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Sir
Sir
Nigel Barnard Hawthorne CBE (5 April 1929 – 26 December 2001) was an English actor. He portrayed Sir
Sir
Humphrey Appleby, the Permanent Secretary in the 1980s sitcom Yes Minister
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. He won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor
Academy Award for Best Actor
for portraying King George III in The Madness of King George (1994). He later won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor, for the 1996 series The Fragile Heart. He was also an Olivier Award and Tony Award
Tony Award
winner for his work in the theatre.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Honours 6 Filmography

6.1 Television 6.2 Film

7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Hawthorne was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, the son of Agnes Rosemary (née Rice) and Charles Barnard Hawthorne, a physician.[1] When Nigel was three years old, the family moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where his father had bought a practice. Initially they lived in the Gardens and then moved to a newly built house near Camps Bay.[2] He was educated at St George's Grammar School, Cape Town and, when the family moved, the now defunct Christian Brothers College,[3] where he played on the rugby team.[4] He described his time at the latter as not being a particularly happy experience.[2] He enrolled at the University of Cape Town, where he met and sometimes acted in plays with Theo Aronson[5] later a well-known biographer, but withdrew and returned to the United Kingdom in the 1950s to pursue a career in acting. Career[edit] Hawthorne made his professional stage debut in 1950, playing Archie Fellows in a Cape Town
Cape Town
production of The Shop at Sly Corner.[3] He made his Broadway debut in 1974 in As You Like It. He returned to the New York stage in 1990 in Shadowlands and won the 1991 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actor in a Play.[6] In a long and varied career, which began with an advert for Mackeson Stout and a bit part in Dad's Army, his most famous roles were as Sir Humphrey Appleby, the Permanent Secretary of the fictional Department of Administrative Affairs in the television series Yes Minister
Yes Minister
(and Cabinet Secretary in its sequel, Yes, Prime Minister), for which he won four BAFTA awards during the 1980s, and as King George III in Alan Bennett's stage play The Madness of George III (for which he won a Best Actor Olivier Award) and the film version entitled The Madness of King George, for which he received an Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination for Best Actor and won the BAFTA Film Award for Best Actor. He won a sixth BAFTA for the 1996 TV mini-series The Fragile Heart. Hawthorne was also a voice actor, and lent his voice to two Disney films: in 1985, Fflewddur Fflam in The Black Cauldron; and in 1999, Professor Porter in Tarzan. Personal life[edit] An intensely private person, he was upset at having been involuntarily "outed" as gay in 1995 in the publicity surrounding the Academy Awards, but he did attend the ceremony with his long-time partner Trevor Bentham, speaking openly about being gay in interviews and his autobiography, Straight Face,[7] which was published posthumously.[8] They met in 1968 when Bentham was stage-managing the Royal Court Theatre. From 1979 until Hawthorne's death in 2001, they lived together in Radwell near Baldock
Baldock
and latterly at Thundridge, both in Hertfordshire, England. The two of them became fund raisers for the North Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
hospice and other local charities.[9] Death[edit] Hawthorne had several operations for pancreatic cancer, although his immediate cause of death was from a heart attack, aged 72. He was survived by Bentham, and his funeral service was held at St Mary's, the Parish Church of Thundridge
Thundridge
near Ware, Hertfordshire, following which he was cremated at Stevenage Crematorium.[10] His funeral was attended by Derek Fowlds, Maureen Lipman, Charles Dance, Loretta Swit and Frederick Forsyth
Frederick Forsyth
along with friends and local people. The service was led by the Right Reverend Christopher Herbert, the Bishop of St Albans. The coffin had a wreath of white lilies and orchids and Trevor Bentham, Hawthorne's partner, was one of the pallbearers.[11] On hearing of Hawthorne's death, Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
described him in his diary, "Courteous, grand, a man of the world and superb at what he did, with his technique never so obvious as to become familiar as, say, Olivier's did or Alec Guinness's."[12] Honours[edit] He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
(CBE) in the 1987 New Year Honours, and was knighted in the 1999 New Year Honours.[13] Filmography[edit] Television[edit]

