Voice of The One Ring in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of The Rings" trilogy
Co-starred with Ben Kingsley in a West End revival of "Waiting for Godot"
Starred in the National Theater productions of "Oedipus Tyrranos" and "Oedipus at Colonus"
Acted in "Anna Lee: Headcase", an A&E movie
Last feature to date, "The Secret Rapture", adapted from David Hare's play
Narrated "Fuhrer: Seduction of a Nation" (PBS)
Portrayed Oliver Cromwell in Richard Lester's "The Return of the Three Musketeers"
Acted opposite Helen Mirren and Michael Gambon in "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover"; played the titular "lover"
Co-starred in David Hare's "Strapless"
Acted the part of Maurice Wilkins in TV movie, "Double Helix", about the men who identified DNA
Played Simon Rutledge in "Oxford Blues"
Reprised "Good" role on Broadway; earned Tony nomination
Portrayed John Halder, a university professor becoming a Nazi, in "Good"
Portrayed the title roles in "Henry VI, Parts I, II, and III" and "Coriolanus"
First appearance on American TV, "Notorious Woman", broadcast as episodes of "Masterpiece Theatre" (PBS)
Acted the part of Prince Hal in "Henry IV, Parts I and II"
Broadway debut, reprising Theseus and Oberon
Played title role in Trevor Nunn's "Hamlet", Mephistopholes in "Doctor Faustus", Ceres in "The Tempest" and Theseus and Oberon in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Earned the London Theatre Critics Award for Most Promising Actor
Became an associate artist at the RSC
First performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company in productions of "Twelfth Night", "Henry V" and "The Revenger's Tragedy"
Feature debut as Frank in "Victim"
London stage debut as Frankie Bryant in "Roots"
Worked as a stage hand and assistant stage manager at Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, England; made acting debut there as Footman in "Half in Earnest"
Portrayed Sam McCready in six episodes of "Frederick Forsyth Presents" (USA Network)
Played title roles in "Richard II" and "Richard III"
Named a Commander of the British Empire in 1997
Howard's first on-screen role was as Colin Mower in two episodes of medical drama "Emergency - Ward 10" (ITV, 1957-1967).
Howard was awarded a CBE for services to drama in 1998.
As part of Howard's 70th birthday celebrations in 2007, writer friend Julian Barnes organised a quintet of specially-written new pieces for performance on Radio 4.