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Alan Howard

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Birth name Alan MacKenzie Howard
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 5 august 1937 at London (United-kingdom)
Death 14 february 2015 (at 77 years)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Alan MacKenzie Howard, CBE (5 August 1937 – 14 February 2015) was an English actor. He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1966 to 1983, and played leading roles at the Royal National Theatre between 1992 and 2000.


He first married actress and theatre designer Stephanie Hinchcliff Davies in 1965 (marriage dissolved). He met his second wife, the novelist and journalist Sally Beauman, when she interviewed him about his performance as Hamlet at Stratford in 1970. They became lovers not long afterwards, and married in 2004. They had one son and two grandchildren. Howard was appointed CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1998.

Howard died on 14 February 2015 at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London, of pneumonia.

Usually with

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2 films)
Fran Walsh
Fran Walsh
(2 films)
Sala Baker
Sala Baker
(2 films)
Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Alan Howard (15 films)

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 3h21
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Films about spiders, Middle-earth films
Actors Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett
Roles Voice of the Ring (voice)
Rating85% 4.266154.266154.266154.266154.26615
Gandalf leads Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and King Théoden to Isengard where they reunite with Merry and Pippin, who helped the Ents destroy Saruman’s forces. With Saruman himself defeated, Gandalf retrieves Saruman’s palantír which is viewed by a curious Pippin, allowing Sauron to attack the Hobbit’s mind. Gandalf deduces Sauron will attack Gondor’s capital Minas Tirith, riding there with Pippin. They meet Lord Denethor, steward of Gondor, and Boromir’s father. Pippin declares his service to Denethor after Boromir died protecting him.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2h58
Directed by Peter Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films
Actors Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett
Roles Voice of the Ring (voice)
Rating83% 4.169354.169354.169354.169354.16935
In the Second Age of Middle Earth, the Dark Lord Sauron forges the One Ring in Mount Doom to conquer all. An alliance of men and elves battle Sauron’s forces in Mordor, where Isildur kills Sauron by chopping off the hand wearing the One Ring. Sauron's spirit survives within the ring and corrupts Isildur so that he keeps it instead of destroying it. This decision leads to Isildur's being killed by Orcs, and the ring is lost in the river Anduin for 2500 years. It comes into the possession of Sméagol who is consumed by its power and becomes Gollum. After 500 years the ring abandons him, to be discovered by a Hobbit named Bilbo Baggins.
David Copperfield, 3h
Directed by Peter Medak
Actors Hugh Dancy, Sally Field, Michael Richards, Eileen Atkins, Anthony Andrews, Edward Hardwicke
Roles Mr. Spenlow
Rating71% 3.5886253.5886253.5886253.5886253.588625
David Copperfield, orphelin de père, est confronté à une dure réalité avec l'arrivée de Murdstone, le fiancé de sa mère, un homme opportuniste et calculateur. Envoyé chez un négociant de vin à Londres, David doit surpasser ses limites et apprendre les cruelles lois de la vie. Pour échapper à cet enfer, le petit garçon quitte la capitale et commence une nouvelle vie pleine de danger et d'amitié.
The Secret Rapture, 1h37
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Juliet Stevenson, Joanne Whalley, Penelope Wilton, Neil Pearson, Alan Howard, Robert Stephens
Roles Tom French
Rating61% 3.099663.099663.099663.099663.09966
Estranged sisters Isobel and Marion are forced to reunite when their father dies and they must decide how to handle Katherine, their young, alcoholic, mentally unstable stepmother who has been left nothing but the rural home in which they were raised. Isobel and her lover Patrick own a small graphic design company that is struggling to stay afloat. Her sister suggests she and her born-again Christian husband Tom help them expand the business by finding investors and making Katherine a partner responsible for finding new business. Isobel has grave misgivings about the plan, but finally agrees to it when Marion convinces Patrick of its potential success. Before long, the strain of running the expanded business impacts Isobel's relationship with Patrick, who is becoming increasingly dependent upon her, while at the same time Katherine's tenuous hold on sanity begins to unravel.
Da Vinci's War, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Michael Nouri, Joey Travolta, Vanity, James Russo, Brian Robbins, Richard Foronjy
Roles Governor
Rating46% 2.3467752.3467752.3467752.3467752.346775
