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:

[Eckland has just discovered that there was no snake when Houghton, who believes Catherine is dead, is calling]
Commander Frank Houghton RAN: Walter? Are you there, Walter? I have the chaplain, I thought it might be a comfort if he said a few words.
Walter Eckland: Never mind the chaplain, Frank. She's alive. The snake's dead.
Commander Frank Houghton RAN: Walter, explain yourself.
[Eckland puts down the microphone]
Commander Frank Houghton RAN: Walter? Walter?
Commander Frank Houghton RAN: Walter!

Bridie Quilty: Will there be anything else you require, please? It's me half-day.
Lt. David Baynes: No, I don't think so, thank you.
Bridie Quilty: Thank you.
Lt. David Baynes: Oh, I suppose you wouldn't know anyone who could show me around the town this afternoon, by any chance?
Bridie Quilty: I would not.
Lt. David Baynes: No, I... I only wondered.
Bridie Quilty: You're awful quick, aren't you?
Lt. David Baynes: Sorry. I've been working very closely with the American Army.

Major Stringer: All right, Thompson, let's clear the air a little. Ever since I came here, you've been giving me a hard time. Now just what the hell has been eating you?
Captain Thompson: It's just that I'm a professional Marine. I don't like temporary officers. I don't like volunteers for hazardous service. I don't like musical-comedy operations designed to win the Victoria Cross for somebody. I suppose I just don't like your ears.

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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).

He was a close friend of Jack Hawkins and Kenneth More.

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