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Ivor Novello (1893–1951)


While his special gifts seemed to lie in music and composing, the dapper, multi-talented Welsh actor Ivor Novello (ne David Ivor Davies), with his leading-man good looks, had a strong affinity for the camera. Born in Cardiff, Wales, in 1893, he was the son of a tax-collector father and a well-known singing teacher mother. His prodigious musical ... See full bio »

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(1927)
(1950)
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(2007)

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 2014 Altman (Documentary) (writer: "The Dancing Years")
 2014 The Crimson Field (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
 2011 South Riding (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
 2010 Upstairs Downstairs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ladybird (2010) ... (writer: "We'll Gather Lilacs" - uncredited)
 2007 Atonement (writer: "Keep the Home Fires Burning")
 2002 Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (writer: "WE'LL GATHER LILACS")
 2001 Gosford Park (music: "Waltz of My Heart" (1939), "Glamorous Night" (1935), "Nuts in May" (1921), "The Land of Might-Have-Been" (1924), "And Her Mother Came Too" (1921), "I Can Give You the Starlight" (1939), "What a Duke Should Be" (1916), "Why Isn't It You" (1937), "Keep the Home Fires Burning" (1915))
 2001 Back Home (TV Movie) (music: "Keep The Home Fires Burning")
 1994 And We Knew How to Dance: Women in World War I (Documentary) (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning")
 1991 Keeping Up Appearances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Candlelight Supper (1991) ... (writer: "Rose of England" - uncredited)
 1988 The Dressmaker (writer: "We'll Gather Lilacs" - uncredited)
 1985 1918 (writer: "Keep the Home Fires Burning")
 1984 A Private Function (music: "Rose of England")
 1977 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Shadows (1977) ... (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
 1977 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- War of Nerves (1977) ... (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning ('Till the Boys Come Home)")
 1977 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 12 May 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "We'll Gather Lilacs - All My Loving (Medley)")
 1976 Aces High (writer: "Till The Boys Come Home" - uncredited)
 1974 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Another Year (1974) ... (music: "Keep the Home fires Burning" - as Yvor Novello, uncredited)
- Women Shall Not Weep (1974) ... (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning' - uncredited)
 1973 Are You Being Served? (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Camping In (1973) ... (music: "Keep The Home Fires Burning")
 1972 The Liver Birds (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Parrot (1972) ... (writer: "We'll Gather Lilacs" - uncredited)
 1971 Johnny Got His Gun (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
  Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 1969 - 1970) (writer - 1 episode, 1970)
- Spam (1970) ... (writer: "Keep the Home Fires Burning ('Till the Boys Come Home)" - uncredited)
- Live from the Grill-o-Mat (1970) ... (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
- The BBC Entry for the Zinc Stoat of Budapest/It's the Arts (1969) ... (music: "Gay's the Word" - uncredited)
 1970 Darling Lili (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning")
 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War (music: "'Till the Boys Come Home", "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
 1968 Opportunity Knocks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All Winners Show 1968 (1968) ... (writer: "Take Your Girl")
 1967 How I Won the War (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
 1965 Toehold in History (Short) (writer: "Keep The Home Fires Burning")
 1964 Coronation Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.391 (1964) ... (writer: "Keep the Home Fires Burning ('Till the Boys Come Home)" - uncredited)
 1954 Let's Make Up (writer: "Keep the Home Fires Burning (Till the Boys Come Home)", "We'll Gather Lilacs")
 1951 The Magic Box (writer: "Till the Boys Come Home" (1914) - uncredited)
 1950 Kvartetten som sprängdes (music: "VARJE LITEN TÖS KAN LÄRA MIG NÅT NYTT")
 1948 Elizabeth of Ladymead (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning") / (writer: "Keep The Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
 1944 While Nero Fiddled (music: "'Till the Boys Come Home" - uncredited)
 1943 Variety Jubilee (music: "'Till the Boys Come Home" - uncredited)
 1942 This Above All (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
 1939 The First Days (Documentary short) (music: "Till The Boys Come Home" - uncredited)
 1939 The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
 1937 Dangerous Secrets (writer: "Keep the Home-Fires Burning (Till the Boys Come Home)" - uncredited)
 1937 Glamorous Night (music: "Glamorous Night", "Shine Through My Dreams", "Fold Your Wings", "When the Gipsy Played", "Gypsy Wedding", "Only Girl", "Far Away in Shanty Town")
 1935 The Dark Angel (music: "Keep The Home Fires Burning ('Till the Boys Come Home)" (1914) - uncredited)
 1934 Evensong (music: "Till The Boys Come Home" - uncredited)
 1933 Cavalcade (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" (1915) - uncredited)
 1932 The Lost Squadron (music: "Keep the Home-Fires Burning ('Till the Boys Come Home)" (1914) - uncredited)
 1930 A Soldier's Plaything (music: "Keep The Home Fires Burning" (1915) - uncredited)
 1930 Symphony in Two Flats (writer: "Give Me Back My Heart" - uncredited)
 1930 Elstree Calling (writer: "My Heart is Singing")
 1929 Pack Up Your Troubles (Short) (music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: A Party. Written by Ivor Novello. Scenic Design by Livingston Platt. Directed by Anthony John. Playhouse Theatre: 23 Aug 1933-Oct 1933 (closing date unknown/45 performances). Cast: Margaret Anderson, J.W. Austin (as "Lord Ellerton/Guy"), Lora Baxter, Leo Beers, E.H. Bender, Edward Broadley (as "Clutter"), Mrs. Patrick Campbell ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 9 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

David L'Estrange

Height:

5' 11" (1.81 m)
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Personal Quote:

The beautiful heroine might be thinking, How long must I bury my face in this wretched man's shoulder? See more »

Trivia:

One of the most famous matinée idols, writers and composers of the British stage during the early part of the 20th century. He played the title role in the first London production of Ferenc Molnar's "Liliom", the Hungarian play from which the American musical "Carousel" was adapted. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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