Nigel Hawthorne

Biography

Date of Birth 5 April 1929, Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK Date of Death 26 December 2001, Hertfordshire, England, UK (heart attack) Birth Name Nigel Barnard Hawthorne Height 5' 11½" (1.82 m) Sir Nigel Hawthorne, CBE was a renowned English actor. He was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, although he grew up in South Africa, where he was educated by the Christian Brothers. He returned to the United Kingdom in the 1950s to pursue acting. In a long and varied career, which began with an advert for Mackeson stout and a bit part in Dad's Army, his most famous roles were as Sir Humphrey Appleby in the television series Yes Minister (and its sequel, Yes, Prime Minister), for which he won four BAFTA awards, and as King George III in Alan Bennett's stage play The Madness of George III (Olivier Award) and the film adaptation, for which he received an Oscar nomination. He was appointed a CBE in 1987, and was knighted in 1999. An intensely private individual, he was deeply saddened when he was involuntarily "outed" as gay in the run-up to the Oscars but nevertheless attended the ceremonies with his long-time partner Trevor Bentham and spoke openly about being gay in interviews and his autobiography, Straight Face, which was published posthumously.[1] He had several surgeries for pancreatic cancer, although his immediate cause of death was from a heart attack, aged 72. His partner, Trevor Bentham, survived him.

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Birth Name

Nigel Barnard Hawthorne

Birth Place

Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK

Birth Date

4/5/1929

Death Date

12/26/2001
Known For
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Demolition Man

Dr. Raymond Cocteau

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The Black Cauldron

Fflewddur Fflam (voice)

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The Madness of King George

George III

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Call Me Claus

Nick

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Murder In Mind

Dr. Ellis

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The Big Brass Ring

Kim Mennaker

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The Winslow Boy

Arthur Winslow

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The Plague Dogs

Dr. Boycott (voice)

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Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone

David Livingstone

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Uncorked

Uncle Cullen

Starring In
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Russia's War - Blood Upon the Snow

Himself - Narrator (unknown episodes, 1997)

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Warrior Queen

Catus Decianus (4 episodes, 1978)

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Call Me Claus

Nick

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Victoria & Albert

Lord William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

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Tarzan

Professor Porter (voice)

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The Big Brass Ring

Kim Mennaker

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The Winslow Boy

Arthur Winslow

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Madeline

Lord Covington (segment "Lord Cucuface")

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The Object of My Affection

Rodney Fraser

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Uncorked

Uncle Cullen

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The Clandestine Marriage

Lord Ogleby

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Amistad

Martin Van Buren

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Murder In Mind

Dr. Ellis

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Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone

David Livingstone

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Twelfth Night

Malvolio

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Richard III

Duke of Clarence

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The Madness of King George

George III

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Demolition Man

Dr. Raymond Cocteau

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Freddie as F.R.O.7.

Brigadier G (voice)

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King of the Wind

Achmet

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Rarg

Storyteller (voice)

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Mapp & Lucia: Series 2

Georgie Pillson

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The Black Cauldron

Fflewddur Fflam (voice)

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Pope John Paul II

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski

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The Plague Dogs

Dr. Boycott (voice)

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Gandhi

Kinnoch

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Firefox

Pyotr Baranovich

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Golda Meir

King Abdullah

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Magistrate at Esmeralda's Trial

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History of the World: Part I

Citizen Official

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Memoirs of a Survivor

Victorian Father

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A Tale of Two Cities

Mr. CJ Stryver

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The Tempest

Stephano

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Edward & Mrs. Simpson

Walter Monkton (5 episodes, 1978)

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Watership Down

Capt. Campion (voice) (as Nigel Hawthorn)

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Sweeney 2

Dilke

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The Hiding Place

Pastor De Ruiter

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S*P*Y*S

Croft

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Young Winston

Boer Sentry (uncredited)

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Carve Her Name with Pride

Polish Soldier in Park (uncredited)

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