Frankie Howerd (1917–1992)


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Francis Alick Howerd, who grew up to become popular British comedian Frankie Howerd, was born in 1917 and first stepped onstage at age 4. As a teen he taught Sunday school; not long after his Army-man father died in 1934, 17-year-old Frankie was invited to audition for RADA. After a poor audition, he knew his calling was as a comedian instead of ... See full bio »

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(age 75) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Up Pompeii Lurcio
(1971)
The Ladykillers The Barrow Boy
(1955)
Carry on Up the Jungle Professor Inigo Tinkle
(1970)
The Chastity Belt Richard / Lurkalot
(1972)

Filmography

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 1993 Then Churchill Said to Me (TV Series)
Pvt. Percy Potts / Gen. Fearless Freddy Hollocks
- The Goose Has Landed (1993) ... Pvt. Percy Potts
- Blow Out (1993) ... Pvt. Percy Potts / Gen. Fearless Freddy Hollocks
- Those Who Loot We Shoot (1993) ... Pvt. Percy Potts
- Nanny by Searchlight (1993) ... Pvt. Percy Potts
- A Mole in the Hole (1993) ... Pvt. Percy Potts
 1991 Further Up Pompeii (TV Movie)
Lurcio
 1991 The Craig Ferguson Story (TV Movie)
The God of Comedy
 1989-1991 All Change (TV Series)
Uncle Bob
- Episode #2.6 (1991) ... Uncle Bob
- Episode #2.5 (1991) ... Uncle Bob
- Episode #2.4 (1991) ... Uncle Bob
- Episode #2.3 (1991) ... Uncle Bob
- Episode #2.2 (1991) ... Uncle Bob
 1986 The Blunders (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1984 Deus ex Machina (Video Game)
The Defect Police (voice)
 1984 Trial by Jury (TV Short)
The Judge
 1984 All the World's a Stage (TV Mini Series)
Extracts: The Haunted House
- Now Comes My Comedy (1984) ... Extracts: The Haunted House
 1982 H.M.S. Pinafore (TV Movie)
Sir Joseph Porter, KCB
 1981 Frankie Howerd Strikes Again (TV Series)
 1980 Comedy Tonight (TV Movie) (sketch 'Budgerigar')
 1980 Frankie Howerd Reveals All (TV Movie)
 1979 The Plank (TV Movie)
Photographer
 1979 Just So Stories (TV Series) (voice)
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Mean Mr. Mustard
 1976 The Howerd Confessions (TV Series)
Frankie
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... Frankie
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... Frankie
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... Frankie
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... Frankie
- Episode #1.2 (1976) ... Frankie
 1976 Up the Convicts (TV Series)
Jeremiah Shirk
 1976 The Frankie Howerd Show (TV Series)
Frankie
 1975 A Touch of the Casanovas (TV Movie)
Francesco
 1975 Tittertime (TV Movie)
General Von Vintel and other characters
 1975 Further Up Pompeii! (TV Movie)
Lurcio
 1963-1974 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Lurcio / Norman Fox
- Up Pompeii! (1969) ... Lurcio
- Have You Read This Notice? (1963) ... Norman Fox
 1974 History of England (TV Movie)
 1973 Whoops Baghdad! (TV Series)
Ali Oopla
- The Caliph's New Concubine (1973) ... Ali Oopla
- Ali and the Thieves (1973) ... Ali Oopla
- A Cargo of Crumpet (1973) ... Ali Oopla
- The Wizard Prang (1973) ... Ali Oopla
- Genie of the Bottle (1973) ... Ali Oopla
 1972 Up the Front
Lurk
 1972 The Chastity Belt
Richard / Lurkalot
 1971 The Pompeii Way (TV Movie)
 1971 Frankie Howerd's Hour (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1971)
- Episode #1.1 (1971)
 1971 Up Pompeii
Lurcio
 1970 Cucumber Castle (TV Movie)
Dying King
 1969-1970 Up Pompeii! (TV Series)
Lurcio
- Exodus (1970) ... Lurcio
- Lysistrata the Peace Treaty (1970) ... Lurcio
- Secret Agents Jamus Bondus (1970) ... Lurcio
- Roman Holiday (1970) ... Lurcio
 1970 Carry on Up the Jungle
Professor Inigo Tinkle
 1969 Carry on Christmas (TV Movie)
Robert Browning / Fairy Godmother
 1967 Carry on Doctor
Francis Bigger
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Constable
- The Canterville Ghost (1966) ... Constable
 1964-1966 Frankie Howerd (TV Series)
Francis Howerd
- Episode #2.6 (1966) ... Francis Howerd
- Episode #2.5 (1966) ... Francis Howerd
- Episode #2.4 (1966) ... Francis Howerd
- Episode #2.3 (1966) ... Francis Howerd
- Episode #2.2 (1966) ... Francis Howerd
 1966 The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery
Alphonse of Monte Carlo / Alfred Askett
 1965 Help!
Sam (part cut) (uncredited)
 1963 The Cool Mikado
Ko-Ko Flintridge
 1962 The Fast Lady
Road Workman in Hole
 1961 Watch It, Sailor!
Church Organist (guest appearance)
 1959 Mother Goose (TV Movie)
Mother Goose
 1959 After Hours (TV Series)
- Episode #2.11 (1959)
 1959 Frankly Howerd (TV Series)
Francis
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Francis
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... Francis
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Francis
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... Francis
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... Francis
 1958-1959 Frankie Howerd in... (TV Mini Series)
 1958 Further Up the Creek
Bosun
 1958 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Arnolphe, a rich man
- The School for Wives (1958) ... Arnolphe, a rich man
 1956 Pantomania, or Dick Whittington (TV Movie)
Idle Jack
 1956 A Touch of the Sun
William Darling
 1956 Jumping for Joy
Willie Joy
 1955 An Alligator Named Daisy
M.C. at Alligator Rally (uncredited)
 1955 The Ladykillers
The Barrow Boy
 1954 Tons of Money (TV Movie)
Aubrey Henry Maitland Allington
 1954 The Runaway Bus
Percy Lamb
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Stephen Sondheim's musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," at the Strand Theatre in London, England with Kenneth Connor and Jon Pertwee in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Frankie Howerd O.B.E. | Ronnie Ordex

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Parents:

Howard, Edith Florence | William, Francis Alfred
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Personal Quote:

[on Ray Milland] This enormously famous star is so self-effacingly modest, he's an object lesson for the rest of us in show business. See more »

Trivia:

He became a national figure through radio's 'Variety Bandbox' from December 1946. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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