Jack Hawkins: A Biography


With a foreword by Robert Henrey

Jack Hawkins was the living embodiment of that unshakable, sturdy British spirit which touched the lives of others. Indeed, in his smooth effortless style, Jack helped save Malta, win the battle of the Atlantic, command pilots in the Battle of Britain, outwit the Japanese army, and as luck would have it, single-handedly spy for Churchill in the heart of Nazi Germany.

‘Jack more than any other man put the stamp of English acting at its most red-blooded and clear and passionate and gave a different interpretation of the cliché Englishman with his stiff upper lip.’ – Peter O’Toole.