Acteur né le 17 janvier 1914 (décédé à 55 ans)
Howard Marion-Crawford, the grandson of writer F. Marion Crawford, was an English character actor, best known for his portrayal of Dr. Watson in the 1954 television adaptation of Sherlock Holmes. In 1948, Marion-Crawford had played Holmes in a radio adaptation of "The Adventure of the Speckled Band", making him one of the few actors to portray both Holmes and Watson.
Howard Marion-Crawford is also known for his portrayal of Dr. Petrie in a series of low budget Fu Manchu films in the late 1960s, and was a regular broadcaster in BBC Radio Drama. Among his film appearances are the character of Cranford in The Man in the White Suit and a British medical officer in Lawrence of Arabia. One of his last roles was as another military officer, Sir George Brown, in Tony Richardson's The Charge of the Light Brigade.
He often played "blusterers", "old duffers" and upper class military types, appearing as guest performer in television programmes like The Avengers, and three roles opposite Patrick McGoohan in the TV series Danger Man: the 1964 episodes "No Marks for Servility" and "Yesterday's Enemies" and the 1965 episode "English Lady Takes Lodgers".