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Nigel Hawthorne (1929–2001)

Autor(a) de Straight Face

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About the Author

Sir Nigel Barnard Hawthorne was born on April 5, 1929 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England. He was raised in South Africa and returned to England in the 1950s to act. He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1992 (1991 season) for Best Actor for his performance in "The Madness of King mostrar mais George III" at the Royal National Theatre. His performance in "Shadowlands" on Broadway won him the 1991 Tony and New York Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actor. In 1999 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. In 2001 he battled a recurrence of pancreatic cancer which was thought to be in remission after surgical therapy. On December 26, 2001 he died of a heart attack in Hertfordshire, England. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Associated Works

The Remains of the Day (1989) — Reader, algumas edições16,530 cópias, 475 resenhas
The Warden (1855) — Narrador, algumas edições4,419 cópias, 131 resenhas
Murder in the Mews and Other Stories (1937) — Narrador, algumas edições; Narrador, algumas edições2,518 cópias, 41 resenhas
The Complete Yes Prime Minister (1988) 699 cópias, 8 resenhas
Tarzan [1999 film] (1999) — Actor — 533 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Black Cauldron [1985 film] (1985) — Actor — 270 cópias, 2 resenhas
History of the World, Part I [1981 film] (1981) — Actor — 227 cópias, 1 resenha
Amistad [1997 film] (1998) 227 cópias, 3 resenhas
Demolition Man [1993 film] (1993) — Actor — 200 cópias, 1 resenha
Watership Down [1978 film] (1978) — Voice — 158 cópias, 1 resenha
Twelfth Night [1996 film] (1996) — Actor — 104 cópias, 1 resenha
Firefox [1982 film] (1982) 79 cópias, 1 resenha
Madeline [1998 film] (1998) — Actor — 71 cópias
The Barchester Chronicles [1982 TV serial] (1982) — Actor — 65 cópias, 3 resenhas
Yes, Minister: The Complete Collection (1980) — Actor — 65 cópias
Great Classic Stories: 22 Unabridged Classics (2005) — Narrador — 54 cópias, 5 resenhas
Victoria & Albert [2001 film] (2001) — Actor — 47 cópias, 1 resenha
Call me Claus [2001 TV movie] (2001) — Actor — 30 cópias, 1 resenha
A Tale of Two Cities [1980 TV movie] (1980) — Actor — 25 cópias
The Winslow Boy [1999 film] (1999) 18 cópias, 1 resenha
Empires: Queen Victoria's Empire [2001 TV episode] (2006) — Narrador, algumas edições14 cópias, 1 resenha
Mapp & Lucia: The Complete Second Series (1997) — Actor — 11 cópias
The Hunchback of Notre Dame [1982 TV movie] (1982) — Actor — 9 cópias
The Clandestine Marriage [1999 film] — Actor — 3 cópias
Short Stories: The Timeless Collection (Unabridged) (2007) — Narrador — 2 cópias


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If Nigel Hawthorne were still alive today, I do not think that I would want him to be a friend. This is a good autobiography of a man who was responsible for all his achievements but any failures or weaknesses are somebody else's.
He spends much too much time. for my liking, decrying his family, and lovers and not nearly enough upon his career. He patronizes the black Africans in his life quite outrageously and makes Sir Humphrey seem to be a man of the people by comparison.
I find it difficult to assess the quality of the book but, I suppose it is a well written autobiography of the man - just not my cup of tea.… (mais)
the.ken.petersen | outras 2 resenhas | Mar 30, 2008 |
This is a fascinating read about Hawthorne's experiences as an actor, and his views on many aspects of life. I really enjoyed learning more about the story of the person behind the iniimitable 'Sir Humphrey'.
Jawin | outras 2 resenhas | Jan 4, 2007 |
This is an unusually well-written autobiography, and one is left feeling rather sad that Hawthorne died before he could read the excellent reviews it attracted in the press and from readers.

He takes time and care over the childhood sections, something too many actors gloss over, and paints a fascinating picture of the young man he grew to be. Moving from South Africa, where he'd spent his early years, to Britain, at the end of his teens, he strikes a good balance between emotions and facts, skipping over some details ....but evoking a strong sense of the person he was. Similarly he doesn't dwell overly on his most famous roles (Sir Humphrey Appleby, for instance) but has some interesting insights into the arts of acting, directing, and writing. I was intrigued to find that "Father and Son", the Cat Stevens song covered by Boyzone, came from a musical Stevens and Hawthorne were collaborating on!

This book contains an unconventional love story (not just because Hawthorne was gay and not "out" for most of his life, but because he lived in a truly complicated domestic tangle that took some years to resolve), a heartwarming account of finally finding happiness, and some very funny, interesting or otherwise worthwhile stories about a well-loved actor who adored his chosen career.
… (mais)
BoPeep | outras 2 resenhas | Nov 20, 2006 |

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