Mrs Wilson's Diary (1969) … Roy Jenkins Dad's Army
Dad's Army
- The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones
The Armoured Might of Lance Corporal Jones
(1969) … Angry Man Alma Mater (1971) … Major The Floater (1975) Eleanor Marx (1977) … Engels Marie Curie (1977) … Pierre Curie Destiny (1978) Holocaust (1978) … General Otto Ohlendorf Warrior Queen (1978) … Catus Decianus Edward and Mrs. Simpson
Edward and Mrs. Simpson
(1978) … Walter Monkton Going Straight
Going Straight
(1978) … Worm Wellings Thomas & Sarah (1979) … Wilson The Knowledge (1979) … Mr. Burgess Yes Minister
Yes Minister
(1980–1984) … Sir
Sir
Humphrey Appleby, Permanent Secretary The Tempest (1980) … Stephano A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities
(1980) … Mr. C.J. Stryver Jessie (1980) … Mr. Edmonds Jukes of Piccadilly (1980) … Brinsley Jukes A Brush with Mr. Porter on the Road to Eldorado (1981) … Fulton The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982) … Magistrate at Esmeralda's trial A Woman Called Golda (1982) … King Abdullah The World Cup: A Captain's Tale (1982) … John Westwood The Critic (1982) … Mr. Sneer The Barchester Chronicles (1982) … Archdeacon Grantly The Tartuffe or Imposter (1983) … Orgon Pope John Paul II (1984) … Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski The House (1984) … General Fagg Mapp & Lucia (1985) … Georgie Pillson Jenny's War (1985) … Colonel Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1988) … Sir
Sir
Humphrey Appleby, Cabinet Secretary Spirit of Man (1989) … Rev. Jonathan Guerdon (segment "From Sleep and Shadow") Relatively Speaking (1990) … Philip Carter The Trials of Oz (1991) … Brian Leary Flea Bites (1991) … Kryst Inside (1996) … Colonel Kruger The Fragile Heart (1996) … Edgar Pascoe Forbidden Territory: Stanley's Search for Livingstone (1997) … David Livingstone Russia's War: Blood Upon the Snow (1997) … Narrator Animal Stories (1998–2000) … Narrator Victoria & Albert (2001) … William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne Call Me Claus (2001) … St. Nick

Film[edit]

Carve Her Name with Pride
Carve Her Name with Pride
(1958) … Soldier in park (uncredited) Young Winston
Young Winston
(1972) … Boer sentry (uncredited) S*P*Y*S
S*P*Y*S
(1974) … Croft The Hiding Place (1975) … Pastor De Ruiter Spiderweb
Spiderweb
(1977) … Llonrot Sweeney 2
Sweeney 2
(1978) … Dilke Watership Down (1978) … Capt. Campion (voice) The Sailor's Return (1978) … Mr. Fosse History of the World: Part I (1981) … Citizen official Memoirs of a Survivor (1981) … Victorian father Firefox (1982) … Dr. Pyotr Baranovich The Plague Dogs (1982) … Dr. Robert Boycott (voice) Gandhi (1982) … Kinnoch Dead on Time (1983) … Doctor Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
(1983) … Man walking by Crimson Insurance building as anchor is raised The Chain (1984) … Mr. Thorn The Black Cauldron (1985) … Fflewddur Fflam (voice) Turtle Diary
Turtle Diary
(1985) … The publisher Rarg (1988) … Storyteller (voice) En Håndfull tid (1989) … Ted Walker King of the Wind (1990) … Achmet Freddie as F.R.O.7
Freddie as F.R.O.7
(1992) … Brigadier G (voice) Demolition Man (1993) … Dr. Raymond Cocteau The Madness of King George
The Madness of King George
(1994) … George III Richard III (1995) … George, Duke of Clarence Twelfth Night (1996) … Malvolio Murder in Mind (1997) … Dr. Ellis Amistad (1997) … President Martin Van Buren The Object of My Affection
The Object of My Affection
(1998) … Rodney Fraser Madeline (1998) … Lord Covington (segment "Lord Cucuface") At Sachem Farm (1998) … Uncle Cullen The Big Brass Ring
The Big Brass Ring
(1999) … Kim Mennaker The Winslow Boy (1999) … Arthur Winslow A Reasonable Man
A Reasonable Man
(1999) … Judge Wendon Tarzan (1999) … Professor Porter (voice) The Clandestine Marriage (1999) … Lord Ogleby

