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The British Greats


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Barry Norman presents the last of four profiles of great British stars. Jack Hawkins who was voted the most popular British male star in 1954 and 1955 and who continued working despite losing his voice through cancer.
Personal comments from Peter O'Toole , actor
Sir John Glelgud , actor
Doreen Hawkins , second wife
Alexander Mackendrick , director of Mandy Jessica Tandy , actress and first wife
Nick Hawkins , eldest son
Andrew Hawkins , second son
Bryan Forbes , actor and writer
Leslie Norman , producer of Mandy and The Cruel Sea Charles Gray, actor
Sydney Bromley , actor
Executive producer BARRY BROWN Director SUE MALLINSON


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Unknown: Sir John Glelgud
Unknown: Doreen Hawkins
Unknown: Alexander MacKendrick
Unknown: Mandy Jessica Tandy
Unknown: Nick Hawkins
Unknown: Andrew Hawkins
Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Leslie Norman
Unknown: Sydney Bromley
Producer: Barry Brown
Director: Sue Mallinson

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