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Noël 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 »

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(age 73) in Blue Harbor, Jamaica

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Easy Virtue
Easy Virtue Writer
(2008)
In Which We Serve
(1942)
Burton and Taylor
(2013)
Design for Living
(1933)

Filmography

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 2013 Burton and Taylor (TV Movie) (extracts from the play "Private Lives" - as Noel Coward)
 2011 Brief Encounter (Short) (as Noel Coward)
 2008 Easy Virtue (play - as Noel Coward)
 2003 Privatni zivoti (TV Movie) (novel "Private Lives" - as Noel Coward)
 2000 Relative Values (play - as Noel Coward)
 1991 Tonight at 8.30 (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Shadow Play (1991) ... (writer - as Noel Coward)
- Still Life (1991) ... (writer - as Noel Coward)
- Ways and Means (1991) ... (writer - as Noel Coward)
- Fumed Oak (1991) ... (writer - as Noel Coward)
- Family Album (1991) ... (writer - as Noel Coward)
 1988 Rumpole of the Bailey (TV Series) (excerpts from "TONIGHT AT 8.30" and "We Were Dancing" by - 1 episode)
- Rumpole and Portia (1988) ... (excerpts from "TONIGHT AT 8.30" and "We Were Dancing" by - as Noel Coward)
 1987 Sidste akt (play - as Noel Coward)
 1986 Quadrille (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1986 Földi kacaj (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1985 Star Quality: Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill (TV Movie) (story - as Noel Coward)
 1985 Star Quality: Bon Voyage (TV Movie) (story - as Noel Coward)
 1985 Me and the Girls (TV Movie) (story - as Noel Coward)
 1985 What Mad Pursuit? (TV Movie) (story - as Noel Coward)
 1985 Mrs. Capper's Birthday (TV Movie) (story - as Noel Coward)
 1985 Star Quality (TV Movie) (story - as Noel Coward)
 1984 Hay Fever (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1983 La comedia (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Fácil virtud (1983) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
  Estudio 1 (TV Series) (play "Fallen Angels" - 1 episode, 1982) (play - 1 episode, 1980) (play "Blithe Spirit" - 1 episode, 1970) (play "Hay Fever" - 1 episode, 1968)
- Ángeles caídos (1982) ... (play "Fallen Angels" - as Noel Coward)
- Desnudo con violín (1980) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
- Un espíritu burlón (1970) ... (play "Blithe Spirit" - as Noel Coward)
- La encantadora familia Bliss (1968) ... (play "Hay Fever" - as Noel Coward)
  BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1981 - 1982) (writer - 1 episode, 1982)
- A Song at Twilight (1982) ... (writer - as Noel Coward)
- Come Into the Garden, Maud (1982) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
- The Kindness of Mrs. Radcliffe (1981) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
 1981 Present Laughter (TV Movie) (as Noel Coward)
 1980 The Marquise (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
  BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1969 - 1979) (writer - 1 episode, 1968)
- Design for Living (1979) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
- The Marquise (1969) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
- Hay Fever (1968) ... (writer - as Noel Coward)
 1977 Die Marquise (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1976 Private Lives (TV Movie) (as Noel Coward)
  Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes, 1973 - 1975) (play "Hay Fever" - 1 episode, 1976)
- Week-end (1976) ... (play "Hay Fever" - as Noel Coward)
- Le nu au tambour (1975) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
- Jeux d'esprit (1974) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
- Félicity (1973) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
 1974 Brief Encounter (TV Movie) (play "Still Life" - as Noel Coward)
 1974 Fallen Angels (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1973 Play for Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Song at Twilight (1973) ... (writer - as Noel Coward)
 1972 Joyeux chagrins (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1972 Amouren (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
  Alta comedia (TV Series) (1 episode, 1970) (play "Blithe Spirit" - 1 episode, 1972)
- Espíritu travieso (1972) ... (play "Blithe Spirit" - as Noel Coward)
- El cumpleaños de la señora Capper (1970) ... (as Noel Coward)
 1971 Temni hrast (TV Movie) (novel - as Noel Coward)
 1971 Teatro 13 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Vidas privadas (1971) ... (as Noel Coward)
 1969 This Happy Breed (TV Movie) (as Noel Coward)
 1969 Red Peppers (TV Movie) (as Noel Coward)
 1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (by - 1 episode)
- The Vortex (1969) ... (as Noel Coward) / (by - as Noel Coward)
 1969 Duett im Zwielicht (TV Movie) (play "Duett im Zwielicht" - as Noel Coward)
 1968 Kratak susret (TV Movie) (as Noel Coward)
  ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1968) (story - 1 episode, 1968)
- The Kindness of Mrs Radcliffe (1968) ... (writer - as Noel Coward)
- Bon Voyage (1968) ... (writer - as Noel Coward)
- Star Quality (1968) ... (story - as Noel Coward)
 1968 Interlude (play "Still Life" - as Noel Coward)
 1968 The Jazz Age (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Post Mortem (1968) ... (writer - as Noel Coward)
 1968 Weekend (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1968 Vaimoni kummittelee (TV Movie) (play "Blithe Spirit" - as Noel Coward)
  Armchair Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1968) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- Mrs Capper's Birthday (1968) ... (story - as Noel Coward)
- Pretty Polly (1966) ... (writer - as Noel Coward)
 1967 A Matter of Innocence (story "Pretty Polly Barlow" - as Noel Coward)
  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 - as Noel Coward)
- A Choice of Coward #4: Design for Living (1964) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
- A Choice of Coward #3: The Vortex (1964) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
- A Choice of Coward #2: Blithe Spirit (1964) ... (play - as Noel Coward) / (writer - as Noel Coward)
- A Choice of Coward #1: Present Laughter (1964) ... (as Noel Coward)
 1967 Before the Fringe (TV Series) (as Noel Coward)
 1966 Hooikoorts (TV Movie) (play "Hay Fever" - as Noel Coward)
 1966 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1966 Wechselkurs der Liebe (TV Movie) (play "Relative Values" - as Noel Coward)
 1966 Oh, diese Geister (TV Movie) (play "Blithe Spirit" - as Noel Coward)
