Sydney Howard

Sydney Howard (7 August 1884 – 12 June 1946) was an English stage comedian and film actor born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire.[1]

Sydney Howard
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Howard in The Mayor's Nest (1932)
Born7 August 1885
Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Died22 June 1946(1946-06-22) (aged 60)
London, United Kingdom
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1929–1945 (film)

Already a major stage star, Howard made his feature film début in Jack Raymond's Splinters (1929), and went on appearing in unique roles in films such as French Leave, Up for the Cup and The Mayor's Nest.[2] Despite his popularity in the 1920s and 1930s films he appeared in, Howard is almost totally forgotten today. His most revived film is When We Are Married, in which he played a drunken photographer.[1]

In 1937 British exhibitors voted him the 10th most popular British star at the box office.[3]



  1. ^ a b Stars of British Films A Series of 50 – No. 4 Sydney Howard
  2. ^ "Sydney Howard". BFI. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012.
  3. ^ "PICTURES and PERSONALITIES". The Mercury. Hobart, Tasmania. 10 April 1937. p. 5. Retrieved 27 April 2012 – via National Library of Australia.

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