He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the Lyceum Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, Fay Compton, Laura Cowie, Harry Andrews, Andrew Cruikshank, and Marius Goring in the cast.
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.
His memorial service took place on what would have been his sixty-third birthday on 14 September 1973 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London. The address was read by Kenneth More
and Richard Attenborough
read the lesson.
Often played friendly World War II officers