Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Creator / FrankieHowerd

Go To



* StylsticSuck: As noted above, would often sound like he'd lost his way in the script, he would stutter through lines as if not knowing what he was supposed to say, and act bemused when the audience reacted a particular way. According to those who worked with him, absolutely every pause, stutter and sigh was meticulously rehearsed by Howerd.

to:

* StylsticSuck: StylisticSuck: As noted above, would often sound like he'd lost his way in the script, he would stutter through lines as if not knowing what he was supposed to say, and act bemused when the audience reacted a particular way. According to those who worked with him, absolutely every pause, stutter and sigh was meticulously rehearsed by Howerd.

Added DiffLines:

* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: A master of this, he would speak a line that sounded absolutely filthy and then act innocent and claim that any filth was in the audience's mind


Added DiffLines:

* StylsticSuck: As noted above, would often sound like he'd lost his way in the script, he would stutter through lines as if not knowing what he was supposed to say, and act bemused when the audience reacted a particular way. According to those who worked with him, absolutely every pause, stutter and sigh was meticulously rehearsed by Howerd.


-->'''Frankie's trademark ReactionShot'''

to:

-->'''Frankie's -->--'''Frankie's trademark ReactionShot'''


'''Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd''', [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever OBE]] (6 March 1917 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor working in theatre, film and TV, whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades. Howerd presented a CampGay persona on screen, but never came out as gay during his life because of the fear of professional suicide; this was only revealed posthumously by his life partner Dennis Heymer.

to:

'''Francis Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd''', Howerd, [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever OBE]] (6 March 1917 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor working in theatre, film and TV, whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades. Howerd presented a CampGay persona on screen, but never came out as gay during his life because of the fear of professional suicide; this was only revealed posthumously by his life partner Dennis Heymer.

Added DiffLines:

* MyNaymeIs: According to at least one newspaper interview, his real surname was actually Howard and the unusual spelling was a deliberate career move to help people remember him.


'''Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd''', [[KnightFever OBE]] (6 March 1917 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor working in theatre, film and TV, whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades. Howerd presented a CampGay persona on screen, but never came out as gay during his life because of the fear of professional suicide; this was only revealed posthumously by his life partner Dennis Heymer.

to:

'''Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd''', [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever OBE]] (6 March 1917 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor working in theatre, film and TV, whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades. Howerd presented a CampGay persona on screen, but never came out as gay during his life because of the fear of professional suicide; this was only revealed posthumously by his life partner Dennis Heymer.


'''Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd''', OBE (6 March 1917 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor working in theatre, film and TV, whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades. Howerd presented a CampGay persona on screen, but never came out as gay during his life because of the fear of professional suicide; this was only revealed posthumously by his life partner Dennis Heymer.

to:

'''Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd''', OBE [[KnightFever OBE]] (6 March 1917 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor working in theatre, film and TV, whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades. Howerd presented a CampGay persona on screen, but never came out as gay during his life because of the fear of professional suicide; this was only revealed posthumously by his life partner Dennis Heymer.



* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Howerd would often break off in long tangential discourses which had little to do with the plot or the script.

to:

* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Howerd would often break off in long tangential discourses which had little to do with the plot or the script.script.
----


His work includes the TV series and film versions of ''Series/UpPompeii'', and two of the ''Franchise/CarryOn'' films.

to:

His work includes the TV series and film versions of ''Series/UpPompeii'', and two of the ''Franchise/CarryOn'' ''Film/CarryOn'' films.


* KnightFever: He received his OBE in 1977.


Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd, OBE (6 March 1917 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor working in theatre, film and TV, whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades. Howerd presented a CampGay persona on screen, but never came out as gay during his life because of the fear of professional suicide; this was only revealed posthumously by his life partner Dennis Heymer.

to:

Francis '''Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd, Howerd''', OBE (6 March 1917 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor working in theatre, film and TV, whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades. Howerd presented a CampGay persona on screen, but never came out as gay during his life because of the fear of professional suicide; this was only revealed posthumously by his life partner Dennis Heymer.


Added DiffLines:

* KnightFever: He received his OBE in 1977.
* OopNorth: Born in York, North Yorkshire.
* ReallySeventeenYearsOld: For a couple of years, Howerd claimed he was born in 1922.


[[quoteright:224:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/e78a6a626b8015e9c694f5eacdd0c664.jpg]]



Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd, OBE (6 March 1917 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor working in theatre, film and TV, whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades. Howerd presented a CampGay persona on screen, but never came out as gay during his life because of the fear of professional suicide; this was only revealed posthumously by his life partner. His work includes the TV series and film versions of ''Series/UpPompeii'', and the ''Franchise/CarryOn'' films.

to:

Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd, OBE (6 March 1917 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor working in theatre, film and TV, whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades. Howerd presented a CampGay persona on screen, but never came out as gay during his life because of the fear of professional suicide; this was only revealed posthumously by his life partner. partner Dennis Heymer.

His work includes the TV series and film versions of ''Series/UpPompeii'', and two of the ''Franchise/CarryOn'' films.
films.

----


Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd, OBE (6 March 1917 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor working in theatre, film and TV, whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades. Howerd presented a CampGay persona on screen, but never came out as gay during his life; this was only revealed posthumously by his life partner. His work includes the TV series and film versions of ''Series/UpPompeii'', and the ''Franchise/CarryOn'' films.

to:

->''"Ooh!"''
-->'''Frankie's trademark ReactionShot'''

Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd, OBE (6 March 1917 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor working in theatre, film and TV, whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades. Howerd presented a CampGay persona on screen, but never came out as gay during his life; life because of the fear of professional suicide; this was only revealed posthumously by his life partner. His work includes the TV series and film versions of ''Series/UpPompeii'', and the ''Franchise/CarryOn'' films.


Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd, OBE (6 March 1917 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor working in theatre, film and TV, whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades. Howerd presented a CampGay persona on screen, but never came out as gay during his life; this was only revealed posthumously by his life partner. His work includes the TV series and film versions of ''series/UpPompeii'', and the ''Franchise/CarryOn'' films.

to:

Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd, OBE (6 March 1917 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor working in theatre, film and TV, whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades. Howerd presented a CampGay persona on screen, but never came out as gay during his life; this was only revealed posthumously by his life partner. His work includes the TV series and film versions of ''series/UpPompeii'', ''Series/UpPompeii'', and the ''Franchise/CarryOn'' films.


Added DiffLines:

* {{Catchphrase}}: Several, most enduringly "Titter ye not", as Lurcio (his character in ''Series/UpPompeii'') would admonish the audience after another DoubleEntendre.


* CampGay: Howerd's comedy persona.

to:

* BreakingTheFourthWall: He was renowned for directly addressing the audience.
* CampGay: Howerd's comedy persona.persona.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Howerd would often break off in long tangential discourses which had little to do with the plot or the script.

Added DiffLines:

Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd, OBE (6 March 1917 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor working in theatre, film and TV, whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades. Howerd presented a CampGay persona on screen, but never came out as gay during his life; this was only revealed posthumously by his life partner. His work includes the TV series and film versions of ''series/UpPompeii'', and the ''Franchise/CarryOn'' films.

!!Titter ye not at these tropes:

* CampGay: Howerd's comedy persona.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 15

Top