Nigel Bernard Hawthorne
Date of birth: 04/05/1929 Year
Age: 72 year
Place of birth: Coventry, UK
Date of death: 26.12.2001 Year
Place of death: Hertfordshire, UK
After graduating from the College of Christian Brothers in Africa, he went to London with no money, no clear plans for the future. In England, the young actor was not lucky – he did not give roles, and, unable to withstand a year, Hawthorne ‘broke’ and returned to Africa to once again become a model son, and graduated from the University of Cape Town (University of Cape Town). However, the thought of the scene is still haunted.
Nigel Hawthorne (Nigel Barnard Hawthorne) was born in 1929 in Coventry, England, the son of Charles and Agnes Rosemary Barnard Hawthorne. He spent his childhood in South Africa, where he had a pretty hard – on the one hand over the boy hung strict family upbringing, the other – the constant ridicule and even bullying by his peers. Himself Nigel grew up a child withdrawn and diffident. Only on the stage, he suddenly found himself. So, playing in the same statement in Cape Town, the young man finally believed in what he wants and can become an actor, and despite the protests of his father, did not leave the idea. After graduating from the College of Christian Brothers in Africa, he went to London with no money, no clear plans for the future. In England, the young actor was not lucky – he did not give roles, and, unable to withstand a year, Hawthorne ‘broke’ and returned to Africa to once again become a model son, and graduated from the University of Cape Town (University of Cape Town). However, the thought of the scene is still haunted.
‘The second conquest of England’ was held, when Nigel was already over thirty, and this time everything was different – it’s pretty easy to hit the theater. After some time, Hawthorne trial and on television, caught the eye of who should. TV series ‘Dad’s Army’, ‘Play for Today’ and ‘The Desperate People’, as well as several TV films were his first telecommuting, and almost immediately came to success. In the late seventies Hawthorne was invited to a major role in the satirical show with a political sounding ‘Yes Minister’ (Yes Minister), and this role was a turning point in his, though successful, but after all, is not a ‘star’ career. The role of Sir Humphrey Appleby, played by Hawthorne, earned him four awards of the British Academy of Film and Performing Arts (BAFTA), as well as the popularity of spectator and actor’s prestige. Sama, Prime Minister Thatcher invited Hawthorne tea to his residence, and the series triumph swept across 50 countries of the world.
Since then the actor Nigel Hawthorne demand exceeded even the wildest dreams – for example, in 1982, he had to appear at least eight film and telekartinah, but the most interesting parts are still expected the actor to come.
In 1994, director Nicholas Hytner and producers of the historical drama “The Madness of King George ‘(The Madness of King George) did not even try to find the main role of the monarch of another actor, especially since Hawthorne has ever played King George on stage. ‘Royal’ role brought the actor nomination for ‘Oscar’ award and ‘BAFTA’ for ‘Best Actor’, and in 1999, Nigel Hawthorne was awarded a knighthood.
In the late nineties, Sir Nigel Hawthorne played many roles, most of whom were leading. Among his works of this period – a comedy Daisy Background Sherler Mayer ‘Madeleine’, a drama by John Haddlsa ‘Manor’ (At Sachem Farm), David Mamet’s Romance ‘sentence’ (The Winslow Boy), political drama George Hickenlooper ‘irrefutable evidence’ (The Big Brass Ring), a comedy by Christopher Miles ‘The Secret Marriage’ (The Clandestine Marriage), and television roles.
It is known that the actor was gay Hawthorne, however, he never advertise their sexual preferences. It became known only in the mid-nineties, after the high-profile revelations and confessions in the British press and on the radio. Even when journalists began to give the actor insulting nickname (“The Madness of Queen Nigel ‘,’ Yes, Your Highness, I – gay ‘), Hawthorne missed a deaf ear to them as unworthy of his attention. Later it became known Nigel and relationships with writer and theater activist Trevor Bentham.
The last year and a half life of an actor was suffering from cancer. However, the cause of his death, December 26, 2001 was a heart attack. 72-year-old Nigel Hawthorne died in his home in Hertfordshire.
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