Bob Hardy

There are actors who immerse themselves in a part--and then there is Robert Hardy. When this classical actor got the role of Henry V on both the stage and the TV series "An Age of Kings," he actually trained to be an ... Read more »
Born: 10/29/1925

Filmography

Actor (66)

An Ideal Husband (William P Cartlidge) 2014 (Movie)

Lord Caversham (Actor)

Edward the King 2014 (Movie)

Prince Albert (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 (Movie)

Cornelius Fudge (Actor)

The Camden 28 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lassie 2006 (Movie)

Judge Murray (Actor)

The Sittaford Mystery 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 (Movie)

Cornelius Fudge (Actor)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 (Movie)

Cornelius Fudge (Actor)

The Gathering 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bertie and Elizabeth 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Foyle's War 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 (Movie)

Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge (Actor)

Lucky Jim 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Thunderpants 2001 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Dead Man's Eleven 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barber of Siberia 1999 (Movie)

Forsten--Military Instructor (Actor)

Mrs. Dalloway 1998 (Movie)

Sir William Bradshaw (Actor)

The Tichborne Claimant 1998 (Movie)

Lord Rivers (Actor)

Bramwell II 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Testament: The Bible in Animation 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Bramwell 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Sense and Sensibility 1995 (Movie)

Sir John Middleton (Actor)

A Feast at Midnight 1994 (Movie)

Headmaster (Actor)

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 1994 (Movie)

Professor Krempe (Actor)

Middlemarch 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Long Ago and Far Away 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

Narrator

Sherlock Holmes: The Master Blackmailer 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Year of the Comet 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Richard Burton: In From the Cold 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Marcus Welby, MD -- A Holiday Affair 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Paris By Night 1989 (Movie)

Adam Gillvray (Actor)

Northanger Abbey 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Death of the Heart 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Winston Churchill 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Death of the Heart 1985 (Movie)

Major Brutt (Actor)

The Shooting Party 1983 (Movie)

Lord Bob Lilburn (Actor)

Kate Loves a Mystery 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Twelfth Night 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gathering Storm 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Escape to Nowhere 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dark Places 1972 (Movie)

Edward Foster (Actor)

Night of the Lepus 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Young Winston 1972 (Movie)

Prep School Headmaster (Actor)

Le Silencieux 1971 (Movie)

Assistant (Actor)

10 Rillington Place 1970 (Movie)

Malcolm Morris (Actor)

Demons of the Mind 1970 (Movie)

Baron Friedrich Zorn (Actor)

Berserk 1967 (Movie)

Detective Superintendent Brooks (Actor)

How I Won the War 1967 (Movie)

British General (Actor)

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold 1965 (Movie)

Carlton (Actor)

Torpedo Run 1958 (Movie)

Lieutenant Redley (Actor)

Castle Ghosts of England (TV Show)

Actor

Castle Ghosts of Ireland (TV Show)

Actor

Castle Ghosts of Scotland (TV Show)

Actor

Castle Ghosts of Wales (TV Show)

Actor

Death In Holy Orders (TV Show)

Actor

Elizabeth R (TV Show)

Actor

Gulliver's Travels (TV Show)

Actor

Jenny's War (TV Show)

Actor

Shackleton (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Kingdom (TV Show)

Actor

The Churchills (TV Show)

Voice

The Far Pavilions (TV Show)

Actor

The Woman He Loved (TV Show)

Actor

Twilight of the Gods (TV Show)

Actor

War and Remembrance (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

There are actors who immerse themselves in a part--and then there is Robert Hardy. When this classical actor got the role of Henry V on both the stage and the TV series "An Age of Kings," he actually trained to be an expert with the longbow. He even went on to write two books about the history of the longbow and created a documentary on the Battle of Agincourt (Henry V's famous victory over the French, for which historians largely credit the English king's tactical use of the longbow). Hardy later rose to prominence on TV with his portrayal of entrepreneur Alec Stewart on "Mogul" (original title, "The Troubleshooters"), a tale of corporate intrigue involving an oil company. In the 1970s and '80s, he became best known to television audiences for his performance as Siegfried Farnon on the extremely popular veterinarian drama "All Creatures Great and Small," though he received his most widespread critical acclaim for playing Winston Churchill. In fact, Hardy played the stalwart war-time leader five times, most notably in the award-winning "Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years." Time and again, Hardy has displayed the requisite gravitas to play powerful but flawed men, whether they be President Franklin D. Roosevelt or Cornelius Fudge, the fussy and paranoid Minister of Magic in the "Harry Potter" franchise.

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