He acted in Hugh Ross Williamson's adaptation of John Bunyan's novel, "Pilgrim's Progress," at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, England with Robert Speaight, Abraham Sofaer, Baliol Holloway, and Cathleen Nesbitt in the cast. Malcolm Sargent conducted the orchestra and chorus. Ralph Reader was director of the ...
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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.
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