Robert Hardy 1925-2017

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Robert Hardy 1925-2017

PostThu Aug 03, 2017 5:23 pm

Wonderful character actor has passed away. He suffered a fall back in 2013 during a play. Known today by younger generations for Harry Potter, some of us older people remember him from All Creatures Great and Small. I remember him doing some marvelous scenery chewing in an episode of The Saint tv show.
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Re: Robert Hardy 1925-2017

PostThu Aug 03, 2017 7:04 pm

sepiatone wrote:Wonderful character actor has passed away. He suffered a fall back in 2013 during a play. Known today by younger generations for Harry Potter, some of us older people remember him from All Creatures Great and Small. I remember him doing some marvelous scenery chewing in an episode of The Saint tv show.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/a ... actor-dies" target="_blank


One of my favorite British actors. He portrayed Winston Churchill in more than one miniseries. His bombastic Siegfried on ALL CREATURES is a television classic.
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Re: Robert Hardy 1925-2017

PostFri Aug 04, 2017 6:02 am

One of our family's favorites! My wife and I were motoring along a gorgeous but treacherous Devon, England road a number of years back, a one and a half laner with very high hedgerows along the side. These roads are bad enough in a small car, but here comes a very large old open top 20's green automobile from the other direction, and who do you think was at the wheel?! It was Robert Hardy, with a huge smile on his face, and he was driving as if he owned the road!
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Re: Robert Hardy 1925-2017

PostFri Aug 04, 2017 8:40 am

R Michael Pyle wrote:One of our family's favorites! My wife and I were motoring along a gorgeous but treacherous Devon, England road a number of years back, a one and a half laner with very high hedgerows along the side. These roads are bad enough in a small car, but here comes a very large old open top 20's green automobile from the other direction, and who do you think was at the wheel?! It was Robert Hardy, with a huge smile on his face, and he was driving as if he owned the road!


I can see that.....

Hardy was possibly the only actor to have played both Churchill and FDR in several TV series.
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Re: Robert Hardy 1925-2017

PostFri Aug 04, 2017 12:31 pm

R Michael Pyle wrote:One of our family's favorites! My wife and I were motoring along a gorgeous but treacherous Devon, England road a number of years back, a one and a half laner with very high hedgerows along the side. These roads are bad enough in a small car, but here comes a very large old open top 20's green automobile from the other direction, and who do you think was at the wheel?! It was Robert Hardy, with a huge smile on his face, and he was driving as if he owned the road!


What a wonderful story. He'll always be Cornelius Fudge to my students, but I love his Sir John Middleton in Sense and Sensibility, still my favorite screen adaptation of Austen. When he studied at Oxford, his professors included J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis; no wonder he was so erudite in interviews! RIP.
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Re: Robert Hardy 1925-2017

PostFri Aug 04, 2017 6:54 pm

Here's his New York Times obituary:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/movi ... ottom-well

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Re: Robert Hardy 1925-2017

PostSat Aug 05, 2017 8:22 am

boblipton wrote:Here's his New York Times obituary:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/movi ... ottom-well" target="_blank

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Re: Robert Hardy 1925-2017

PostWed Aug 09, 2017 8:02 pm

He was Detective Superintendent Brooks in Joan Crawford's next-to-last theatrical movie, 1967's BERSERK.

Hardy and the film's male lead, Ty Hardin, would both die a half-century later on the same day.

Shades of David Niven and Raymond Massey in 1946's A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH/STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN - both died on July 29, 1983.
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