Jack Hawkins Overview:

Actor, Jack Hawkins, was born John Edward Hawkins on Sep 14, 1910 in Wood Green, London. Hawkins died at the age of 62 on Jul 18, 1973 in London, UK and was laid to rest in Golders Green Crematorium Cemetery in Golders Green, Greater London, England.

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Jack Hawkins Quotes:

Quintus Arrius: In his eagerness to save you, your god has also saved the Roman fleet.


Pharaoh Cheops: [to a servant] You prepare the fastest camels. I ride for Luxor tonight!


Quintus Arrius: [startled from sleep to find Ben-Hur standing over him] Why are you here?
Judah Ben-Hur: I was ordered to report to you during my relief.
Quintus Arrius: Yes, I had forgotten... You could have killed me as I lay there! You're a condemned man, why didn't you?
Judah Ben-Hur: I'm not ready to die.
Quintus Arrius: What do you think will save you?
Judah Ben-Hur: The God of my fathers.
Quintus Arrius: Your God has forsaken you. He has no more power than the images I pray to. My gods do not help me; your God will not help you.


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Jack Hawkins Facts
Hawkins joined the Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1940, was commissioned and served with the Second British Division in India. In 1944 he was seconded to GHQ India and soon afterwards succeeded to the command, as a colonel, of ENSA administration in India and South East Asia. He was demobilized in 1946.

His memorial service took place on what would have been his sixty-third birthday on 14 September 1973 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London. The address was read by Kenneth More and Richard Attenborough read the lesson.

Resented the idea that he was typecast in war movies, pointing out in his 1973 autobiography "Anything for a Quiet Life" that he had in fact played fewer military roles than John Mills, Trevor Howard and Richard Attenborough.

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