He acted in Oscar Wilde's play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," at the Streatham Hill Theatre in Streatham Hill, London, England with John Gielgud, Edith Evans, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Peggy Ashcroft, Margaret Rutherford, and George Howe in the cast.
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2nd Lieut Jack Hawkins
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[replying to criticism of his portrayal of Gen. Sir Edmund Allenby in Lawrence of Arabia
(1962)] I agree that the character has been slanted slightly, but Lady Allenby must remember that this is a film about Lawrence - not the Field Marshall.
Hawkins joined the Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1940, was commissioned and served with the Second British Division in India. In 1944 he was seconded to GHQ India and soon afterwards succeeded to the command, as a colonel, of ENSA administration in India and South East Asia. He was demobilized in 1946.
Often played friendly World War II officers