He acted in Shakespeare Birthday Festival at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Ralph Richardson, Michael Redgrave, Donald Wolfit, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quayle, Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Ann Casson, Edward Chapman, Constance Cummings, Adele Dixon, Wilfrid Walter, Cathleen Nesbit, Jessica Tandy, George Howe, ...
2nd Lieut Jack Hawkins
5' 11" (1.80 m)
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All of us in the film were sure that we were making something quite unusual, and a long way removed from the Errol Flynn
-taking-Burma-single-handed syndrome. This was the period of some very indifferent American war movies, whereas The Cruel Sea
(1953) contained no false heroics. That is why we all felt that we were making a genuine example of the way in which a group of men went to war.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1958 Queen's Honours List for his services to drama.
Often played friendly World War II officers