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Yes, Sir Nigel

Synopsis
Television arts documentary series. A profile of Nigel Hawthorne as he prepares to play the title role in King Lear, directed by Ninagawa, for the Royal Shakespeare Company. The programme follows him through rehearsals in Tokyo and on a visit to his childhood home in Cape Town, South Africa. The actor talks about his upbringing, his career and his relationship with long-term partner Trevor Bentham. There are also brief clips of Hawthorne as Malvolio in TWELFTH NIGHT (1996). Contributors include Janet Suzman, Yukio Ninagawa, Jane Lapotaire and Helen Mirren.
Series
Omnibus
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
15 Oct 1999 at 22:00 (Channel: BBC1)
Duration
50 mins

Credits

Director
Ian Leese
Contributor
Derek Jacobi; Helen Mirren; Jane Lapotaire; Yukio Ninagawa
Cast
Nigel HawthorneLear

Additional Details

Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rehearsals; Hawthorne, Nigel
Related items
Hiroyuki Sanada: A Challenge Started from Nothing

Notes

General
A recording of the production staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company may be viewed by appointment at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archives.. See separate catalogue entry for full cast details.

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
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Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
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London
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