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Trevor Howard (I) (1913–1988)

The son of an insurance underwriter, who represented Lloyd's of London in Ceylon, Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith was born in Margate, Kent. He spent his early childhood globetrotting with his mother, frequently left in the care of strangers. After attending private school, he subsequently trained at RADA (due to his mother's insistence), and was ... See full bio »

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 1988 The Dawning
 1988 The Unholy
Father Silva
 1987 Hand in Glove (TV Movie)
 1986 Christmas Eve (TV Movie)
 1986 Foreign Body
Dr. Stirrup
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series)
Brigadier Croshawe
- Time After Time (1986) ... Brigadier Croshawe
 1985 Time for Murder (TV Series)
Sir Daniel Penwarden
- This Lightning Always Strikes Twice (1985) ... Sir Daniel Penwarden
 1985 Dust
Le père
 1984 The Bengal Lancers!
Uncle George
 1984 George Washington (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Fairfax
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Lord Fairfax
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Lord Fairfax
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Lord Fairfax
 1982 The Deadly Game (TV Movie)
Gustave Kummer
 1982 Inside the Third Reich (TV Movie)
Prof. Heinrich Tessenow
 1981 No Country for Old Men (TV Movie)
 1981 Light Years Away
Yoshka Poliakeff
 1980 Staying On (TV Movie)
Col. Tusker Smalley
 1980 Windwalker
 1980 Flashpoint Africa
Program Controller
 1979 Meteor
Sir Michael Hughes
 1979 Hurricane
Father Malone
 1979 The Spirit of Adventure: Night Flight (TV Movie)
 1978 Superman
1st Elder
 1978 Stevie
The Man
 1978 Scorpion Tales (TV Series)
- Easterman (1978) ... Mavor
 1978 Slavers
Alec Mackenzie
 1977 Babel Yemen (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1977 The Last Remake of Beau Geste
Sir Hector
 1976 Eliza Fraser
Capt. Foster Fyans
 1976 Alle origini della mafia (TV Mini-Series)
Don Consalvo Saccone
- La speranza (1976) ... Don Consalvo Saccone
 1976 Aces High
 1976 The Night of the Askari
 1975 Conduct Unbecoming
Col. Benjamin Strang
 1975 Hennessy
Comdr. Rice
 1974 Cause for Concern
Narrator (voice)
 1974 Persecution
Paul Bellamy
 1974 11 Harrowhouse
Clyde Massey
 1974 Craze
Supt. Bellamy
 1974 Who?
Colonel Azarin
 1973 Conflict
The Abbot
 1973 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
The Abbot
- Catholics (1973) ... The Abbot
 1971 Kidnapped
Lord Advocate
 1971 Catch Me a Spy
Sir Trevor Dawson
 1971 The Night Visitor
The Inspector
 1970 Lola
Lola's Grandfather
 1967 The Long Duel
 1966 Triple Cross
Freddie Young aka Distinguished Civilian
 1966 The Poppy Is Also a Flower
Sam Lincoln
 1965 The Liquidator
 1965 Eagle in a Cage (TV Movie)
 1965 Morituri
Colonel Statter
 1965 Von Ryan's Express
Major Eric Fincham
 1965 Operation Crossbow
Prof. Lindemann
 1964 Father Goose
 1964 The Winston Affair
Maj. John Gerald Kensington
 1962 Hedda Gabler (TV Movie)
Ejlert Lovborg
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Dr. Derek Lester
- Murder in Gratitude (1962) ... Dr. Derek Lester
 1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Robert Wilson
- The Hiding Place (1960) ... Robert Wilson
 1960 Malaga
John Bain
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Derek Lester
- Murder in Gratitude (1959) ... Dr. Derek Lester
 1958 The Roots of Heaven
 1958 The Key
Capt. Chris Ford
 1958 The World Our Stage (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1958) ... Narrator
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Archduke Rudolf Maximillian von Hapsburg
- Reunion in Vienna (1958) ... Archduke Rudolf Maximillian von Hapsburg
 1957 Land of Laughter (Short)
 1957 Stowaway Girl
James Prothero
 1957 Pickup Alley
Frank McNally
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days
Denis Fallentin - Reform Club Member
 1956 Run for the Sun
 1954-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Kellis / Sir Richard Manville
- Epitaph (1956) ... Kellis
- Inquest on a Hero (1954) ... Sir Richard Manville
 1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- Flower of Pride (1956) ... Vittorio
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Doug Elliott
- Deception (1956) ... Doug Elliott
 1955 Les amants du Tage
Inspector Lewis
 1954 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Alec (segment "Still Life")
- Tonight at 8:30 (1954) ... Alec (segment "Still Life")
 1954 La mano dello straniero
Major Roger Court
 1952 Glory at Sea
Lt. Cmdr Hugh Alginon Fraser
 1951 Outcast of the Islands
Peter Willems
 1951 Bikini Baby
Guest at Theater Accepting Program (uncredited)
 1951 This Is Show Business (TV Series)
 1950 The Clouded Yellow
Maj. David Somers
 1950 Odette
Captain Peter Churchill / Raoul
 1949 The Passionate Friends
Professor Steven Stratton
 1947 So Well Remembered
Dr. Richard Whiteside
 1947 Green for Danger
Dr. Barnes
 1945 Johnny in the Clouds
Sq / Leader Carter
 1944 The Way Ahead
Officer on Ship (uncredited)
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He acted in John Mortimer's play, "Two Stars for Comfort", at the Garrick Theatre in London, England with Isabel Dean, Esmond Knight, Anthony Valentine, Hazel Hughes and Peter Sallis in the cast. Michael Elliott was the director. See more »

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[on director Carol Reed] Carol doesn't only make films, he lives, breathes, eats and drinks them. See more »


He was offered the key role of Edgar Trent (Alan Webb) in The Great Train Robbery (1979). See more »


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