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Sir Nigel Hawthorne (1929-2001)

Sir Nigel Hawthorne (1929-2001) 

Sir Nigel Hawthorne has died at the age of 72. He died of a heart attack on 26 December 09.30 GMT at his Hertfordshire home. The acclaimed actor is most known for his portrayal as Sir Humphrey Appleby in the award winning BBC comedies "Yes Minister" and "Yes Prime Minister". He received an Oscar nomination for his role in "The Madness of King George". In 1999 he received a knighthood from the Queen of England.

Nigel, all your fans bid you farewell. You will always be Sir Humphrey for us.

Memorable moments from Yes (Prime) Minister:

Famous still of Sir Humphrey holding a tea cup

Shocked about Jim Hacker's TV announcement Nervous about appearing before the Cabinet Secretary Angry at a remark from Jim Hacker Unsure why the Minister wants to see him Promising he won't do things the Minister wouldn't do Getting offered the Cabinet Secretary post


Scene from Yes Minister Christmas Special where Sir Humphrey informs Hacker he is passing on.

External links

BBC news item on the death of Sir Nigel Hawthorne
RealAudio Derek Fowlds (Bernard Woolley) on the death of Nigel Hawthorne
RealVideo (1) BBC report on the funeral of Sir Nigel Hawthorne
RealVideo (2) BBC report on the funeral of Sir Nigel Hawthorne
A tribute from India (Sir Humphrey versus St. Peter)
Sir Nigel in pictures
Career overview
News item on his knighthood
Internet Movie Database

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