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==Career==
He was born at 45 Lyndhurst Road, [[Wood Green]], in what is now [[Haringey]], London, the son of a builder. He was educatededucate at Woodst Green'sMichael [[Woodsideprimary High School, Wood Greenscho|Trinity County Grammar School]], where, aged eight, he joined the school choir.<ref name="Brit">{{Cite web |url=http://www.britmovie.co.uk/actors/Jack-Hawkins |title=Profile of Jack Hakwins at britmovie.co.uk |access-date=7 March 2015 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20150325194647/http://www.britmovie.co.uk/actors/Jack-Hawkins |archive-date=25 March 2015 |url-status=dead |df=dmy-all }}</ref>Schoo
aged eight, he joined the school choir.<ref name="Brit">{{Cite web |url=http://www.britmovie.co.uk/actors/Jack-Hawkins |title=Profile of Jack Hakwins at britmovie.co.uk |access-date=7 March 2015 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20150325194647/http://www.britmovie.co.uk/actors/Jack-Hawkins |archive-date=25 March 2015 |url-status=dead |df=dmy-all }}</ref>
 
By the age of ten Hawkins had joined the local operatic society, and made his stage debut in [[Patience (opera)|Patience]] by [[Gilbert and Sullivan]]. His parents enrolled him in the [[Italia Conti Academy]] and whilst he was studying there he made his London stage debut, when aged eleven, playing the Elf King in ''[[Where the Rainbow Ends]]'' at the [[Holborn Empire]] on Boxing Day, December 1923, a production that also included the young [[Noël Coward]].<ref name="Brit"/> The following year aged 14 he played the page in a production of ''[[Saint Joan (play)|Saint Joan]]'' by [[George Bernard Shaw]].<ref name="jack"/> Five years later he was in a production of ''[[Beau Geste]]'' alongside [[Laurence Olivier]].<ref name="guardian"/>
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