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Trevor Howard

Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard

Trevor Howard made his first film in 1944.   This was one of the best of British war films “The Way Ahead”.   He then made “The Way to the Stars” and then one of his most famous films David Lean’s “Brief Encounter”.   This movie with Celia Johnson is regarded as one of the best love stories on film of all time.   He was featured in the classic “The Third Man” and was Captain Bligh to Marlon Brando’s Fletcher Christian in “Mutiny on the Bounty”.   Another  highlight was his performance as the priest Fr Collins in David Lean’s Irish epic “Ryan’s Daughter” with Sarah Miles.

TCM Overview:One of the finest film actors of his generation. Howard began his career in the 1940s and excelled at playing debonair officers and gentlemen, carving a niche in his latter years as England’s favorite screen autocrat. His understated performance opposite Celia Johnson in David Lean’s “Brief Encounter” (1945) brought him to international attention and led to work with a distinguished roster of directors including Luchino Visconti, Joseph Losey and Tony Richardson. Howard enjoyed his most productive association with Carol Reed, memorably as the police major with an impeccably stiff upper lip in “The Third Man” (1949) and as the often unsympathetic but realistically complex protagonist of “An Outcast of the Islands” (1951).

An interesting critque on Howard’s films can be accessed here.

Liam

Liam

Anyone who knows me are aware that I am a bit of a movie buff. Over the past few years I have been collecting signed photographs of my favourite actors.

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