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Frankie Howerd est un Acteur Britannique né le 6 mars 1917 à York (Royaume-uni)

Frankie Howerd

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Nom de naissance Francis Alick Howard
Nationalité Royaume-uni
Naissance 6 mars 1917 à York (Royaume-uni)
Mort 19 avril 1992 (à 75 ans) à Londres (Royaume-uni)
Récompenses Officier de l'ordre de l'Empire britannique

Frankie Alick Howerd est un acteur et scénariste britannique né le 6 mars 1917 à York (Royaume-Uni), et décédé le 19 avril 1992 à Londres (Royaume-Uni).

Biographie

Throughout his career, Howerd hid his potentially career-destroying homosexuality (acts between consenting males being illegal in England and Wales until 1967) from both his audience and his mother, Edith. In 1958, he met wine waiter Dennis Heymer at the Dorchester Hotel while dining with Sir John Mills; Howerd was 40 and Heymer was 28. Heymer became his lover as well as manager, and stayed with him for more than thirty years, until Howerd's death, with Heymer helping to revive Howerd's flagging career in the 1960s. However, the two had to remain discreet as Howerd feared being blackmailed if anyone beyond his immediate circle found out. The relationship was explored in 2008 in a drama for BBC Four, Rather You Than Me, starring David Walliams and Rafe Spall.

Backstage, Howerd was notoriously bold in his advances, and was known for his promiscuity. One of Howerd's former boyfriends was comic actor Lee Young who created the TV sitcom Whoops Baghdad (1973) for him. Howerd's uncomfortable relationship with his sexuality – he once said to Cilla Black, "I wish to God I wasn't gay" – as well as his depressive mental state, led him to seek resolution through a series of different methods. Heymer would often drop Howerd off on Friday at his psychiatrist, who would ply him with LSD over the weekend.

In his early career Howerd suffered from a stutter, which caused him some distress. Close friend Cilla Black said in 2008: "That devastated him" adding, "Often he'd be physically ill with stage fright."

Howerd and Heymer lived for the last twenty or so years of his life in Wavering Down, a house in the village of Cross, Somerset, under the Mendip Hills. After Howerd's death, Heymer curated Howerd's collection of memorabilia until his own death in 2009. The two were buried together in a replica Egyptian sarcophagus.

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Val Guest
Val Guest
(2 films)
Sid Colin
Sid Colin
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Frankie Howerd (20 films)

