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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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.
In his will published on September 20 1973 he left just £13,019 gross but the net amount was shown as nil. This was a result of high UK taxes and a reduction in his income following the surgery in 1966 which resulted in the loss of his voice. The family home at 34 Ennismore Gardens, South Kensington was left to his wife and his three children were provided for through a trust fund.
Often played friendly World War II officers