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Nigel Hawthorne

1929 - 2001

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Sir Nigel Barnard Hawthorne (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was an English actor. He is known for his stage acting and his portrayal of Sir Humphrey Appleby, the permanent secretary in the 1980s sitcom Yes Minister and the Cabinet Secretary in its sequel, Yes, Prime Minister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nigel Hawthorne has received more than 2,280,527 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Nigel Hawthorne is the 2,145th most popular actor (down from 2,107th in 2019), the 2,056th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,099th in 2019) and the 280th most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, Nigel Hawthorne ranks 2,145 out of 9,996Before him are Cobie Smulders, Lisa Edelstein, Jensen Ackles, Dominic Chianese, Bernard Farcy, and Vernon Wells. After him are Mitch Pileggi, Doug Savant, Maria de Medeiros, Peter Boyle, Venantino Venantini, and Ottavia Piccolo.

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Among people born in 1929, Nigel Hawthorne ranks 196Before him are Stanisław Mikulski, Terry Sawchuk, Anastasios of Albania, Fazil Iskander, Walter Brandmüller, and Christoph von Dohnányi. After him are Andrew Bertie, Julinho, Ronnie Biggs, Antonietta Stella, Ronald Golias, and Péter Palotás. Among people deceased in 2001, Nigel Hawthorne ranks 107Before him are Josef Klaus, Stefan Heym, Georgy Vitsin, William P. Rogers, Robert Enrico, and Ken Aston. After him are Rehavam Ze'evi, Viktor Astafyev, G. E. M. Anscombe, Princess Vera Constantinovna of Russia, David Lewis, and Kathleen Freeman.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Nigel Hawthorne ranks 2,056 out of 7,765Before him are W. Montgomery Watt (1909), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967), Jimmy Savile (1926), Mike Rutherford (1950), Ken Aston (1915), and Ernest William Brown (1866). After him are Charlie Whiting (1952), Harry Redknapp (1947), Arnold Bennett (1867), Lady Katherine Grey (1540), Andrew Bertie (1929), and Ronnie Biggs (1929).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Nigel Hawthorne ranks 280Before him are Chiwetel Ejiofor (1977), Donald Crisp (1882), Charlie Hunnam (1980), Lily Collins (1989), Jonny Lee Miller (1972), and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967). After him are Robert Donat (1905), Susannah York (1939), Kit Harington (1986), John Thaw (1942), Albert Austin (1881), and Paul Freeman (1943).

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