Sir Nigel Hawthorne (1929-2001) was a well regarded British actor who rose to fame in the popular political satire Yes, Minister and its sequel Yes, Prime Minister. To international audiences his most well known role was the titular king in The Madness of King George. Hawthorne was gay but remained in the closet for most of his career before being outed in 1995. As usual The Other Wiki has more details on his life and career here.
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