References[edit]

^ " Nigel Hawthorne Biography (1929–2001)" FilmReference.com (Retrieved: 18 August 2009) ^ a b Kathleen Riley (2004) Nigel Hawthorne on Stage, Univ. of Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
Press, Hatfield ISBN 978-1-90280-629-7 ^ a b "Biography for Nigel Hawthorne" TCM.com (Retrieved: 18 August 2009) ^ Michael Green (2004) Around and About: Memoires of a South African Newspaperman, David Philip Publishers, Cape Town ISBN 0-86486-660-7 ^ [Aronson, Theo, Royal Subjects (2001), p.152] ^ Staff (2001-12-26). "Actor Sir
Sir
Nigel Hawthorne dies". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-10-17.  ^ Nigel Hawthorne (2002) Straight Face, Hodder & Stoughton, London ISBN 978-0-34076-942-3 ^ Hubbard, Michael; "Straight Face by Nigel Hawthorne" MusicOMH.com (Retrieved: 18 August 2009) ^ Payne, Stewart (27 December 2001). " Sir
Sir
Nigel Hawthorne dies of heart attack aged 72". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 24 November 2012.  ^ Wilson, Scott. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed.: 2 (Kindle Locations 20441-20442). McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. Kindle Edition. ^ 'Friends pay tribute to Nigel Hawthorne' - The Guardian
The Guardian
10 January 2002 ^ Alan Bennett, Untold Stories (Faber & Faber, London, 2005), at page 302. ^ Barker, Dennis; " Sir
Sir
Nigel Hawthorne" Guardian.co.uk, 27 December 2001 (Retrieved: 18 August 2009)

External links[edit]

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Internet Broadway Database
Nigel Hawthorne at Encyclopædia Britannica

Awards for Nigel Hawthorne

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BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

1952–1967

Ralph Richardson
Ralph Richardson
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1952) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1953) Kenneth More
Kenneth More
British, Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
Foreign (1954) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
British, Ernest Borgnine
Ernest Borgnine
Foreign (1955) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, François Périer
François Périer
Foreign (1956) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
British, Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
Foreign (1957) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
British, Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
Foreign (1958) Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1959) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Foreign (1960) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
British, Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Foreign (1961) Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
British, Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
Foreign (1962) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1963) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
British, Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
Foreign (1964) Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde
British, Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
Foreign (1965) Richard Burton
Richard Burton
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1966) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
British, Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Foreign (1967)

1968–present

Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
(1968) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1969) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1970) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1971) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1972) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1973) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1974) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1975) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1976) Peter Finch
Peter Finch
(1977) Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyfuss
(1978) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1979) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1980) Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
(1981) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(1982) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
/ Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) William Hurt
William Hurt
(1985) Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) John Cleese
John Cleese
(1988) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1989) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(1992) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1993) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(1994) Nigel Hawthorne (1995) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(1996) Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
(1997) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2002) Bill Murray
Bill Murray
(2003) Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
(2004) Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
(2005) Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
(2006) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2007) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2010) Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2013) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2014) Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio
(2015) Casey Affleck
Casey Affleck
(2016) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2017)

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BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor

