Robert Hardy Biography

Birthday: 1925-10-29
Place of Birth: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: One of England's most enduringly successful character actors, Robert Hardy is noted for his versatility and depth. Born in Cheltenham in 1925, he studied at Oxford University and, in 1949, he joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon. Television viewers most fondly remember him as the overbearing Siegfried Farnon in "All Creatures Great and Small" (1978) but his most critically acclaimed performance was as the title character of "Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years" (1981). His portrayal of Britain's wartime leader was so accurately observed that, in the following years, he was called on to reprise the role in such productions as The Woman He Loved (1988) (TV) and "War and Remembrance" (1988). Unlike some British character actors, Hardy has never been recognized by Hollywood and his work in films has therefore been restricted to appearances in predominantly British-based productions such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965), Frankenstein (1994) and Sense and Sensibility (1995). He has been awarded the CBE for services to acting.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Dark Island Nicolson 1962 - 1962
Elizabeth R Robert Dudley (Earl of Leicester) 1971 Drama
Victorian Scandals 1976 Drama
All Creatures Great and Small Siegfried Farnon 1978 - 1990 Comedy
Middlemarch Arthur Brooke 1994 Drama
Sense and Sensibility Sir John Middleton 1995 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold 1965 0
How I Won the War 1967 Comedy
The Shooting Party 1985
War and Remembrance Winston Churchill 1988 Drama
Paris by Night 1989 Drama, Thriller
Sense and Sensibility Sir John Middleton 1995 Biography
A Feast at Midnight 1995 Comedy, Drama, Family
Mrs Dalloway 1998 Drama, Romance
Sibirskiy tsiryulnik Forsten 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Nancherrow 1999 Drama, Romance
An Ideal Husband Lord Caversham 1999
The Tichborne Claimant Lord Rivers 1999 Drama
The 10th Kingdom Chancellor Griswold 2000 Adventure, Comedy, Family
Thunderpants 2002 Comedy, Family
The Gathering The Bishop 2003 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Cornelius Fudge 2004 0, 0
Making Waves Father Parry 2004 Comedy
Framed Provost 2008 Thriller
Frankenstein Professor Krempe 2015 Reality Tv