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Jumping For Joy, 1h31
Réalisé par John Paddy Carstairs
Origine Royaume-uni
Acteurs Frankie Howerd, Lindsay Pulsipher, Stanley Holloway, Joe Estevez, Joan Hickson, Lionel Jeffries
Rôle Willie Joy
Note62% 3.146353.146353.146353.146353.14635
A man buys a greyhound and enters it in a major race, but discovers the dog has one paw in the grave. As our hero nurses the pooch back to health, he also gets mixed up with criminals who want to fix the race by doping dogs.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1h53
Réalisé par Michael Schultz
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Aventure, Musical
Thèmes La musique, Musique
Acteurs Peter Frampton, Frankie Howerd, Paul Nicholas, Donald Pleasence, Steve Martin, Alice Cooper
Rôle M. Mustard
Note40% 2.003862.003862.003862.003862.00386
Le bonheur et l'harmonie règnent à Heartland, symbolisées par un ancien militaire, le sergent Pepper, qui a fondé un groupe de musique nommé Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Des jeunes musiciens modernes recréant sa musique se font engager par un producteur de disques à Los Angeles, M. Kite. M. Mustard, maléfique promoteur immobilier assoiffé d'argent, en profite pour corrompre Heartland.
The House in Nightmare Park, 1h40
Réalisé par Peter Sykes
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Comédie horrifique, Horreur
Thèmes Comédie horrifique
Acteurs Frankie Howerd, Ray Milland, Hugh Burden, Kenneth Griffith, John Bennett, Rosalie Crutchley
Rôle Foster Twelvestrees
Note60% 3.0108353.0108353.0108353.0108353.010835
Un piètre acteur, Foster Twelvetrees (Frankie Howerd) est invité dans une demeure mystérieuse par le riche Stewart Henderson (Ray Milland) et sa sœur. Mais ce n’est pas son talent qui est à l’origine de cette invitation, il s’agit d’un héritage et de diamants cachés.
Up the Chastity Belt, 1h34
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Frankie Howerd, Graham Crowden, Bill Fraser, Norman Beaton, David Prowse, Roy Hudd
Rôle Lurkalot/Richard the Lionheart
Note51% 2.5573552.5573552.5573552.5573552.557355
Howerd played dual roles as King Richard the Lionheart and cowardly peasant Lurkalot (his character in Up Pompeii was the slave Lurcio). The plot served as an excuse to serve up the usual collection of puns and double entendres that characterised most British film comedy in the 1970s, but did feature Eartha Kitt singing "A Knight for My Nights" and Hugh Paddick (of Julian and Sandy fame in the Round the Horne BBC radio series) as a notable Robin Hood, leader of a band of men who were camp homosexual rather than merry.
Up the Front, 1h29
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Politique
Acteurs Frankie Howerd, Bill Fraser, William Mervyn, Hermione Baddeley, Jonathan Cecil, Madeline Smith
Rôle Lurk
Note46% 2.328172.328172.328172.328172.32817
Set during World War I, Lurk, a lowly servant in the household of Lord and Lady Twithampton (William Mervyn & Linda Gray), is hypnotised by The Great Vincento (Stanley Holloway) and travels to the Western Front to 'save England'. Lurk is inspired to bravery, and upon receiving the German master plan for the entire war, which has through an unlikely series of events been tattooed onto his posterior, is pursued across France by German intelligence. After breaking into the British military headquarters to deliver the plans into the hands of General Burke (Robert Coote), he is confronted by the sensuous German spy Mata Hari (Zsa Zsa Gabor). After foiling Mata Hari's scheme to relieve him of the plan, a hilarious scene develops in which he is pursued by the nefarious Von Gutz (Lance Percival) and his henchmen Donner and Blitzen (Gertan Klauber and Stanley Lebor). Accompanied by the Can-Can, performed by the Famous Buttercup Girls, Lurk is pursued around the Allied headquarters.
Up Pompeii
Up Pompeii (1971)
, 1h30
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale
Acteurs Frankie Howerd, Michael Hordern, Barbara Murray, Patrick Cargill, Lance Percival, Julie Ege
Rôle Lurcio
Note61% 3.0538353.0538353.0538353.0538353.053835
Lurcio (Frankie Howerd) becomes the inadvertent possessor of a scroll bearing all the names of the proposed assassins of Nero (Patrick Cargill). The conspirators need to recover the scroll fast, but it has fallen into the hands of Lurcio's master, Ludicrus Sextus (Michael Hordern) who mistakenly reads the contents of the scroll to the Senate. Farcical attempts are made to retrieve the scroll before Pompeii is eventually consumed by the erupting Vesuvius.
Continuez jusqu'à la Jungle, 1h29
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Afrique post-coloniale, Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Frankie Howerd, Charles Hawtrey, Sid James, Joan Sims, Terry Scott, Kenneth Connor
Rôle Professor Inigo Tinkle
Note60% 3.0027753.0027753.0027753.0027753.002775
