He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the New Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, Frank Vosper, Laura Cowie, Jessica Tandy, George Devine, Anthony Quayle, Alec Guinness (played Osric), William Devlin, Glen Byam Shaw, George Howe, Sam Beazley, Geoffrey Toone, and Frith Banbury in the cast. John Gielgud ...
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2nd Lieut Jack Hawkins
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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I think that no actor should take Hollywood too seriously; but at the same time it would be wrong to underestimate its professionalism. Really, Hollywood is a caricature of itself, and in particular this is true of the front-office types at the studios. Their enthusiasm towards you is measured precisely to match the success of your last film.
Initially sought for the role of Melville Farr in Victim
(1961), Hawkins turned the role down because he thought the part might compromise his masculine screen image. Dirk Bogarde
, who eventually played Farr, opined that Hawkins feared the role of a gay barrister would "prejudice his chances of a knighthood.".
Often played friendly World War II officers