Nigel Hawthorne

Nigel Hawthorne and Guy Edwards in The Winslow Boy
1929 - 2001

Nigel Hawthorne  British Actor


Sir Nigel Barnard Hawthorne CBE (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was an English actor. He portrayed Sir Humphrey Appleby, the Permanent Secretary in the 1980s sitcom Yes Minister and the Cabinet Secretary in its sequel, Yes, Prime Minister. For this...

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First Name Nigel
Last Name Hawthorne
Full Name at Birth Nigel Barnard Hawthorne
Age 72 (age at death) years
Birthday 5th April, 1929
Birthplace Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Died 26th December, 2001
Place of Death Radwell, Hertfordshire, England
Cause of Death Heart attack
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Gay
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
High School Christian Brothers College
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Yes, Minister, Yes, Prime Minister
Year(s) Active 1950–2001
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Call Me Claus2001 Nick TV Movie
Victoria & Albert2001 Lord William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne TV Movie
The Last Polar Bears2000 Narrator (voice) TV Show
A Reasonable Man1999 Judge Wendon Movie
Tarzan1999 Professor Porter Movie
The Big Brass Ring1999 Kim Movie
The Clandestine Marriage1999 Lord Ogleby Movie
The Winslow Boy1999 Arthur Winslow Movie
At Sachem Farm1998 Uncle Cullen Movie
Madeline1998 Lord Covington (segment "Lord Cucuface") Movie
The Object of My Affection1998 Rodney Fraser Movie
Animal Stories1998 Narrator TV Show
Amistad1997 Martin Van Buren Movie
Murder in Mind1997 Dr. Ellis Movie
Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone1997 David Livingstone TV Movie
Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow1997 Narrator TV Show
Twelfth Night: Or What You Will1996 Malvolio Movie
Inside1996 Colonel TV Movie
The Fragile Heart1996 Dr. Edgar Pascoe TV Show
The Happy Prince1996 Narrator Movie
Richard III1995 George, Duke of Clarence Movie
The Madness of King George1994 George III Movie
Late Flowering Lust1994 Cousin John Movie
Demolition Man1993 Dr. Raymond Cocteau Movie
Freddie as F.R.O.7.1992 Brigadier G (voice) Movie
Performance1992 Brian Leary TV Show
King of the Wind1990 Achmet Movie
Relatively Speaking1990 Philip Carter TV Movie
A Handful of Time1989 Ted Walker Movie
The Play on One1989 John TV Show
Rarg1988 Storyteller (voice) Short Film
Yes, Prime Minister1986 Sir Humphrey Appleby TV Show
Screenplay1986 Rev. Jonathan Guerdon (segment "From Sleep and Shadow") TV Show
The Black Cauldron1985 Fflewddur Fflam Movie
Turtle Diary1985 The Publisher Movie
Jenny's War1985 Colonel TV Movie
Mapp & Lucia1985 Georgie Pillson TV Show
Theatre Night1985 Harpagon TV Show
Screen Two1985 Kryst TV Show
Pope John Paul II1984 Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski TV Movie
The House1984 General Fagg TV Movie
The Chain1984 Mr. Thorn Movie
Dead on Time1983 Doctor Short Film
Tartuffe, or The Impostor1983 Orgon TV Movie
Firefox1982 Pyotr Baranovich Movie
Gandhi1982 Kinnoch Movie
The Plague Dogs1982 Dr. Boycott Movie
A Woman Called Golda1982 King Abdullah TV Movie
The Barchester Chronicles1982 Archdeacon Grantly TV Show
The World Cup: A Captain's Tale1982 John Westwood TV Movie
History of the World: Part I1981 Citizen Official - The French Revolution Movie
Memoirs of a Survivor1981 Victorian Father Movie
A Tale of Two Cities1980 Mr. CJ Stryver TV Movie
The Tempest1980 Stephano TV Movie
Yes Minister1980 Sir Humphrey Appleby TV Show
The Good Companions1980 Rev. Chillingford TV Show
Jukes of Piccadilly1980 Brinsley Jukes TV Show
Festival: The Misanthrope1980 Philinte Movie
The Knowledge1979 Mr. Burgess TV Movie
Tales of the Unexpected1979 Charles Drummond TV Show
Thomas and Sarah1979 Wilson TV Show
The Other Side1979 Skellow TV Show
Sweeney 21978 Dilke Movie
Watership Down1978 Capt. Campion Movie
Edward & Mrs. Simpson1978 Walter Monkton TV Show
Holocaust1978 Ohldendorf TV Show
Going Straight1978 Worm Wellings TV Show
The Sailor's Return1978 Mr. Fosse Movie
Warrior Queen1978 Catus Decianus TV Show
Breakaway Girls1978 Derek Carter TV Show
Marie Curie1977 Pierre Curie TV Show
Eleanor Marx: Eleanor1977 Engels TV Movie
Just William1976 Mr. Croombe TV Show
Bill Brand1976 Browning TV Show
Couples1976 Mr. Laker TV Show
The Hiding Place1975 Pastor De Ruiter Movie
Spiderweb1975 Llonrot Short Film
S*P*Y*S1974 Croft Movie
BBC2 Playhouse1974 Fenton TV Show
Occupations1974 Libertini TV Movie
Miss Nightingale1974 Dr. Lewis Movie
Young Winston1972 Boer Sentry (uncredited) Movie
Crown Court1972 Dr. William Ranford TV Show
Last of the Baskets, The1971 Mr. Snodgrass TV Show
Hine1971 Freddy Ambercourt TV Show
Play for Today1970 Václav Havel, Fulton, Mr. Edmonds TV Show
Hadleigh1969 Oliver Mason TV Show
The Gnomes of Dulwich1969 Gnome TV Show
Mrs. Wilson's Diary1969 Roy Jenkins TV Movie
Dad's Army1968 the Angry Man TV Show
ITV Playhouse1967 Trevor TV Show
BBC Play of the Month1965 Mr. Sneer TV Show
Detective1964 Temple Doorkeeper TV Show
Bud1963 Trefor Jones TV Show
The Desperate People1963 Cliff Fletcher TV Show
Man of the World1962 Assistant director TV Show
Bonehead1960 Bit Part TV Show
Carve Her Name with Pride1958 Soldier in Park (uncredited) Movie
Emergency-Ward 101957 Colin Davies TV Show
The Royal Astrologers1957 Third Thief TV Movie
Villette1957 Second Footman Movie
Cry Wolf!1956 PC Bray Movie
The Goose Girl1956 Movie
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1950 Captain the Contino Sevastien Jacono de Piero TV Show
Huntingtower Sinster man TV Show
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RichardSep 21, 2009

Nigel was great in Yes minister as Sir Humphrey Appleby. Loved the scene he and Paul Eddington did with Margaret Thatcher back in the 1980s.

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