Nigel Hawthorne Biography (1929-2001)

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Full name, Nigel Barnard Hawthorne; born April 5, 1929, in Coventry, England;raised in Cape Town, South Africa; son of Charles Barnard (a physician) andAgnes Rosemary (maiden name, Rice) Hawthorne; companion of Trevor Bentham (awriter). Avocational interests: Drawing, gardening, writing, tennis, swimming. Career: Actor and producer. Awards, Honors: Clarence Derwent Award and SWET Award, for best supporting actor, 1977, both for Privates on Parade; Broadcasting Press Guild TV Award, best actor, 1980, British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, television light entertainment performance, 1981-82, 1986-87, all for Yes, Minister; BroadcastingPress Guild Award, best actor, c. 1981; University of Sheffield, M.A. (honorary), 1987; named Commander of the Order of the British Empire, 1987; Outer Critics Circle Award, outstanding actor in a play on or off Broadway, Antoinette Perry Award, best performance by a leading actor in a play, and Laurence Olivier Award nomination, 1991, all for Shadowlands; Laurence Olivier Award, Evening Standard Award, Plays and Players Magazine Award,and Time Out's Readers Award, 1992, all for The Madness of George III;Leicester University, M.A. (honorary) and Hertfordshire University, M.A. (honorary), 1992; Academy Award nomination, British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award, best performance by an actor in a leading role, 1995, both forThe Madness of King George; National Arts Club Gold Medal, 1996; British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award, best actor, for The FragileHeart; knighted by Queen Elizabeth I, 1999. Addresses: Agent: KenMcReddie, 91 Regent St., London W1R 7TB, England.

actor, producer
Birth Details
April 5, 1929
Coventry, England
Death Details
December 26, 2001
London, England

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