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David Ivor Davies (15 January 1893 – 6 March 1951), better known as Ivor Novello, was a Welsh composer and actor who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the first half of the 20th century.He was born into a musical family and his first successes were as a songwriter. His first big hit was "Keep the Home Fires Burning", which was enormously popular during the First World War. After the war, Novello contributed numbers to several successful musical comedies and was eventually commissioned to write the scores of complete shows. His 1917 show, Theodore & Co, was a wartime hit. He wrote his musicals in the style of operetta and often composed his music to the librettos of Christopher Hassall.In the 1920s, he turned to acting, first in British films and then on stage, with considerable success in both. He starred in two silent films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, The Lodger and Downhill, both in 1927. On stage, he played the title character in the first London production of Liliom (1926). Novello briefly went to Hollywood, but he soon returned to Britain where he had more successes, especially on stage, appearing in his own lavish West End productions of musicals. The best known of these were Glamorous Night (1935) and The Dancing Years (1939). From the 1930s, he often performed with Zena Dare, writing parts for her in his works. He continued to write for film, but he had his biggest late successes with stage musicals: Perchance to Dream (1945), King's Rhapsody (1949) and Gay's the Word (1951).
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Full NameIvor Novello
Date Of BirthJanuary 15, 1893
Place Of BirthCardiff, Wales, UK
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
ProfessionSoundtrack, Actor, Writer
EducationMagdalen College School, Oxford
ParentsClara Novello Davies, David Davies, Keep the Home Fires Burning, I Can Give You the Starlight, Waltz of My Heart
PartnerRobert Andrews
MoviesThe Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, Downhill, Tarzan the Ape Man, The Rat, The Man Without Desire, The Lodger, The Triumph of the Rat, I Lived with You, The White Rose, But the Flesh Is Weak, The Bohemian Girl, Free and Easy, The Dancing Years, King's Rhapsody, The Call of the Blood, The Return o...
Star SignCapricorn
1There's something Vichy about the French.
2Things which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having.
3The beautiful heroine might be thinking, How long must I bury my face in this wretched man's shoulder?
1To honor the work and memory of Mr. Novello, since 1956 the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing by presenting The Ivor Novello Award. The award has been sponsored by PRS for Music since 1974.
2On 27th June 2009 a 7' tall bronze statue of Ivor Novello was unveiled near the Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales. The statue shows Novello seated at work on a manuscript. It was created by Peter Nicholas, a celebrated Welsh sculptor who lives in Swansea, and was paid for by public subscription. Apart from a plaque on the house where he was born, it is the only memorial to Ivor Novello in the city of his birth. There are various memorials to Ivor in London including a "blue plaque" between the Novello Theatre and the Waldorf Hotel marking the entrance to the flat above the theatre where he lived until his death in 1951. There is a memorial at Golders Green Crematorium where he was cremated, a plaque in St Paul's Church, Covent Garden (the Actors' Church) and a memorial in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, London where his ashes were placed.
3The internationally prestigious "Ivor Novello Awards" are prizes given out annually by the record industry to British publishers, composers and arrangers.
4Laurence Olivier, Noël Coward and poet/writer Siegfried Sassoon were among his social circle.
5He was jailed for eight weeks in 1944 for misusing petrol coupons during a WWII rationing period. Some say he never got over the public humiliation.
6He served in the Royal Naval Air Service during WWI and survived two crash landings.
7Portrayed by Jeremy Northam in the largely fictional Gosford Park (2001).
8One 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.


