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Date of Birth 22 December 1902Maidstone, England, UK
Date of Death 26 October 1984Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Birth NameArthur Noel Howlett
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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Noel Howlett was born on December 22, 1902 in Maidstone, England as Arthur Noel Howlett. He was an actor, known for Please Sir! (1968), A Christmas Carol (1951) and Lust for Life (1956). He died on October 26, 1984 in Hammersmith, London, England.

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Along with John Rae, he is one of only two actors to appear in one of the three 1950s BBC "Quatermass" serials to reprise his role in the subsequent Hammer Horror film adaptation. He played Vicar Gilpin in both Quatermass and the Pit (1958) and Five Million Years to Earth (1967).
Benevolent-looking, balding British character actor, who usually played clergymen and academics. He became best known as the ineffectual headmaster Cromwell of TV's 'Please Sir'. While in his youth, Howlett had himself considered - but decided against - a teaching career. From the early 1930's, he acted on stage and was later involved with ENSA during World War II. Appeared more frequently on screen in character roles from 1947.
He is the only actor to appear in both Quatermass and the Pit (1958) and Five Million Years to Earth (1967).

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