He acted in Oscar Wilde's play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," at the Streatham Hill Theatre in Streatham Hill, London, England with John Gielgud, Edith Evans, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Peggy Ashcroft, Margaret Rutherford, and George Howe in the cast.
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2nd Lieut Jack Hawkins
5' 11" (1.81 m)
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I think that no actor should take Hollywood too seriously; but at the same time it would be wrong to underestimate its professionalism. Really, Hollywood is a caricature of itself, and in particular this is true of the front-office types at the studios. Their enthusiasm towards you is measured precisely to match the success of your last film.
Underwent cobalt treatment for a secondary condition of the larynx in 1959 after making The League of Gentlemen
(1960). Afterwards he took voice coaching and reduced the number of cigarettes he smoked each day from about sixty to five. However, while filming Guns at Batasi
(1964) five years later his voice began to fail. It was not until Christmas 1965 that he was diagnosed with throat cancer, by...
Often played friendly World War II officers