OUR HONORARY PATRON:
SIR NIGEL HAWTHORNE
Sir Nigel graciously accepted the position of Honorary Patron
of Salmac Productions in September of 1997. Through his encouragement
and belief in our company's ideals, goals and work during the
four years we had the privilege of his support, we had the honour
of enjoying a Patron of enormous talent and dedication, which
continued until his passing in December 2001.
An extraordinarily gifted actor with a large body of work
to his credit, Nigel became a household name through his BAFTA
award-winning portrayal of the self-interested, scheming civil
servant "Sir Humphrey Appleby" in the TV series' Yes,
Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, both
of which were shown around the globe. He later went on to win
film success with his performance in the title role of The
Madness of King George, which earned him another BAFTA
award and an Oscar nomination.
A beautiful stage actor, Nigel's theatre credits span five
decades and dozens of roles. As a result of his encouragement,
our theatre arm, Incognita Enterprises came to life just after
his passing, and is committed to producing work that does justice
to his memory in the medium he truly loved.
Nigel's advice, support, generosity and kindness formed the
foundation for our company's work, ethics and aspirations. He
was an invaluable ally, and we are grateful and humbled to have
had his stamp of approval.
His name continues to be listed as Honorary Patron, out of
respect for his great capacity to care for, encourage and support
others in the acting and filmmaking industries, of which we were
but one group of many individuals.
A shining example to all as an actor and a man, he will be
sadly missed, but his memory will live on in our work and our
thoughts, and in the many roles he played so beautifully.
This production of Chasing Pegasus (a play in ten chords)
is dedicated with love and gratitude to Sir Nigel's memory as
a small token of appreciation for his personal and irreplaceable
support of Creative Director, Sally McLean.
We shall never see his like again.
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