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.
Hawkins joined the Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1940, was commissioned and served with the Second British Division in India. In 1944 he was seconded to GHQ India and soon afterwards succeeded to the command, as a colonel, of ENSA administration in India and South East Asia. He was demobilized in 1946.
Often played friendly World War II officers