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Doreen Hawkins

12 July 1919 to 14 June 2013

An actress who worked in rep before the war, Hawkins had a small role in Laurence Olivier’s acclaimed screen adaptation of Hamlet (1948). By this time she had already fallen for the love of her life, actor Jack Hawkins, for whom she would retire from acting following their 1947 marriage.

- Read Doreen Hawkins' Telegraph obituary here