Nigel Hawthorne

5 Apr 1929 - 26 Dec 2001


Sir Nigel Barnard Hawthorne, CBE (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was an English actor, perhaps best remembered for his role as Sir Humphrey Appleby, the Permanent Secretary in the 1980s sitcom Yes Minister and the Cabinet Secretary in its sequel, Yes, Prime Minister. For this role he would win four Bafta Awards during the 1980s in the 'Best Light Entertainment Performance' Category. In the 1990s He would win two more Bafta Awards, one as Best TV Actor for 'The Fragile Heart' and one as Best Film Actor for 'The Madness of King George'. His role in the latter also garnered him his sole Oscar Nomination.


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Filmography (24 titles)

(movie, 2001)
···Call Me Claus
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Nick)
(movie, 1999)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Professor Archimedes Q. Porter)
(movie, 1999)
···The Winslow Boy
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Arthur Winslow)
(movie, 1999)
···A Reasonable Man
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Judge Wendon)
(movie, 1999)
···The Big Brass Ring
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Kim)
(movie, 1999)
···The Clandestine Marriage
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Lord Ogleby)
(movie, 1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Lord Covington)
(movie, 1998)
···The Object of My Affection
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Rodney Fraser)
(movie, 1998)
···At Sachem Farm
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Uncle Cullen)
(movie, 1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Martin Van Buren)
Genre: Drama, Adventure, History
Role: Actor (as David Livingstone)
(movie, 1997)
···Murder in Mind
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Ellis)
(mini-series, 1997)
···Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow
Role: Actor (as Himself - Narrator (1997))
(movie, 1996)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Colonel)
(movie, 1995)
···Richard III
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as The Duke of Clarence)
(movie, 1994)
···The Madness of King George
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as George III)
(movie, 1993)
···Demolition Man
Genre: Crime, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Dr. Raymond Cocteau)
(movie, 1992)
···Freddie as F.R.O.7.
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Brigadier G (voice))
(movie, 1985)
···The Black Cauldron
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as Fflewddur Fflam (voice))
(movie, 1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Kinnoch)
(movie, 1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Pyotr Baranovich)
(movie, 1982)
···The Plague Dogs
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Boycott)
(movie, 1981)
···History of the World: Part I
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Citizen Official - The French Revolution)
(movie, 1979)
···The Knowledge
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mr. Burgess)