 1966 Quadrille (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1966 Geisterkomödie (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1966 Falne engler (TV Movie) (based on play - as Noel Coward)
 1965 Südsee-Affaire (TV Movie) (play "The South Sea Bubble" - as Noel Coward)
 1965 Høyfeber (TV Movie) (based on play - as Noel Coward)
 1965 Geisterkomödie - Eine unwahrscheinliche Komödie (TV Movie) (play "Blithe Spirit" - as Noel Coward)
 1964 A Choice of Coward (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Design for Living (1964) ... (as Noel Coward)
- The Vortex (1964) ... (as Noel Coward)
- Blithe Spirit (1964) ... (as Noel Coward)
 1964 Nude with Violin (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1964 Teatterituokio (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Viisas tohvelisankari (1964) ... (writer - as Noel Coward)
 1964 Amouren (TV Movie) (play "Present Laughter" - as Noel Coward)
 1964 Markisinnan (TV Movie) (play "The Marquise" - as Noel Coward)
 1963 Möblemang i ek (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1963 Festival (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Fallen Angels (1963) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
 1960-1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- This Happy Breed (1962) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
- Twentieth Century Theatre: The Vortex (1960) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
 1962 Geisterkomödie (TV Movie) (play "Blithe Spirit" - as Noel Coward)
 1961 Das Maß ist voll (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1961 Quadrille (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1961 Zwischen den Zügen (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1961 Minkä minulle voitte (TV Movie) (play "Present Laughter" - as Noel Coward)
 1961 Hooikoorts (TV Movie) (play "Hay Fever" - as Noel Coward)
 1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Brief Encounter (1961) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
 1960 TV de comédia (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- A Mulher do Outro Mundo (1960) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
 1960 Art Carney Special (TV Series) (play Red Peppers - 1 episode)
- Three in One (1960) ... (play Red Peppers - as Noel Coward)
 1959 Akt mit Geige (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1959 Kurze Begegnung (TV Movie) (play "Brief Encounter" - as Noel Coward)
 1959 Intimitäten (TV Movie) (play "Private Lives" - as Noel Coward)
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Private Lives (1959) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
 1959 Fim de Semana no Campo (TV Series) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1958 Red Peppers (TV Short) (as Noel Coward)
 1958 Yoka (TV Movie) (texts - as Noel Coward)
 1957 Weekend (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
  Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1956 - 1957) (play - 1 episode, 1953) (story - 1 episode, 1952)
- Pancada de Amor (1957) ... (as Noel Coward)
- Breve Encontro (1956) ... (as Noel Coward)
- Espírito Travesso (1953) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
- Uma Mulher do Outro Mundo (1952) ... (story - as Noel Coward)
 1956 Nude with Violin (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1956 South Sea Bubble (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
  Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1956) (play - 1 episode, 1956) (written by - 1 episode, 1955)
- This Happy Breed (1956) ... (adaptation - as Noel Coward) / (play - as Noel Coward)
- Together with Music (1955) ... (written by - as Noel Coward)
 1956 Det er så yndigt (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1956 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1955 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Cavalcade (1955) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
 1955 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Desencanto (1955) ... (as Noel Coward)
 1955 Zwischen den Zügen (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 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" - as Noel Coward)
 1952 Tonight at 8:30 (play "Tonight at 8: 30" - as Noel Coward)
 1951 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Still Life (1951) ... (play - as Noel Coward)
 1950 The Astonished Heart (play - as Noel Coward)
 1948 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie) (as Noel Coward)
 1948 Red Peppers (TV Short) (as Noel Coward)
 1946 Hay Fever (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1946 Blithe Spirit (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 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 - as Noel Coward)
 1942 We Were Dancing (play "Tonight at 8: 30" - as Noel Coward)
 1940 Bitter Sweet (original play - as Noel Coward)
 1939 Private Lives (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1939 Hay Fever (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1939 The Young Idea (TV Movie) (as Noel Coward)
 1938 Hay Fever (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1938 Red Peppers (TV Movie) (as Noel Coward)
 1938 Hands Across the Sea (TV Movie) (play - as Noel Coward)
 1937 Red Peppers (TV Movie) (as Noel Coward)
 1936 The Terrible Lovers (play "Private Lives" - as Noel Coward)
 1933 Design for Living (play - as Noel Coward)
 1933 Bitter Sweet (play and dialogue - as Noel Coward)
 1933 Tonight Is Ours (play "The Queen Was In the Parlor" - as Noel Coward)
 1933 Cavalcade (play - uncredited)
 1931 Private Lives (from the play by - as Noel Coward)
 1928 The Vortex (play - as Noel Coward)
 1928 Easy Virtue (adapted from the play by - as Noel Coward)
 1927 Forbidden Love (play - as Noel Coward)
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1 Biographical Movie | 20 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 45 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Noel Coward | Sir Noel Coward

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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[on Sophia Loren] She should have been sculpted in chocolate truffles so that the world could devour her. See more »

Trivia:

After the Broadway closing of the musical "One Touch of Venus", 10 February 1945, Richard Halliday and Mary Martin were in negotiations with Coward for Mary to appear in "Pacific 1860", reopening of the Drury Lane theatre after the war. Coward was author, composer, lyricist, producer and director of the project, the first post-war pleasant and old fashioned lavish musical produced by Coward. The ... See more »

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The Master

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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