Person NameHawthorne; Sir Nigel Barnard (1929-2001); Knight; Actor
ForenamesSir Nigel Barnard
EpithetKnight; Actor
ActivityEducated at Christian Brothers' College, Cape Town, South Africa. Entered theatre professionally, 1950; returned to England, 1951. Extensive theatre work in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. His portrayal of Sir Humphrey Appleby in the BBC comedy "Yes [Prime] Minister" won him international acclaim in the 1980s. In 1992 he received the Olivier Award for his George III in Alan Bennett's hit stage play The Madness of George III. [For details of stage, film and TV roles, see 'Who Was Who'].