Trevor Howard (I) (1913–1988)

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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 went on to study drama at RADA (due to his mother's insistence) and was voted... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

The Third Man Maj. Calloway
Brief Encounter Dr. Alec Harvey
Gandhi Judge Broomfield
Ryan's Daughter Father Collins


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 1988 The Dawning
 1988 The Unholy
Father Silva
 1987 Hand in Glove (TV Movie)
 1987 White Mischief
 1986 Christmas Eve (TV Movie)
 1986 Shaka Zulu (TV Mini Series)
Lord Charles Somerset
- Episode #1.10 (1986) ... Lord Charles Somerset
- Episode #1.9 (1986) ... Lord Charles Somerset
- Episode #1.8 (1986) ... Lord Charles Somerset
- Episode #1.7 (1986) ... Lord Charles Somerset
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Lord Charles Somerset
 1986 Foreign Body
Dr. Stirrup
 1986 Peter the Great (TV Mini Series)
Sir Isaac Newton
- Part IV (1986) ... Sir Isaac Newton
- Part III (1986) ... Sir Isaac Newton
- Part II (1986) ... Sir Isaac Newton
- Part I (1986) ... Sir Isaac Newton
 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
 1985 God Rot Tunbridge Wells! (TV Movie)
Georg Friedrich Handel
 1984 The Bengal Lancers!
Uncle George
 1984 Sword of the Valiant
The King
 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
 1984 Frontline (TV Series documentary)
- Memory of the Camps (1984) ... Narrator
 1982 Gandhi
Judge Broomfield
 1982 The Missionary
Lord Henry Ames
 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)
Jonathan Swift
 1981 Light Years Away
Yoshka Poliakeff
 1980 Flashpoint Africa
Program Controller
 1980 Windwalker
 1980 Staying On (TV Movie)
Col. Tusker Smalley
 1980 Sir Henry at Rawlinson End
Sir Henry Rawlinson
 1980 The Sea Wolves
Jack Cartwright
 1980 ...And the Band Played On (TV Movie)
 1980 Shillingbury Tales (TV Series)
'Saltie' Dan Wicklow
- The Shillingbury Blowers (1980) ... 'Saltie' Dan Wicklow
 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
 1977 Babel Yemen (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1977 Slavers
Alec Mackenzie
 1977 The Last Remake of Beau Geste
Sir Hector
 1976 The Rollicking Adventures of Eliza Fraser
Capt. Foster Fyans
 1976 Origins of the Mafia (TV Mini Series)
Don Consalvo Saccone
- La speranza (1976) ... Don Consalvo Saccone
 1976 Aces High
 1976 The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones
Squire Western
 1976 The Night of the Askari
 1975 Conduct Unbecoming
Col. Benjamin Strang
 1975 Hennessy
Comdr. Rice
 1975 The Count of Monte-Cristo (TV Movie)
Abbe Faria
 1974 Cause for Concern
Narrator (voice)
 1974 Persecution
Paul Bellamy
 1974 11 Harrowhouse
Clyde Massey
 1974 Craze
Supt. Bellamy
 1974 Who?
Colonel Azarin
 1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
The Abbot
- Conflict (1973) ... The Abbot
 1973/II A Doll's House
Dr. Rank
 1973 Ludwig
Richard Wagner
 1973 The Offence
 1972 Pope Joan
Pope Leo
 1971 Kidnapped
Lord Advocate Grant
 1971 Mary, Queen of Scots
William Cecil
 1971 Catch Me a Spy
Sir Trevor Dawson
 1971 The Night Visitor
 1970 Ryan's Daughter
Father Collins
 1970 London Affair
Lola's Grandfather
 1969 The Battle of Britain
Air Vice Marshal Keith Park
 1968 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Lord Cardigan
 1967 A Matter of Innocence
Robert Thorne-Hook
 1967 The Long Duel
 1966 Triple Cross
Freddie Young aka Distinguished Civilian
 1966 The Poppy Is Also a Flower (TV Movie)
Sam Lincoln
 1965 The Liquidator
Colonel Mostyn
 1965 Eagle in a Cage (TV Movie)
 1965 Morituri
Colonel Statter
 1965 Von Ryan's Express
Maj. Eric Fincham
 1965 Operation Crossbow
Professor Frederick Lindemann
 1964 Father Goose
 1964 The Winston Affair
Major Kensington
 1963 Invincible Mr. Disraeli (TV Movie)
Benjamin Disraeli
 1962 Hedda Gabler (TV Movie)
Ejlert Lovborg
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty
Captain William Bligh
 1962 The Lion
John Bullit
 1960 Sons and Lovers
Walter Morel
 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
Captain 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 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 (TV Series)
- Flower of Pride (1956) ... Vittorio
 1956 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Doug Elliott
- Deception (1956) ... Doug Elliott
 1955 The Cockleshell Heroes
Captain Hugh Thompson
 1955 The Lovers of Lisbon
Inspector Lewis
 1954 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Alec (segment "Still Life")
- Tonight at 8:30 (1954) ... Alec (segment "Still Life")
 1954 The Stranger's Hand
Major Roger Court
 1953 The Heart of the Matter
Harry Scobie
 1952 Glory at Sea
Lt. Cmdr Hugh Alginon Fraser
 1951 Outcast of the Islands
 1951 Bikini Baby
Guest at Theater Accepting Program (uncredited)
 1950 The Clouded Yellow
Maj. David Somers
 1950 Odette
Captain Peter Churchill / Raoul
 1950 Golden Salamander
David Redfern
 1949 The Third Man
Maj. Calloway
 1949 The Passionate Friends
Prof. Steven Stratton
 1947 So Well Remembered
Dr. Richard Whiteside
 1947 I Became a Criminal
George Clement 'Clem' Morgan
 1946 Green for Danger
The Hospital Staff - The Doctors: Dr. Barnes
 1946 I See a Dark Stranger
David Baynes
 1945 Brief Encounter
Dr. Alec Harvey
 1945 Johnny in the Clouds
Sq / Leader Carter
 1944 The Way Ahead
Officer on Ship (uncredited)
Show Show Self (39 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (23 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

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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3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 21 Articles | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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Helen Cherry  (his death)


Arthur John Howard-Smith | Mabel Grey Wallace

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Personal Quote:

(On Ryan's Daughter (1970)) Three hours was rather long for a trifling love story. See more »


He was offered the key role of Edgar Trent (Alan Webb) in The Great Train Robbery (1978). See more »


His rich gravelly voice

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