Maud (1982) ... (play)
- The Kindness of Mrs. Radcliffe (1981) ... (play)
 1981 Present Laughter (TV Movie)
 1980 The Marquise (TV Movie) (play)
  BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1969 - 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1968)
- Design for Living (1979) ... (play)
- The Marquise (1969) ... (play)
- Hay Fever (1968) ... (writer)
 1977 Die Marquise (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 Private Lives (TV Movie)
  Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes, 1973 - 1975) (play "Hay Fever" - 1 episode, 1976)
- Week-end (1976) ... (play "Hay Fever")
- Le nu au tambour (1975) ... (play)
- Jeux d'esprit (1974) ... (play)
- Félicity (1973) ... (play)
 1974 Brief Encounter (TV Movie) (play "Still Life")
 1974 Fallen Angels (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Play for Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Song at Twilight (1973) ... (writer)
 1972 Joyeux chagrins (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 Amouren (TV Movie)
 1971 Temni hrast (TV Movie) (novel)
 1969 This Happy Breed (TV Movie)
 1969 Red Peppers (TV Movie)
 1969 The Vortex (TV Movie)
 1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- The Vortex (1969) ... (by)
 1969 Duett im Zwielicht (TV Movie) (play "Duett im Zwielicht")
 1968 Interlude (play "Still Life")
 1968 Kratak susret (TV Movie)
  ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1968) (story - 1 episode, 1968)
- The Kindness of Mrs Radcliffe (1968) ... (writer)
- Bon Voyage (1968) ... (writer)
- Star Quality (1968) ... (story)
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Post Mortem (1968) ... (writer)
 1968 Weekend (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Vaimoni kummittelee (TV Movie) (play "Blithe Spirit")
  Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1968) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- Mrs Capper's Birthday (1968) ... (story)
- Pretty Polly (1966) ... (writer)
 1967 A Matter of Innocence (story "Pretty Polly Barlow")
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (1 episode, 1964) (play - 4 episodes, 1959 - 1964) (writer - 2 episodes, 1960 - 1964) (author - 1 episode, 1967)
- Present Laughter (1967) ... (author)
- A Choice of Coward #3: The Vortex (1964) ... (play)
- A Choice of Coward #2: Blithe Spirit (1964) ... (play) / (writer)
- A Choice of Coward #1: Present Laughter (1964) ... (as Noël Coward)
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series)
 1966 Hooikoorts (TV Movie) (play "Hay Fever")
 1966 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Wechselkurs der Liebe (TV Movie) (play "Relative Values")
 1966 Oh, diese Geister (TV Movie) (play "Blithe Spirit")
 1966 Quadrille (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Geisterkomödie (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Südsee-Affaire (TV Movie) (play "The South Sea Bubble")
 1965 Geisterkomödie - Eine unwahrscheinliche Komödie (TV Movie) (play "Blithe Spirit")
 1964 A Choice of Coward (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Vortex (1964)
- Blithe Spirit (1964)
- Present Laughter (1964)
 1964 Teatterituokio (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Viisas tohvelisankari (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 Amouren (TV Movie) (play "Present Laughter")
 1964 Markisinnan (TV Movie) (play "The Marquise")
 1963 Möblemang i ek (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Festival (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Fallen Angels (1963) ... (play)
 1960-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- This Happy Breed (1962) ... (play)
 1962 Geisterkomödie (TV Movie) (play "Blithe Spirit")
 1961 Quadrille (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Zwischen den Zügen (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Minkä minulle voitte (TV Movie) (play "Present Laughter")
 1961 Hooikoorts (TV Movie) (play "Hay Fever")
 1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Brief Encounter (1961) ... (play)
 1960 Art Carney Special (TV Series) (play Red Peppers - 1 episode)
- Three in One (1960) ... (play Red Peppers)
 1959 Akt mit Geige (TV Movie) (play)
 1959 Intimitäten (TV Movie) (play "Private Lives")
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Private Lives (1959) ... (play)
 1959 Fim de Semana no Campo (TV Series) (play)
 1958 Red Peppers (TV Movie)
 1958 Yoka (TV Movie) (texts)
 1957 Weekend (TV Movie) (play)
  Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1956 - 1957) (play - 1 episode, 1953) (story - 1 episode, 1952)
- Pancada de Amor (1957)
- Breve Encontro (1956)
- Espírito Travesso (1953) ... (play)
- Uma Mulher do Outro Mundo (1952) ... (story)
  Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1956) (play - 1 episode, 1956)
- This Happy Breed (1956) ... (adaptation) / (play)
 1956 Det er så yndigt (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Cavalcade (1955) ... (play)
 1955 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Desencanto (1955)
 1955 Zwischen den Zügen (TV Movie) (play)
 1954 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (play "Tonight at 8: 30: Red Peppers, Still Life and Shadow Play" - 1 episode)
- Tonight at 8:30 (1954) ... (play "Tonight at 8: 30: Red Peppers, Still Life and Shadow Play")
 1952 Tonight at 8:30 (play "Tonight at 8: 30")
 1951 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Still Life (1951) ... (play)
 1950 The Astonished Heart (play)
 1948 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie)
 1946 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie) (play)
 1945 Brief Encounter (play "Still Life" - uncredited)
 1945 Blithe Spirit (play - uncredited) / (screenplay - uncredited)
 1944 This Happy Breed (play - uncredited)
 1942 In Which We Serve (by)
 1942 We Were Dancing (play "Tonight at 8: 30")
 1940 Bitter Sweet (original play)
 1939 Private Lives (TV Movie) (play)
 1939 Hay Fever (TV Movie) (play)
 1939 The Young Idea (TV Movie)
 1938 Hay Fever (TV Movie) (play)
 1938 Red Peppers (TV Movie)
 1938 Hands Across the Sea (TV Movie)
 1937 Red Peppers (TV Movie)
 1936 The Terrible Lovers (play "Private Lives")
 1933 Design for Living (play)
 1933 Bitter Sweet (play and dialogue)
 1933 Tonight Is Ours (play "The Queen Was In the Parlor")
 1933 Cavalcade (play)
 1931 Private Lives (play)
 1928 The Vortex (play)
 1928 Easy Virtue (adapted from the play by)
 1927 Forbidden Love (play)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Blithe Spirit," was performed at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, England with Simon Cadell, Joanna Lumley, Jane Asher, and Marcia Warren in the cast. Peter Farago was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 20 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 41 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Noël Coward | Sir Noel Coward

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[In 1940, on coping with air raids] When the warning sounds I gather up some pillows, a pack of cards and a bottle of gin, tuck myself beneath the stairs and do very nicely with the consolations of a drink and solitaire until "all clear" sounds. See more »

Trivia:

Wrote some 140 plays, and hundreds of songs. See more »

Nickname:

The Master

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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