He acted in Thornton Wilder's play, "The Merchant of Yonkers," at the Embassy Theatre in London, England with Raymond Lovell, Robert Eddison, Sophie Stewart, Alfie Bass, Jessie Evans, Esma Cannon, Peter Baylis, and Henrietta Watson in the cast. Andre Van Gysegham was director.
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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".
Was originally cast as "Sir William Gull" in From Hell
(2001) but, when his cancer prevented him from working in the film, was replaced by Ian Holm