Friday, December 14, 2012

Ronald Howard

The British actor Ronald Howard was born in Norwood, London, England, in 1918. He and his younger sister Leslie Ruth Howard were raised by their mother Ruth Evelyn Martin and their father, the renowned actor Leslie Howard. After college, Howard became a newspaper reporter for a while but decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become an actor.
He got his first taste of acting when he appeared with his father in an uncredited bit part in 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941). In the early 1940s, Howard gained acting experience in regional theater, later on the London stage, and eventually in films, with his official debut in While the Sun Shines (1947). His chief claim to fame is in television with his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock Holmes (1954), in which Howard Marion-Crawford played Dr. Watson. Boyishly handsome with a pleasant demeanor, Howard continued in film and television until the mid-1970s; however, he never caught on with audiences as well as his father had, prompting him to put aside his acting career to run an art gallery. In the 1980s, he wrote a biography of his father.

In the Strangers' World, Howard plays Griffin, the main character of The Invisible Man, a (fictitious) 1949 British movie based on H.G. Wells novel.
Потом я часто думал – что бы случилось, если б отцу пришло в голову пойти со мной в другой кинотеатр? В "Хроносе" наверняка показывали какую-нибудь комедию, в "Рексе" – драму из великосветской жизни. Но отцу хотелось сделать мне приятное, и он выбрал "Человека-невидимку", новую экранизацию старой-престарой книжки. Странный фильм, где почти все происходило в замедленном темпе, а крупные планы надолго застывали на экране. Гриффина играл Рональд Ховард, сравнительно молодой актер, о котором я прежде ничего не слышал. Играл так, что с первых же минут мне стало ясно: этот человек смертельно одинок, у него нет будущего.
Нет, мрачные мысли одолели меня не сразу. Фильм мне понравился, и одинокий Гриффин был совсем не виноват в том, что началось со мной на следующее утро.
Info: Lyn Hammond, on IMDB

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