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Trevor Howard Biography

Birth Name:
Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Gained much success and acclaim performing on the West End stage and with the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon after training at RADA
  • Was reportedly initially turned down for military service by both the RAF and the British Army, but went on to serve as a second lieutenant with the Army Signal Corps in 1940 due to manpower shortage
  • Made his film debut in the uncredited role of a naval officer in the Carol Reed war drama The Way Ahead
  • Was a member of the renowned Marylebone Cricket Club and insisted on a clause in his contracts that excused him from filming to attend test matches
  • Won the BAFTA Film Award for Best British Actor for his work in 1958's The Key and a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his work in 1963's Invincible Mr
  • Disraeli

Awards

  • 1987Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1975Emmy-Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Comedy or Drama Special: nominated
  • 1971Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1969BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 1963Emmy-Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1960Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1959BAFTA Film Awards-Best British Actor: winner
  • 1958BAFTA Film Awards-Best British Actor: nominated
  • 1954BAFTA Film Awards-Best British Actor: nominated

Relationships

  • Arthur John Howard-Smith -- Father
  • Mabel Grey Wallace -- Mother
  • Helen Cherry -- Wife