Death of Robert Hardy. In later years he suffered from cancer of the colon, but recovered to resume as busy a career as ever, including film work. "All they did was make Siegfried explode and be bad-tempered. He made his professional debut at the Memorial theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1949, touring to Australia as Banquo in Macbeth, and making his first London mark as Claudio in John Gielgud’s revival of Much Ado About Nothing at the Phoenix in 1952. Video, Doctors expect 'Covid catastrophe' in Syria. Posted on August 3, 2017, at 1:15 p.m. He once reflected: "The ego may be essential for survival in the wilderness of acting, but it's something that requires a great deal of control if you're going to make a success of life. But his range was not confined to costume drama. ", We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Robert Hardy, who played Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge. Guestbook. He was prickly to a fault and, by his own admission, “difficult to live with”. Beached: Can rescuers save this dolphin in time?
“Gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified, he is celebrated by all who knew him and loved him, and everyone who enjoyed his work," they wrote. • Timothy Sydney Robert Hardy, actor, born 29 October 1925; died 3 August 2017, Actor who starred on TV in All Creatures Great and Small and became associated with the role of Winston Churchill. So very sad to hear about Robert Hardy. War and Remembrance – When it comes to playing Winston Churchill, I'm not sure that anyone did it better than Robert Hardy. So very sad to hear about Robert Hardy. He played Churchill in French, in Paris, in a play called Celui Qui A Dit Non (1999). Timothy Sydney Robert Hardy was born in Cheltenham on 29 October 1925. He played in countless contemporary works on television, though he never gained a foothold in Hollywood. He was once asked what was needed to be successful in such a competitive profession.
He wrote two books on the history of the weapon as well as presenting a BBC documentary on the subject. His choice of records included Beethoven, Poulenc, Berlioz, Sibelius – and Pearl Bailey singing What Is a Friend For? Last modified on Tue 19 Dec 2017 20.53 GMT. Robert Hardy as Churchill, with Siân Phillips as his wife Clementine, in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, 1981. In 1978, Hardy took the part of the irascible but good-natured Siegfried Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small, the long-running BBC series based on James Herriot's best-selling books. “The great joy of acting,” he said, “is getting into the part, which is why I enjoy playing people who actually lived.” His patrician manner and gloriously disdainful bearing meant that he specialised in high-born politicians, diplomats and royalty: Prince Albert, Gordon of Khartoum, Mussolini, several Shakespearean kings and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, all fell naturally within his compass. Â© 2020 BBC. He became something of a specialist in the role of Sir Winston Churchill, playing the great man on half a dozen occasions as well as being in demand to reproduce the wartime leader's voice.
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