17 September 1922
|Died||16 October 2005
Howells was born in London, the daughter of composer Herbert Howells, and was educated at St Paul's Girls' School, where her father worked as Director of Music. She made her first stage appearance at Dundee in 1939, in John Drinkwater's Bird in Hand, then moved to Oxford in 1942 and three years later made her London debut at the Embassy Theatre, Swiss Cottage. After several years in the West End, and a brief stint on Broadway where she appeared in Springtime for Henry in 1951, she began to appear in films.
After the death of her father in 1983, Ursula Howells instigated the "Herbert Howells Society" and became a standard bearer for the promotion of his work. She financially supported the recording of his compositions and did much to encourage the publishing and promotion of church music.
- I Believe in You (1952)
- The Weak and the Wicked (1954)
- Track the Man Down (1955)
- The Constant Husband (1955)
- The Gilded Cage (1955)
- The Long Arm (1956)
- West of Suez (1957)
- 80,000 Suspects (1963)
- Dr Terror's House of Horrors (1965)
- Torture Garden (1967)
- Assignment K (1968)
- Crossplot (1969)
- Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly (1970)
- Father, Dear Father (1973)
- The Tichborne Claimant (1998)
Selected TV appearances
- "Ursula Howells". Retrieved 4 March 2015.