Paul Rogers (1955) Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing
(1956) Michael Gough (1957) Michael Hordern
Michael Hordern
(1958) Donald Pleasence
Donald Pleasence
(1959) Patrick McGoohan
Patrick McGoohan
(1960) Lee Montague (1961) Rupert Davies
Rupert Davies
(1962) Harry H. Corbett
Harry H. Corbett
(1963) Alan Badel
Alan Badel
(1964) Patrick Wymark
Patrick Wymark
(1965) Alan Badel
Alan Badel
(1966) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
(1967) Eric Porter (1968) Roy Dotrice
Roy Dotrice
(1969) Edward Woodward
Edward Woodward
(1970) Keith Michell
Keith Michell
(1971) John Le Mesurier
John Le Mesurier
(1972) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1973) Frank Finlay
Frank Finlay
(1974) Peter Barkworth (1975) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1976) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1977) Peter Barkworth (1978) Edward Fox (1979) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1980) Denholm Elliott
Denholm Elliott
(1981) Anthony Andrews
Anthony Andrews
(1982) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1983) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1984) Tim Pigott-Smith
Tim Pigott-Smith
(1985) Bob Peck (1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) David Jason (1988) Ray McAnally (1989) John Thaw
John Thaw
(1990) Ian Richardson
Ian Richardson
(1991) Robert Lindsay (1992) John Thaw
John Thaw
(1993) Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane
(1994) Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane
(1995) Robbie Coltrane
Robbie Coltrane
(1996) Nigel Hawthorne (1997) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(1998) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1999) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(2000) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(2001) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(2002) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2003) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2004) Rhys Ifans
Rhys Ifans
(2005) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2006) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2007) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2008) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2009) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2010) Daniel Rigby (2011) Dominic West
Dominic West
(2012) Ben Whishaw
Ben Whishaw
(2013) Sean Harris (2014) Jason Watkins (2015) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2016) Adeel Akhtar (2017)

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BAFTA TV Award for Best Entertainment Performance

Eric Morecambe
Eric Morecambe
& Ernie Wise
Ernie Wise
(1970-1971) Ronnie Barker
Ronnie Barker
& Ronnie Corbett
Ronnie Corbett
(1972) Eric Morecambe
Eric Morecambe
& Ernie Wise
Ernie Wise
(1973-1974) Stanley Baxter (1975) Ronnie Barker
Ronnie Barker
(1976) Penelope Keith (1977) Ronnie Barker
Ronnie Barker
(1978-1979) John Cleese
John Cleese
(1980) Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson
(1981) Nigel Hawthorne (1982-1983) Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
(1984) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1985) Victoria Wood
Victoria Wood
(1986) Nigel Hawthorne (1987-1988) Victoria Wood
Victoria Wood
(1989) Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson
(1990) David Jason (1991) Richard Wilson (1992) Joanna Lumley
Joanna Lumley
(1993) Richard Wilson (1994) Rory Bremner
Rory Bremner
(1995-1996) John Bird & John Fortune (1997) Paul Whitehouse (1998) Michael Parkinson (1999) Graham Norton
Graham Norton
(2000-2001-2002) Paul Merton
Paul Merton
(2003) Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Ross
(2004) Paul O'Grady
Paul O'Grady
(2005) Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Ross
(2006-2007) Harry Hill
Harry Hill
(2008-2009) Anthony McPartlin
Anthony McPartlin
& Declan Donnelly
Declan Donnelly
(2010) Graham Norton
Graham Norton
(2011-2012) Alan Carr
Alan Carr
(2013) Anthony McPartlin
Anthony McPartlin
& Declan Donnelly
Declan Donnelly
(2014-2015) Leigh Francis (2016) Michael McIntyre
Michael McIntyre
(2017)