Entre anciens combattants du Viet-Nam, il y a des secrets qu'il vaut mieux tenir cachés. Mais quand leur possession devient connue, on est en danger de mort. Ainsi Franck Da Vinci voit-il assassiner ses proches... et c'est la CIA qui est derrière ces crimes. Grâce aux amis qui l'entourent, et à son passé de soldat très spécial, il réussit à mettre dans son camp quelques atouts, dont China Smith, un tueur à gages.
Death Has A Bad Reputation, 1h38
Directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Spy films
Actors Tony Lo Bianco, Pamela Villoresi, Elizabeth Hurley, Alan Howard, Gottfried John, Venantino Venantini
Roles Sam McCready
Rating59% 2.977182.977182.977182.977182.97718
A British agent chases after notorious international terrorist Carlos, known as 'the Jackal', when he resurfaces in Europe. Intelligence networks worldwide are involved when Donatini, a US State Department employee, is assassinated.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, 2h4
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Cooking films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard, Tim Roth, Gary Olsen
Roles Michael
Rating75% 3.7986153.7986153.7986153.7986153.798615
English gangster Albert Spica has taken over the high-class Le Hollandais Restaurant, run by French chef Richard Boarst. Spica makes nightly appearances at the restaurant with his retinue of thugs. His oafish behavior causes frequent confrontations with the staff and his own customers, whose patronage he loses, but whose money he seems not to miss.
The Return of the Musketeers, 1h42
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Actors Michael York, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay, Richard Chamberlain, C. Thomas Howell, Kim Cattrall
Roles Oliver Cromwell
Rating60% 3.002923.002923.002923.002923.00292
Twenty years after the events of The Four Musketeers, Cardinal Mazarin has imprisoned the Duke of Beaufort. Mazarin hires d'Artagnan to bring together Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, to work for him. Porthos accepts, but Athos and Aramis decline. By this time, Athos has a son named Raoul.
Strapless (1989)
, 1h40
Directed by David Hare
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Bridget Fonda, Bruno Ganz, Blair Brown, Alan Howard, Michael Gough, Hugh Laurie
Roles Mr. Cooper
Rating56% 2.810692.810692.810692.810692.81069
An expatriate American doctor in London allows herself to lighten up when her freewheeling younger sister and a mysterious man enter her life. Her inhibitions released, the beautiful doctor learns that freedom has its own price.
Oxford Blues, 1h37
Directed by Robert Boris
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Sports films
Actors Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Amanda Pays, Julian Sands, Julian Firth, Alan Howard
Roles Simon Rutledge
Rating54% 2.7031552.7031552.7031552.7031552.703155
Nick Di Angelo (Rob Lowe) is working in a Las Vegas casino to earn enough money to pursue the woman of his dreams – Lady Victoria Wingate (Amanda Pays) – to Oxford, England, where, he believes, the only way to win her is to get into Oxford University and join the rowing team. After spending the night with a beautiful older woman (Gail Strickland), he collects enough money to make the trip and arrives at Oxford in his small sporty car – which promptly gets stuck between two walls along a very narrow street. Thus begins Di Angelo's troubles in Britain.
Royal Flash, 1h42
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Actors Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Florinda Bolkan, Joss Ackland, Tom Bell
Roles Duchy Chamberlain
Rating64% 3.2473253.2473253.2473253.2473253.247325
The film begins with Flashman making a patriotic speech to the boys of Rugby School framed by a giant Union Flag, in a scene which appears to be a parody of the opening sequence in the 1970 film Patton. There is a brief flashback to the events of the original Flashman, with the head of the Rugby School (Michael Hordern) recounting Flashman's exploits in Afghanistan.
Work Is a 4-Letter Word, 1h33
Directed by Peter Hall
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors David Warner, Cilla Black, Zia Mohyeddin, Elizabeth Spriggs, Alan Howard, Jan Holden
Roles Reverend Mort
Rating63% 3.190873.190873.190873.190873.19087
Everyone is employed by the ultra-modern DICE Corporation but Valentine Brose (Warner) would rather stay at home to tend his psychedelic mushrooms. However, his bedroom is too small and his fiancee Betty Dorrick (Black) wants him to settle down. Accordingly, Brose seeks a job in DICE's boiler-room, a suitable environment to grow his mushrooms.
The Heroes of Telemark, 2h11
Directed by Anthony Mann
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave, Roy Dotrice, John Golightly
Roles Oli
Rating65% 3.251363.251363.251363.251363.25136
The Norwegian resistance sabotage the Vemork Norsk Hydro plant in the town of Rjukan in the county of Telemark, Norway, which the Nazis are using to produce heavy water, which could be used in the manufacture of an Atomic bomb.