Nigel Hawthorne

1929 - 2001

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Sir Nigel Barnard Hawthorne (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was an English actor. He is most 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. For this role, he won four BAFTA TV Awards for Best Light Entertainment Performance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nigel Hawthorne has received more than 1,503,608 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 36 in 2019). Nigel Hawthorne is the 2,109th most popular actor (down from 1,652nd in 2019), the 2,101st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,814th in 2019) and the 271st most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, Nigel Hawthorne ranks 2,109 out of 10,030. Before him are Evelyn Keyes, Joe Don Baker, Morena Baccarin, Leonid Kuravlyov, Alicia Vikander, and Ben Turpin. After him are Ian Hart, Rolf Lassgård, Anne Schedeen, Nolan North, John Astin, and Michael Weatherly.

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Among people born in 1929, Nigel Hawthorne ranks 195Before him are Katherine Helmond, Piero Cappuccilli, Ronald Golias, Gaston Glock, Hélène Carrère d'Encausse, and Fazil Iskander. After him are Walter Brandmüller, Jamshid bin Abdullah of Zanzibar, Aleksandra Pakhmutova, François Cheng, Albert Azaryan, and Ed Asner. Among people deceased in 2001, Nigel Hawthorne ranks 109Before him are Gregory Corso, Ilie Verdeț, Tamara Smirnova, G. E. M. Anscombe, Gloria Foster, and Luiz Bonfá. After him are Josef Klaus, Rehavam Ze'evi, Victor Wong, Charles Helou, William Masters, and Michel Marcel Navratil.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Nigel Hawthorne ranks 2,101 out of 6,924. Before him are Joseph Larmor (1857), Steve Winwood (1948), Sister Nivedita (1867), Sharon Osbourne (1952), Alexander Parkes (1813), and Charles Lamb (1775). After him are Ian Hart (1964), Jenson Button (1980), W. Montgomery Watt (1909), William Kingdon Clifford (1845), Richard Henderson (1945), and Alexander Mackenzie (1822).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Nigel Hawthorne ranks 271Before him are Ray Winstone (1957), Joss Ackland (1928), Edmund Kean (1787), Luke Evans (1979), Stephen Rea (1946), and Joan Hickson (1906). After him are Ian Hart (1964), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (1967), Claude Rains (1889), Michael Byrne (1943), Bob Peck (1945), and Kevin McNally (1956).

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