Trevor Howard Biography
(English Stage, Film, and Television Actor)
Birthday: September 29, 1913 (Libra)
Born In: Cliftonville, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Trevor Howard was an English professional actor best known for his role of a sensitive doctor in the romantic drama film, ‘Brief Encounter’, which gave him prominence as a star. He began his acting career as a stage artist while studying at the ‘Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’. He gradually made his name in theatre over the next ten years, especially for his performance in the comic play ‘French Without Tears’ that became a success in London. He also appeared in many other Shakespearean plays that were staged in Stratford-Upon-Avon. He took a brief time off from professional acting during the ‘Second World War’ and served the British Army as a paratrooper. He returned to stage in 1943 and landed up with his first movie ‘The Way Ahead’ the following year. His breakthrough film ‘Brief Encounter’ attained him star status and paved way for other acclaimed roles in films like ‘The Third Man’, ‘The Key’, ‘Sons and Lovers’, ‘The Heart of the Matter’, ‘Gandhi’, ‘The Dawning’ and ‘George Washington’. He also worked in many television series and TV films. His portrayal of the title role in the TV play ‘The Invincible Mr Disraeli’ won him the television Emmy award. In 1958 he was selected as the best actor of the year by the ‘British Film Academy’ for his performance in the film, ‘The Key’. He was voted, number of times over the years, by the British film exhibitors through annual poll in the ‘Motion Picture Herald’ as one of the top 10 British stars at the box office.