Irene Howard

Born: 17 June 1903, London
Died: December 1981, London

Highlighted works

  • In Which We Serve

    In Which We Serve

    In this wartime tribute to the courage of the British Navy, Noël Coward traces turbulent experiences across the ranks on an ill-fated destroyer.

  • The Gentle Sex

    This unlikely UK box office smash from 1943 has a fabulous all-female cast.

  • The Way to the Stars

    The Way to the Stars

    Anthony Asquith directs a Terence Rattigan screenplay in this classic, which explores marriage in an age when death was just around the corner.

  • Ben-Hur

    Ben-Hur

    This mammoth widescreen entertainment delivers Christian piety on an expansive scale, but its exciting chariot race showdown remains the best-remembered highlight.

  • Doctor Zhivago

    Doctor Zhivago

    Boris Pasternak’s story of love in the Russian Revolution confirmed David Lean’s standing as the master of the sweeping historical epic.

  • Blowup

    Blowup

    The refined visual style of Italian maestro Michelangelo Antonioni collides with swinging 60s London in this story of a man who may have unwittingly photographed a murder.

  • Henry V

    Henry V

    Conceived as a wartime morale-booster, Laurence Olivier’s groundbreaking reimagining of Shakespeare combines cinematic sweep with patriotic fervour.

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