Trevor Howard Overview:

Legendary actor, Trevor Howard, was born Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith on Sep 29, 1913 in Cliftonville, Kent. Howard died at the age of 74 on Jan 7, 1988 in Bushey, Hertfordshire and was laid to rest in St Peter Churchyard Cemetery in Arkley, Greater London, England.


Brown-haired, sandpaper-voiced, intensely staring British actor who moved from stage to films in his late twenties, rose rapidly to the top via Brief Encounter and proved equally at home as hero or villain in a star run of 20 years. Although there were too many cameos in later years, the right part showed that Howard still had the stuff of great acting in him. Married to Helen Cherry (1915-2001) from 1944. Oscar nominee for Sons and Lovers. Died from influenza and bronchitis.

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Although Howard was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1960Best ActorSons and Lovers (1960)MorelNominated

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Trevor Howard Quotes:

Captain Thompson: Corporal Stevens.
[Stevens steps forward and salutes, and Thompson returns the salute]
Captain Thompson: Do you usually let your men slouch about in that fashion?
Marine Stevens: No, sir. We've just finished an exercise, and...
Captain Thompson: I'm not interested in what you've finished.

Manx Hotel Manageress: I hope this doesn't mean that someone has escaped from the internment camp and is staying at the hotel.
Lt. Spanswick: If the food I've had here is anything to go by, they're more likely to escape from the hotel and beat it for the internment camp.

Walter Eckland: [about the Coast Watching Service] We've been friends for a long time. Do you really think you can talk me into it?
Commander Frank Houghton RAN: No, I suppose you're right. Stebbings, confiscate all the small craft on this pier.
Lieutenant Stebbings RAN: But this is the only one there is, Sir.
Commander Frank Houghton RAN: Confiscate it.
Lieutenant Stebbings RAN: Yes, sir.
Walter Eckland: Frank, you can't do that! I'll go over your head! Who's in charge here?
Lieutenant Stebbings RAN: He is!
Walter Eckland: Frank, you can't do that to me! That boat's all I have!
Commander Frank Houghton RAN: You said we've been friends for a long time, Walter. Do you really think you can talk me out of it?

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Trevor Howard Facts
He was a close friend of Sir David Lean, who regretted that Howard was not young enough to play James Fox's role in A Passage to India (1984).

He was offered the key role of Edgar Trent (Alan Webb) in The Great Train Robbery (1979).

Although he did not get along with Marlon Brando while filming Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), he and Keith McConnell were largely responsible for helping Brando win a lawsuit against a British newspaper.

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