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Trevor Howard

1913–1988 | British actor

Distinguished English leading man, on stage from 1934

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Born in Margate, Kent, Trevor Howard studied acting at RADA. His best roles were as Dr Alec Harvey in Brief Encounter (1945), Dr Barnes in Green for Danger (1947), Major Calloway in The Third Man (1949), Scobie in The Heart of the Matter (1953), Walter Morel in Sons and Lovers, Captain Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), Lord Cardigan in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) and as the Inspector in The Night Visitor (1971). Married for 44 years to actress Helen Cherry.

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Squadron Leader Carter
Dr Alec Harvey
David Baynes
Dr Richard Whiteside
Dr Barnes
Maj Calloway
Professor Steven Stratton
Major David Somers
Odette (1950)
Captain Peter Churchill / Raoul
David Redfern
Peter Willems
Gift Horse (1952)
Lt Cmdr Hugh Alginon Fraser
Harry Scobie
Capt Hugh Thompson
Denis Fallentin – Reform Club Member
The Key (1958)
Capt Chris Ford
Captain William Bligh
Father Goose (1964)
Major Kensington
Prof. Lindemann
Major Eric Fincham
Triple Cross (1966)
Freddie Young aka Distinguished Civilian
Lord Cardigan
Air Vice Marshal Keith Park
Father Collins
William Cecil
The Inspector
Kidnapped (1971)
Lord Advocate
Who? (1974)
Colonel Azarin
Persecution (1974)
Paul Bellamy
Col Benjamin Strang
Aces High (1976)
Superman (1978)
1st Elder
Meteor (1979)
Sir Michael Hughes
‘Saltie’ (Trevor Howard) meets with the Parish Council in a scene from the 1980 Inner Circle Films production of The Shillingbury Blowers
Dan ‘Saltie’ Wicklow
Jack Cartwright
Gandhi (1982)
Judge Broomfield
Lord Henry Ames
The Dawning (1988)
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Helen Cherry
Wife  m. 1944–1988 (his death)

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