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Wednesday, 26 December, 2001, 15:44 GMT
In pictures: Sir Nigel Hawthorne
The illustrious acting career of Sir Nigel Hawthorne proved he was equally adept at comedy and tragedy.

Derek Fowlds as Bernard Woolley, Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker and Sir Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey Appleby
Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey in Yes, Minister, with Derek Fowlds (left) and Paul Eddington in 1982

This three-minute sketch was filmed at Waldegrave Hall in London in 1984
Performing a comedy sketch for Yes, Prime Minister with Margaret Thatcher in 1984

Hawthorne with co-star Helen Mirren
Hawthorne won an Oscar nomination for The Madness of King George in 1994

Hawthorne in 1995
He could pick his roles after the Oscar nomination

Hawthorne and Thompson
Winning a BAFTA in 1996 with Emma Thompson

Hawthorne with his nanny Lena outside her Cape Town home
In 1999, he returned to Cape Town where he spent his childhood

Rehearsing Lear at the Barbican in London
Hawthorne proved his talent at tragedy in King Lear in 1999

Hawthorne and Winslet at an Imperial Cancer Research Funds Christmas Concert at St Paul's Cathedral
Hawthorne and Kate Winslet attending a charity concert in 2000

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26 Dec 01 | UK
Sir Nigel Hawthorne dies
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