Altman2014Documentary writer: "The Dancing Years"
The Crimson Field2014TV Mini-Series music - 1 episode
South Riding2011TV Mini-Series music - 1 episode
Upstairs Downstairs2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Atonement2007writer: "Keep the Home Fires Burning"
Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War2002writer: "WE'LL GATHER LILACS"
Gosford Park2001music: "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
Back Home2001TV Movie music: "Keep The Home Fires Burning"
Keeping Up Appearances1991TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dressmaker1988writer: "We'll Gather Lilacs" - uncredited
19181985writer: "Keep the Home Fires Burning"
A Private Function1984music: "Rose of England"
The Duchess of Duke Street1977TV Series music - 1 episode
M*A*S*H1977TV Series music - 1 episode
Aces High1976writer: "Till The Boys Come Home" - uncredited
Upstairs, Downstairs1974TV Series music - 2 episodes
Are You Being Served?1973TV Series music - 1 episode
Johnny Got His Gun1971music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited
Darling Lili1970music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning"
Monty Python's Flying Circus1969TV Series music - 1 episode
Oh! What a Lovely War1969music: "'Till the Boys Come Home", "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited
Opportunity Knocks1968TV Series writer - 1 episode
How I Won the War1967music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited
Coronation Street1964TV Series writer - 1 episode
Let's Make Up1954writer: "Keep the Home Fires Burning Till the Boys Come Home", "We'll Gather Lilacs"
The Magic Box1951writer: "Till the Boys Come Home" 1914 - uncredited
Kvartetten som sprängdes1950music: "VARJE LITEN TÖS KAN LÄRA MIG NÅT NYTT"
Elizabeth of Ladymead1948music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning"
While Nero Fiddled1944music: "'Till the Boys Come Home" - uncredited
Variety Jubilee1943music: "'Till the Boys Come Home" - uncredited
This Above All1942music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited
The First Days1939Documentary short music: "Till The Boys Come Home" - uncredited
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle1939music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited
Glamorous Night1937music: "Glamorous Night", "Shine Through My Dreams", "Fold Your Wings", "When the Gipsy Played", "Gypsy Wedding", "Only Girl", "Far Away in Shanty Town"
The Dark Angel1935music: "Keep The Home Fires Burning 'Till the Boys Come Home" 1914 - uncredited
Evensong1934music: "Till The Boys Come Home" - uncredited
Cavalcade1933music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" 1915 - uncredited
The Lost Squadron1932music: "Keep the Home-Fires Burning 'Till the Boys Come Home" 1914 - uncredited
A Soldier's Plaything1930music: "Keep The Home Fires Burning" 1915 - uncredited
Symphony in Two Flats1930writer: "Give Me Back My Heart" - uncredited
Elstree Calling1930writer: "My Heart is Singing"
Pack Up Your Troubles1929Short music: "Keep the Home Fires Burning" - uncredited


The Dancing Years1976TV Movie play
Musical PlayhouseTV Series original play - 1 episode, 1959 play - 1 episode, 1959
King's Rhapsody1957TV Movie play
King's Rhapsody1955play
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1953TV Series play - 1 episode
Gay's the Word1952TV Movie play
The Dancing Years1950play
Free and Easy1941play "The Truth Game"
The Rat1937play
Glamorous Night1937play
I Lived with You1933dialogue / play "I Lived With You" / story
The Phantom Fiend1932uncredited
-But the Flesh Is Weak1932dialogue / play "Truth Game"
Tarzan the Ape Man1932dialogue
Symphony in Two Flats1930play
The Return of the Rat1929play "The Rat"
When Boys Leave Home1927as David L'Estrange / play "Down Hill" - uncredited
The Triumph of the Rat1926characters
The Rat1925play


Autumn Crocus1934Andreas Steiner
I Lived with You1933Prince Felix Lenieff
Sleeping Car1933Gaston
The Phantom Fiend1932Angeloff
Once a Lady1931Bennett Cloud
Symphony in Two Flats1930David Kennard
The Return of the Rat1929Pierre Boucheron
Der fesche Husar1928Lieutenant Stephen Alrik / Feri von Noszty
A South Sea Bubble1928Vernon Winslow
The Vortex1928Nicky Lancaster
The Constant Nymph1928Lewis Dodd
When Boys Leave Home1927Roddy Berwick
The Lodger1927The Lodger
The Triumph of the Rat1926Pierre Boucheron / The Rat
The Rat1925Pierre Boucheron
The Man Without Desire1923Count Vittorio Dandolo
Bonnie Prince Charlie1923Prince Charles Stuart
The White Rose1923Joseph Beaugarde
The Bohemian Girl1922Thaddeus
Carnival1921Count Andrea Scipione
The Call of the Blood1921Maurice Delarey
Miarka, the Child of the Bear1920Ivor


Below the Row2013Documentary
Song by Song1980TV Series 1 episode
The Dancing Years1976TV Movie
Musical Playhouse1959TV Series 2 episodes
King's Rhapsody1955uncredited
Gay's the Word1952TV Movie
Bonnie Prince Charlie1923

Music Department

Song by Song1980TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Musical Playhouse1959TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z1957-1959TV Series featuring the music of - 2 episodes
The Dancing Years1950composer: songs and incidental music
Glamorous Night1937composer: songs and incidental music
Elstree Calling1930composer: additional music
The Man Without Desire1923composer: themes


Lovers in Araby1924producer
The Man Without Desire1923producer


That's Entertainment, Part II1976Documentary acknowledgment: the non-musical sequences represent outstanding contributions by


Starlight1937TV SeriesHimself - Performer

Archive Footage

Welsh Greats2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock2009TV Movie documentaryThe Lodger (uncredited)
Muchachada nui2008TV SeriesAlejandro
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood1995TV Mini-Series documentaryThe Lodger

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