Jeremy Hawk

Jeremy Hawk (20 May 1918 15 January 2002) was a character actor with a long career in music halls and on London's West End stage.

Early life

Hawk was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. His real name was Cedric Lange, but changed it when he entered RADA. He was already nicknamed "Hawk" because of the shape of his nose. His first marriage was to Tuli Hawk and they had a daughter, Berenice Hawk. He subsequently married actress Joan Heal, with whom he had a daughter, the actress Belinda Lang.[1]


Hawk appeared on television as straight man to Benny Hill, Arthur Askey, Norman Wisdom and Sid Caesar as well as hosting the ITV programme Criss Cross Quiz and the junior version for children's television from 1957 to 1962. He later presented the improvisation comedy show Impromptu. He also appeared in several films, including Lucky Jim (1957).[2] He found little other work though is remembered for a long running famous Cadbury's chocolate tropical style advert in the 1970s: "Nuts, who-le ha-zelnuts. Cadbury's take 'em and they cover 'em in chocolate". He died, aged 83, in Reading, Berkshire.



  1. "History of TV game shows". Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  2. "Internet Movie Database entry". Retrieved 2008-03-19.
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