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Trevor Howard


British actor (d. 74) | The Third Man (1949), Brief Encounter (1945), The Way to the Stars (1945)

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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The Way to the Stars (1945)
Sq / Leader Carter
Brief Encounter (1945)
Dr Alec Harvey
I See a Dark Stranger (1946)
David Baynes
So Well Remembered (1947)
Dr Richard Whiteside
Green for Danger (1947)
Dr Barnes
They Made Me a Fugitive (1947)
The Third Man (1949)
Maj Calloway
The Passionate Friends (1949)
Professor Steven Stratton
The Clouded Yellow (1950)
Major David Somers
Odette (1950)
Captain Peter Churchill / Raoul
Golden Salamander (1950)
David Redfern
Outcast of the Islands (1951)
Peter Willems
Gift Horse (1952)
Lt Cmdr Hugh Alginon Fraser
The Heart of the Matter (1953)
Harry Scobie
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)
Capt Hugh Thompson
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Denis Fallentin – Reform Club Member
The Key (1958)
Capt Chris Ford
Sons and Lovers (1960)
Walter Morel
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Captain William Bligh
Father Goose (1964)
Man in the Middle (1964)
Major Kensington
Operation Crossbow (1965)
Prof. Lindemann
Von Ryan’s Express (1965)
Major Eric Fincham
Triple Cross (1966)
Freddie Young aka Distinguished Civilian
The Long Duel (1967)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)
Lord Cardigan
Battle of Britain (1969)
Air Vice Marshal Keith Park
Ryan’s Daughter (1970)
Father Collins
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
William Cecil
The Night Visitor (1971)
The Inspector
Kidnapped (1971)
Lord Advocate
Pope Joan (1972)
Pope Leo
Who? (1974)
Colonel Azarin
Persecution (1974)
Paul Bellamy
Conduct Unbecoming (1975)
Col Benjamin Strang
The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975)
Abbe Faria
Aces High (1976)
Superman (1978)
1st Elder
Meteor (1979)
Sir Michael Hughes
The Shillingbury Blowers (1980)
Dan ‘Saltie’ Wicklow
The Sea Wolves (1980)
Jack Cartwright
Gandhi (1982)
Judge Broomfield
The Missionary (1982)
Lord Henry Ames
Christmas Eve (1986)
The Dawning (1988)
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Helen Cherry
Wife  m. 1944–1988 (his death)

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