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Empire Award for Best Actor

Nigel Hawthorne (1996) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(1997) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1998) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(1999) Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan
(2000) Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
(2001) Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
(2002) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(2003) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2004) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2005) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(2006) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2007) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2008) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2009) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2010) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2011) Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman
(2012) Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman
(2013) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2014) Andy Serkis
Andy Serkis
(2015) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2016) Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2017) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2018)

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Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor

1955-1959

Richard Burton
Richard Burton
(1955) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1956) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1957) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1958) Eric Porter (1959)

1960-1969

Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1960) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Michael Redgrave
Michael Redgrave
(1963) Nicol Williamson
Nicol Williamson
(1964) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1965) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1966) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1967) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1968) Nicol Williamson
Nicol Williamson
(1969)

1970–1979

John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1970) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1971) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1972) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1973) John Wood (1974) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1975) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1976) Donald Sinden
Donald Sinden
(1977) Alan Howard (1978) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
(1979)

1980–1989

Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1980) Alan Howard (1981) Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
(1982) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1983) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1984) Antony Sher (1985) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) Eric Porter (1988) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1989)

1990–1999

Richard Harris
Richard Harris
(1990) John Wood (1991) Nigel Hawthorne (1992) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1993) Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
(1994) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1995) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1996) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1997) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1998) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(1999)

2000–2009

Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2000) Alex Jennings (2001) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2002) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2003) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2004) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2005) Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell
(2006) Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
(2007) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2008) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2009)

2010–9999

Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2010) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
and Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
(2011) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2012) Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2013) Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston
(2014) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2015) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(2016) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2017)

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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor

Antony Sher (1985) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(1986) Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon
(1987) Oliver Ford Davies
Oliver Ford Davies
(1989/1990) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1991) Nigel Hawthorne (1992) Robert Stephens
Robert Stephens
(1993) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(1994) David Bamber (1995) Alex Jennings (1996) Antony Sher (1997) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1998) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1999) Henry Goodman
Henry Goodman
(2000) Conleth Hill
Conleth Hill
(2001) Roger Allam
Roger Allam
(2002) Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(2003) Matthew Kelly (2004) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2005) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2006) Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell
(2007) Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
(2008) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(2009) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2010) Roger Allam
Roger Allam
(2011) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
and Jonny Lee Miller
Jonny Lee Miller
(2012) Luke Treadaway (2013) Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2014) Mark Strong
Mark Strong
(2015) Kenneth Cranham (2016) Jamie Parker (2017)

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Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role

1977–1984

Actor

Nigel Hawthorne (1977) Robert Eddison (1978) Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
(1979) David Threlfall (1980) Joe Melia (1981) David Healy (1982) Alan Devlin (1983) Edward Petherbridge
Edward Petherbridge
(1984)

Actress

Mona Washbourne
Mona Washbourne
(1977) Elizabeth Spriggs (1978) Doreen Mantle (1979) Suzanne Bertish (1980) Gwen Watford
Gwen Watford
(1981) Anna Massey
Anna Massey
(1982) Abigail McKern (1983) Marcia Warren (1984)

1985–1990

Merged

Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
(1985) Paul Jesson (1986) Michael Bryant (1987) Eileen Atkins (1988) Michael Bryant (1989/1990)

1991–1995

Actor

David Bradley (1991) Oleg Menshikov
Oleg Menshikov
(1992) Julian Glover
Julian Glover
(1993) Joseph Mydell (1994) Ken Stott
Ken Stott
(1995)

Actress

Sara Crowe (1991) Frances de la Tour (1992) Barbara Leigh-Hunt (1993) Helen Burns (1994) Dora Bryan
Dora Bryan
(1995)

1996–2002

Actor

Trevor Eve
Trevor Eve
(1997) Roger Allam
Roger Allam
(2000) Ben Daniels (2001) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2002)

Actress

Deborah Findlay (1997) Patricia Hodge (2000) Essie Davis (2001) Marcia Warren (2002)

Merged

Simon Russell Beale
Simon Russell Beale
(1996) Sarah Woodward (1998) Brendan Coyle (1999)

