He acted in Byers Robertson's play, "Coincidence," at the St. Martin's Theatre in London, England with Ena Burrill and Barry K. Barnes in the cast. Claud Gurney was director.
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2nd Lieut Jack Hawkins
5' 11" (1.8 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.
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