Trevor Bentham

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Trevor Bentham
Born (1943-10-11) October 11, 1943 (age 73)
England, UK
Occupation Screenwriter, stage manager
Partner(s) Nigel Hawthorne
(1979–2001; Hawthorne's death)

Trevor Bentham (born October 11, 1943) is an English former stage manager and screenwriter. He is a screenwriter of works including A Month by the Lake (filmed in 1995)[1] and The Clandestine Marriage (in 1998).

For 22 years, he was the partner of the late renowned English actor Sir Nigel Hawthorne. They met in 1968 when Bentham was stage-managing the Royal Court Theatre. From 1979 until Hawthorne's death in 2001, they lived together in Radwell near Baldock and latterly at Thundridge, both in Hertfordshire, England. The two of them became fund raisers for the North Hertfordshire hospice and other local charities.[2]

Bentham was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy in 1997.


  1. ^ Holden, Stephen (22 September 1995). "A Month By the Lake (1995) film review; Romance in the Sun, Foiled and Then Unfoiled". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Payne, Stewart (27 December 2001). "Sir Nigel Hawthorne dies of heart attack aged 72". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 

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