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Ivor Novello (1893–1951)


While his special gifts seemed to lie in music and composing, the dapper, multi-talented Welsh actor Ivor Novello (ne David Ivor Davies), with his leading-man good looks, had a strong affinity for the camera. Born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1893, he was the son of a tax-collector father and a well-known singing teacher mother. His prodigious musical ... See full bio »

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 2014 The Crimson Field (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
 2011 South Riding (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
 2010 Upstairs Downstairs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ladybird (2010) ... (writer: "We'll Gather Lilacs" - uncredited)
 2007 Atonement (writer: "Keep the Home Fires Burning")
 2002 Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (writer: "WE'LL GATHER LILACS")
 2001 Gosford Park (music: "Waltz of My Heart" (1939), "Glamorous Night" (1935), "Nuts in May" (1921), "The Land of Might-Have-Been" (1924), "And Her Mother Came Too" (1921), "I Can Give You the Starlight" (1939), "What a Duke Should Be" (1916), "Why Isn't It You" (1937), "Keep the Home Fires Burning" (1915))
 2001 Back Home (TV Movie) (music: "Keep The Home Fires Burning")
 1988 The Dressmaker (writer: "We'll Gather Lilacs" - uncredited)
 1985 1918 ("Keep the Home Fires Burning")
 1984 A Private Function (music: "Rose of England")
 1977 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- War of Nerves (1977) ... (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning ('Till the Boys Come Home)")
 1976 Aces High (writer: "Till The Boys Come Home" - uncredited)
 1971 Johnny Got His Gun (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
 1970 Darling Lili (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning")
 1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- It's the Arts (1969) ... (music: "Gay's the Word" - uncredited)
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War (music: "'Till the Boys Come Home" - uncredited)
 1967 How I Won the War (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
 1964 Coronation Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.391 (1964) ... (writer: "Keep the Home Fires Burning ('Till the Boys Come Home)" - uncredited)
 1954 Let's Make Up (writer: "Keep the Home Fires Burning (Till the Boys Come Home)", "We'll Gather Lilacs")
 1951 The Magic Box (writer: "Till the Boys Come Home" (1914) - uncredited)
 1950 Kvartetten som sprängdes (music: "VARJE LITEN TÖS KAN LÄRA MIG NÅT NYTT")
 1948 Elizabeth of Ladymead (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning")
 1944 While Nero Fiddled (music: "'Till the Boys Come Home" - uncredited)
 1943 Variety Jubilee (music: "'Till the Boys Come Home" - uncredited)
 1942 This Above All (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
 1939 The First Days (Documentary short) (music: "Till The Boys Come Home" - uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
 1937 Glamorous Night (music: "Glamorous Night", "Shine Through My Dreams", "Fold Your Wings", "When the Gipsy Played", "Gypsy Wedding", "Only Girl", "Far Away in Shanty Town")
 1935 The Dark Angel (music: "Keep The Home Fires Burning ('Till the Boys Come Home)" (1914) - uncredited)
 1934 Evensong (music: "Till The Boys Come Home" - uncredited)
 1933 Cavalcade (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" (1915) - uncredited)
 1932 The Lost Squadron (music: "Keep the Home-Fires Burning ('Till the Boys Come Home)" (1914) - uncredited)
 1930 A Soldier's Plaything (music: "Keep The Home Fires Burning" (1915) - uncredited)
 1930 Symphony in Two Flats (writer: "Give Me Back My Heart")
 1930 Elstree Calling (writer: "My Heart is Singing")
 1929 Pack Up Your Troubles (Short) (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Was assistant writer for Ronald Jeans' and Douglas Furber's revue, "R.S.V.P.", at the Adelphi Theatre in London, England, with Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge, Helen Burnell, Irene Russell, Bobbie Comber, Robert Naylor and Ivor McLaren in the cast. Vivian Ellis and Arthur Schwartz were also the writers. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

The beautiful heroine might be thinking, How long must I bury my face in this wretched man's shoulder? See more »

Trivia:

Laurence Olivier, Noel Coward and poet/writer Siegfried Sassoon were among his social circle. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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