Alan Mackenzie Howard
Born August 5th 1937, son of Arthur John
Howard and Jean Compton Mackenzie. On his mother's side of the family were
generations of actors, on his father's, the film star, Leslie Howard. The
Howards true surname was Stainer/Steiner, but after Leslie achieved fame and
fortune, all took the surname of Howard. Arthur looked very like Leslie and
occasionally acted as his stand-in, for example, in the 1938 film of
'Pygmalion', which Leslie was co-directing. Leslie Howard's son, Ronald, also
became an actor, mostly in film and TV. Another Howard in the film industry was
Arthur's sister, Irene, who became a casting director for M.G.M.
Through his mother's side of the family, the
Comptons, professional actors since the early 19th
Century, Alan Howard is related to most of the acting dynasties of the theatre.
Click here for a Compton family tree.
Through his father, Arthur John Steiner
(Howard), Alan is related to the British film star Leslie
Howard.Click on Leslie for more information about the Howard acting
Education: Ardingly College.
Married 1965, Stephanie Hinchcliffe Davies,
actress, then theatre designer, no children, divorced.
2. Married long term partner Sally Beauman,
nee Kinsey Miles, in 2004.
One son, James Howard