2003–2009

Merged

Essie Davis (2003) Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
(2004) Amanda Harris (2005) Noma Dumezweni (2006) Jim Norton (2007) Rory Kinnear
Rory Kinnear
(2008) Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
(2009)

2010–present

Actor

Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
(2010) Adrian Scarborough (2011) Richard McCabe (2013) Jack Lowden
Jack Lowden
(2014) Nathaniel Parker
Nathaniel Parker
(2015) Mark Gatiss
Mark Gatiss
(2016) Anthony Boyle
Anthony Boyle
(2017)

Actress

Ruth Wilson
Ruth Wilson
(2010) Michelle Terry (2011) Nicola Walker (2013) Sharon D. Clarke (2014) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2015) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2016) Noma Dumezweni (2017)

Merged

Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith
(2012)

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London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actor of the Year

Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1991) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(1992) David Thewlis
David Thewlis
(1993) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1994) Nigel Hawthorne (1995) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
/ Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1996) Robert Carlyle
Robert Carlyle
(1997) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(1998) Jeremy Northam
Jeremy Northam
(1999) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2000) Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany
(2001) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2002) Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany
(2003) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2004) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(2005) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2006) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2007) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2011) Toby Jones
Toby Jones
(2012) James McAvoy
James McAvoy
(2013) Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
(2014) Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
(2015) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2016) Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
(2017)

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London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Supporting Actor of the Year

Rupert Everett
Rupert Everett
(1997) Nigel Hawthorne (1998) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1999) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2000) Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany
(2001) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2002) Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy
(2003) Phil Davis (2004) Tom Hollander
Tom Hollander
(2005) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(2006) Tom Wilkinson
Tom Wilkinson
(2007) Eddie Marsan
Eddie Marsan
(2008) Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender
(2009) Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield
(2010)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

José Ferrer
José Ferrer
/ Fredric March
Fredric March
(1947) Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
/ Paul Kelly / Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbone
(1948) Rex Harrison
Rex Harrison
(1949) Sidney Blackmer
Sidney Blackmer
(1950) Claude Rains
Claude Rains
(1951) José Ferrer
José Ferrer
(1952) Tom Ewell
Tom Ewell
(1953) David Wayne
David Wayne
(1954) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1955) Paul Muni
Paul Muni
(1956) Fredric March
Fredric March
(1957) Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
(1958) Jason Robards, Jr. (1959) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1960) Zero Mostel
Zero Mostel
(1961) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1962) Arthur Hill (1963) Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness
(1964) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1965) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1966) Paul Rogers (1967) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1968) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1969) Fritz Weaver
Fritz Weaver
(1970) Brian Bedford
Brian Bedford
(1971) Cliff Gorman (1972) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(1973) Michael Moriarty (1974) John Kani
John Kani
and Winston Ntshona (1975) John Wood (1976) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(1977) Barnard Hughes
Barnard Hughes
(1978) Tom Conti
Tom Conti
(1979) John Rubinstein
John Rubinstein
(1980) Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
(1981) Roger Rees
Roger Rees
(1982) Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
(1983) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(1984) Derek Jacobi
Derek Jacobi
(1985) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1986) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1987) Ron Silver
Ron Silver
(1988) Philip Bosco (1989) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1990) Nigel Hawthorne (1991) Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
(1992) Ron Leibman (1993) Stephen Spinella (1994) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1995) George Grizzard
George Grizzard
(1996) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1997) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(1998) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(1999) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(2000) Richard Easton (2001) Alan Bates
Alan Bates
(2002) Brian Dennehy
Brian Dennehy
(2003) Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays
(2004) Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
(2005) Richard Griffiths
Richard Griffiths
(2006) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2007) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2008) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2009) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2010) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2011) James Corden
James Corden
(2012) Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Alex Sharp
Alex Sharp
(2015) Frank Langella
Frank Langella
(2016) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(2017)

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