British supporting actor Alan Howard is primarily a stage actor, but he also occasionally appears in feature films. His movie career began with a small role in the controversial British courtroom drama, one of the first to dare present homosexuality in a nonjudgmental light, Victim (1962). Major roles include that of Michael the Lover in Peter Greenaway's The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989). Howard is the nephew of distinguished actor Leslie Howard.
Biography by Sandra Brennan
- Worked as a General Assistant at the Belgrade in Coventry.
- Performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company between 1966 and 1983, playing almost every Shakespearean king.
- Won Most Promising Actor at the 1969 London Theatre Critics’ awards.
- Awarded the 1981 London Critics’ Circle Best Actor Award for his performances in three plays: Good, Richard III and Forest.
- Appointed a CBE in 1998 for services to drama.