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Ronald Howard (I) (1918–1996)

The British actor Ronald Howard was born in Norwood, London, England, in 1918. He and his younger sister Leslie Ruth Howard were raised by their mother Ruth Evelyn Martin and their father, the renowned actor Leslie Howard. After college, Howard became a newspaper reporter for a while but decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become an ... See full bio »

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 1975 Take a Hard Ride
 1974 Persecution
Dr. Ross
 1971 The Hunting Party
Watt Nelson
 1969 Run a Crooked Mile (TV Movie)
Inspector Huntington
 1968 Koroshi (TV Movie)
 1961-1967 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Leonard Mortimer / Capt. Eric Taylor / Dr. Moore
- Who Is This Mortimer? (1967) ... Leonard Mortimer
- The Reunion (1965) ... Capt. Eric Taylor
- Mr. And Mrs. Smith (1961) ... Dr. Moore
 1967 Africa: Texas Style
Hugo Copp
 1967 Secret Agent (TV Series)
- Koroshi (1967) ... Sanders
 1966 The Rat Catchers (TV Series)
Charles Lysaght
- The Umbrella (1966) ... Charles Lysaght
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Major Leslie
- Where There Was No Echo (1966) ... Major Leslie
 1964 Weekend at Dunkirk
 1964 Combat! (TV Series)
Capt. Johns
- What Are the Bugles Blowin' For?: Part 2 (1964) ... Capt. Johns
- What Are the Bugles Blowin' For?: Part 1 (1964) ... Capt. Johns
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Arnold Morley
- The Light of a Friendly Star (1963) ... Arnold Morley
 1963 Siege of the Saxons
 1963 Operation Mermaid
Bill Webb
 1962 Saki (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... Edward
 1962 Wuthering Heights (TV Movie)
 1961-1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Martin Gresham / Dr. Edward Stone / Robert Penrose
- The Specialists (1962) ... Martin Gresham
- God Grante That She Lye Stille (1961) ... Dr. Edward Stone
- Well of Doom (1961) ... Robert Penrose
 1962 Fate Takes a Hand
 1962 K.I.L. 1
Inspector Gordon
 1962 The Spanish Sword
Sir Richard Clovell
 1961 Bomb in the High Street
Captain Manning
 1961 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
- The Spider's Web (1961) ... Jeremy
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Miles Seymour
- The Island (1961) ... Miles Seymour
 1959-1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
James Howgill / Peyton Farquhar
- A Secret Life (1961) ... James Howgill
- An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1959) ... Peyton Farquhar
 1961 The Monster of Highgate Ponds
Uncle Dick
 1961 The Naked Edge
Mr. Claridge
 1960 Danger Man (TV Series)
Noel Goddard
- The Traitor (1960) ... Noel Goddard
 1960 Compelled
Paul Adams
 1960 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Dick Shannon
- The Malpas Mystery (1960) ... Dick Shannon
 1960 The Spider's Web
 1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Colin Chandler
- The Haunting (1960) ... Colin Chandler
 1960 Five Fingers (TV Series)
John Dennis
- A Shot in the Dark (1960) ... John Dennis
 1959 After Hours (TV Series)
- Episode #2.10 (1959)
 1959 The Four Just Men (TV Series)
Colonel Parkes
- The Deserter (1959) ... Colonel Parkes
 1959 Man Accused
Bob Jenson
 1959 Babette Goes to War
 1959 No Trees in the Street
 1958 Moment of Indiscretion
John Miller
 1958 Gideon of Scotland Yard
Paul Delafield
 1958 Doomsday for Dyson (TV Movie)
 1958 I Accuse!
Capt. Avril
 1957 The House in the Woods
Spencer Rowland
 1957 Light Fingers
Michael Lacey
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Holger Brandt
- Escape to Happiness (1957) ... Holger Brandt
 1957 The Man Who Was Two (TV Series)
The Man
- The Telephone Rings (1957) ... The Man
- Enter the Lady (1957) ... The Man
- Home Is the Stranger (1957) ... The Man
- From Out of the Sea (1957) ... The Man
 1957 The Errol Flynn Theatre (TV Series)
Anthony Hardwick
- Rustle of Silk (1957) ... Anthony Hardwick
 1957 Drango
Clay Allen
 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Doctor Denis Andrews / Richard
- A Time to Be Born (1956) ... Doctor Denis Andrews
- One (1956) ... Richard
 1956 The Hideout
Robert Grant
 1956 Aggie (TV Series)
- The Chiseller (1956) ... Heinrich
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Home at Seven (1956)
 1955 London Playhouse (TV Series)
Charles Wingrove
- Area Nine (1955) ... Charles Wingrove
 1954-1955 Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Sherlock Holmes
- The Case of the Tyrant's Daughter (1955) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Case of the Diamond Tooth (1955) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Case of the Unlucky Gambler (1955) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Case of the Neurotic Detective (1955) ... Sherlock Holmes
- The Case of the Haunted Gainsborough (1955) ... Sherlock Holmes
 1952-1955 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Sir Andrew Ffoulkes / Michael Maxon, QC / Jeff Smith
- The Powder Magazine (1955) ... Michael Maxon, QC
- The Same Sky (1952) ... Jeff Smith
 1955 The Browning Version (TV Movie)
Peter Gilbert
 1953 Flannelfoot
Det. Sgt. Fitzgerald
 1953 Glad Tidings
Cpl. Nicholas Brayne
 1953 Noose for a Lady
Dr. Evershed
 1953 Both Sides of the Law
David Evans
 1953 Black Orchid
Dr.John Winnington
 1952 The Marvellous History of St. Bernard (TV Movie)
 1952 Wide Boy
Inspector Carson
 1951 Night Was Our Friend
Dr. John Harper
 1951 The Shining Hour (TV Movie)
David Linden
 1951 The Bishop Misbehaves (TV Movie)
Donald Meadows
 1951 Flesh & Blood
 1950 Portrait of Clare
Ralph Hingston
 1950 Double Confession
Hilary Boscombe
 1949 Now Barabbas
Roberts Bank Cashier
 1948 Bond Street
Steve Winter
 1947 Night Beat
Andy Kendall
 1941 'Pimpernel' Smith
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1936 Romeo and Juliet
Minor Secondary Role (uncredited)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
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Other Works:

"In search of my father. A portrait of Leslie Howard" London: St. Martin's Press, New York, 1981. ISBN 0-312-41161-8

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Son of the actor Leslie Howard, with whom he appeared in 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941). Nephew of actor Arthur Howard, cousin of actor Alan Howard. In the 1980s British TV "Sherlock Holmes" series, one of the actors playing Dr. John Watson was Edward Hardwicke, the son of acclaimed British actor Sir Cedric Hardwicke.

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