Humphrey Appleby

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Sir Humphrey Appleby
GCB, KBE, MVO, MA (Oxon)
First appearance "Open Government"
Last appearance "The Tangled Web"
Portrayed by Sir Nigel Hawthorne
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Occupation Permanent Secretary,
Cabinet Secretary
Title Sir
Spouse(s) Lady Appleby

Sir Humphrey Appleby, GCB, KBE, MVO, MA (Oxon), is a character in the British television series Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister. He was played by Sir Nigel Hawthorne. In Yes Minister, he is the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Administrative Affairs (a fictional department of the British government). In the last episode of Yes, Minister, "Party Games", he becomes Cabinet Secretary, the position he retains during Yes, Prime Minister. Nigel Hawthorne that portrays this character won the BAFTA Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance four times: 1981, 1982, 1986 and 1987.

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