He acted in the Royal National Theatre repertoire season at the Laurence Olivier Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre and Lyttelton Theatre all in London, England in Alan Bennett and Kenneth Grahame's play, "The Wind in the Willows;" David Hare's plays, "Racing Demon," "Murmuring Judges;" Dario Fo's play, "The Resistible Rise of Arturo ...
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Nigel Hawthorne CBE | Nigel Hawthorn | Sir Nigel Hawthorne
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, co-star from Yes Minister
(1980), said of him, "Together, with Paul Eddington
, the three of us were together for seven, eight years. We were really good mates. We had many happy hours doing those shows ... they were very special times".
He was awarded the Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award in 1992 (1991 season) for Best Actor for his performance in "The Madness of George III" at the Royal National Theatre. For his performance in its film adaptation The Madness of King George
(1994), he was nominated for Oscar of Best Actor in a Leading Role.