Le Professeur Inigo Tinkle raconte au public le sujet de son expédition ornithologiques les plus récentes aux plus sombres, la plupart des régions arides des déserts africains à la recherche du légendaire oiseau Oozlum. Le financement de l'expédition est Lady Evelyn Bagley et l'équipe sont conduits par l'intrépide et lubrique Bill Boosey et son guide africain lent d'esprit Upsidasi Aussi l'expédition est assistant de tintement idiotes, Claude Chumley et Juin . Le voyage ne prend pas un bon départ, avec un fou gorille qui terrorise le camping et les voyageurs se rendre compte qu'ils se sont aventurés sur le territoire de la « Noshas » sanguinaire, une tribu de redoutés cannibales .
Cucumber Castle, 1h
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Fantasy
Thèmes La musique, Musique
Acteurs Eleanor Bron, Frankie Howerd, Pat Coombs, Lulu, Spike Milligan, Julian Orchard
Rôle Dying King
Note70% 3.5217953.5217953.5217953.5217953.521795
The plot revolves around two heirs, Prince Frederick (Barry Gibb) and his brother Prince Marmaduke (Maurice Gibb), and their dying father (Frankie Howerd). On his death bed, The King orders his kingdom divided into two halves, the Kingdom of Jelly and the Kingdom of Cucumbers. Before the king even dies, Prince Frederick declares himself the "King of Cucumber" and Prince Marmaduke becomes the "King of Jelly". The film intersperses comedy sketches with Bee Gees songs plus performances by Lulu and Blind Faith with several cameo appearances. At the end, the king changes his mind and comes back, "I think these girls are working".
Continuez Doctor, 1h34
Réalisé par Gerald Thomas
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Maladie, Sexualité, Erotique
Acteurs Frankie Howerd, Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Jim Dale, Barbara Windsor
Rôle Francis Bigger
Note65% 3.2509053.2509053.2509053.2509053.250905
Francis Bigger, un charlatan notoire qui parcourt le pays en donnant des conférences sur le sujet de l'esprit sur la matière, glisse de la plate-forme au milieu de sa performance et finit à l'hôpital sous la garde du Dr Tinkle. L'hôpital est sur le point d'entrer dans une période de chaos total. L'équipe de Carry On est rejointe par Frankie Howerd comme le Francis frauduleux dans ce «panorama du lit de la vie hospitalière».
The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery, 1h30
Réalisé par Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Action
Thèmes Le thème de l'éducation, Transport, Le train
Acteurs Frankie Howerd, Dora Bryan, George Cole, Reg Varney, Raymond Huntley, Richard Wattis
Rôle Alphonse of Monte Carlo / Alfred Askett
Note59% 2.9530852.9530852.9530852.9530852.953085
"Alphonse" Askett (Frankie Howerd) is a hairdresser who is also the operational leader of a gang of crooks who are led behind the scenes by an invisible mastermind (voiced by Stratford Johns). He gives instructions to Askett about the robbery, Operation Windfall, using a variety of James Bond-like communications devices—including a converted showerhead.
La Souris sur la Lune, 1h22
Réalisé par Richard Lester
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Science-fiction, Comédie
Thèmes L'espace, Sur la Lune, Politique, Space opera, Sur la Lune
Acteurs Margaret Rutherford, Bernard Cribbins, Ron Moody, Terry-Thomas, David Kossoff, June Ritchie
Note64% 3.2486053.2486053.2486053.2486053.248605
Le duché du Grand Fenwick a un problème : son château n'a plus d'eau chaude. Afin de récolter les fonds nécessaires pour la réparation de la plomberie, le Grand Fenwick réclame de l'aide auprès des États-Unis, et en particulier son département de recherches spatiales. Les Russes envoient eux aussi de l'aide pour montrer qu'ils sont également partisans de l'internationalisation de l'espace. Tandis que le grand-duc rêve de bains chauds, le seul scientifique de l'État met tant bien que mal au point une fusée. États-Unis et Soviétiques ont vent du lancement imminent de l'engin et entrent alors dans une compétition pour être les premiers à atteindre la Lune.
The Cool Mikado, 1h21
Réalisé par Michael Winner
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Musical
Acteurs Frankie Howerd, Tommy Cooper, Dennis Price, Stubby Kaye, Mike Winters, Peter Barkworth
Rôle Ko-Ko Flintridge
Note40% 2.025182.025182.025182.025182.02518
Hank, the son of American judge Herbert Mikado, refuses to marry Katie Shaw, whom his father wishes him to marry, and so joins the army. He is stationed in Japan where he falls in love with a Tokyo art student, Yum-Yum. However, her fiancé, Ko-Ko, an American gangster operating in Japan, is determined to keep Hank and Yum-Yum apart. Hank's father had also sentenced Ko-Ko's brother to prison.
The Fast Lady, 1h35
Réalisé par Ken Annakin
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Stanley Baxter, James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Julie Christie, Kathleen Harrison, Eric Barker
Note61% 3.09843.09843.09843.09843.0984
Murdoch Troon (Stanley Baxter) is a dour Scot living and working for a local government authority somewhere in the south of London. A shy young man, his main excitement comes from cycling. After he's forced off the road by an impatient car driver, he tracks down the owner, only to find that he is Commander Chingford (James Robertson Justice), the domineering and acerbic owner of a sportscar distributorship.