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He turned down the role of ''Colonel Carne'' in ''The Glorious Gloucesters'' for [[Warwick Films]] and [[James Cook|Captain Cook]] for a project for the Rank organisation;<ref name="jack">{{cite news |url=http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161613230 |title=JACK HAWKINS |newspaper=[[The Newcastle Sun]] |issue=11,178 |location=New South Wales, Australia |date=1 April 1954 |accessdate=30 October 2016 |page=27 |via=National Library of Australia}}</ref> neither movie was made.
 
"I'm tired of playing decent fellows", he said in a 1954 interview, "with stiff upper lip and even stiffer morals. I'm going to kill them off before they kill me as an actor. And I want stories written for me, not rejects intended for other fellows... I just inherit them from other people. Often, I find they've left the name of the actor originally suggested for the role. Always the same old names . . . Errol Flynn, Gregory Peck . . . five or six others. Before the script reaches them, somebody remembers me — especially if it's one of those infernally nice characters."<ref>{{cite news |url=http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article163335136 |title="I Want To Be Evil" |newspaper=[[The Newcastle Sun]] |issue=11,357 |location=New South Wales|date=9 December 1954 |accessdate=30 October 2016 |page=33 |via=National Library of Australia}} {{cite news |url=http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article163335136 |title="I Want To Be Evil" |newspaper=[[The Newcastle Sun]] |issue=11,357 |location=New South Wales|date=9 December 1954 |accessdate=30 October 2016 |page=33 |via=National Library of Australia}}</ref>
 
===International star===
 
==Personal life==
Hawkins married actress [[Jessica Tandy]] in 1932, and the couple divorced in 1940. Together they had one daughter, Susan Hawkins (b. 1934).<ref>http://articles.latimes.com/1995-06-18/entertainment/ca-14212_1_jessica-tandy</ref> In 1947, Hawkins married Doreen Lawrence (1919–2013), and they remained married until his death in 1973.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/512405/|title=BFI Screenonline: Hawkins, Jack (1910-1973) Biography|work=screenonline.org.uk}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mandrake/10123675/Widow-of-Jack-Hawkins-dies-aged-94.html|title=Widow of Jack Hawkins dies aged 94|date=17 June 2013|work=Telegraph.co.uk}}</ref> Together they had three children, Caroline (b. 1955),<ref>https://books.google.com/books?id=Ey59RZZaWeYC&pg=PA154&lpg=PA154&dq=caroline+hawkins+daughter+of+jack+hawkins&source=bl&ots=vgjIJM_Tug&sig=9lB7VNikILom94DZyHoYR7KaX5o&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CEUQ6AEwCGoVChMIrY22hvWFyAIVjDo-Ch3_nADM#v=onepage&q=caroline%20hawkins%20daughter%20of%20jack%20hawkins&f=false</ref> Andrew, and Nicholas Hawkins.
 
==Death==