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Robert Hardy (I) (1925–2017)


One of England's most successful and enduring character actors, with a prolific screen career on television and in films, Robert Hardy was acclaimed for his versatility and the depth of his performances. Born in Cheltenham in 1925, he studied at Oxford University and, in 1949, he joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon. ... See full bio »

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Known For

All Creatures Great and Small
(1978-1990)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
(2005)
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility Sir John Middleton
(1995)

Filmography

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 2015 Joseph's Reel (Short)
Old Joseph
 2010 Inspector Lewis (TV Series)
Sir Arnold Raeburn
- Dark Matter (2010) ... Sir Arnold Raeburn
 2009 Old Harry (Short)
Old Harry
 2009 Margaret (TV Movie)
Willie Whitelaw
 2008 Little Dorrit (TV Mini-Series)
Tite Barnacle
 2008/I Framed
Provost
 2006 Goodbye Mr Snuggles (Short)
Mr. Stiles
 2004/I Making Waves
Father Parry
 2003 MI-5 (TV Series)
Sir John Barry
- Episode #2.4 (2003) ... Sir John Barry (uncredited)
 2003 Lucky Jim (TV Movie)
Professor Neddy Welch
 2002 The Gathering
The Bishop
 2002 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Henry Beaumont
- The German Woman (2002) ... Henry Beaumont
 2002 Thunderpants
Doctor
 2002 The Falklands Play (TV Movie)
Sir Anthony Parsons (HM Ambassador to the UN)
 2002 Shackleton (TV Mini-Series)
Sir James Caird
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Sir James Caird
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Sir James Caird
 2001 The Lost World (TV Movie)
Prof. Illingworth
 2000 Justice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Mr. Justice Morland
 1999 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Robert Cavendish
- Dead Man's Eleven (1999) ... Robert Cavendish
 1999 Nancherrow (TV Mini-Series)
Viscount Berryan
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Viscount Berryan
 1998 Sibirskiy tsiryulnik
Forsten (as Robert Khardi)
 1998 The Tichborne Claimant
Lord Rivers
 1997 Mrs Dalloway
Sir William Bradshaw
 1996 Testament: The Bible in Animation (TV Series)
Abraham
- Abraham (1996) ... Abraham (voice)
 1996 Gulliver's Travels (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Parnell
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Dr. Parnell
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Dr. Parnell
 1995 Look at the State We're In! (TV Mini-Series)
Judge Sutcliffe
- The Status Quo (1995) ... Judge Sutcliffe
- Nanny Knows Best (1995) ... Judge Sutcliffe
- Legal System (1995) ... Judge Sutcliffe
- Local Government (1995) ... Judge Sutcliffe
- Secrecy (1995) ... Judge Sutcliffe
 1994 A Feast at Midnight
Headmaster
 1988-1989 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
Winston Churchill
- Part 12 (1989) ... Winston Churchill
- Part 11 (1989) ... Winston Churchill
- Part 10 (1989) ... Winston Churchill (credit only)
- Part 9 (1989) ... Winston Churchill
- Part 8 (1989) ... Winston Churchill
 1986-1989 Hot Metal (TV Series)
Russell Spam / Twiggy Rathbone / Terrence 'Twiggy' Rathbone
- The Satellite Years (1989) ... Russell Spam / Terrence 'Twiggy' Rathbone
- Unleash the Kracken (1988) ... Russell Spam / Twiggy Rathbone
- Crown of Thorns (1988) ... Russell Spam / Twiggy Rathbone
- The Twilight Zone (1988) ... Russell Spam / Twiggy Rathbone
- The Hydra's Head (1988) ... Russell Spam / Twiggy Rathbone
 1989 Bomber Harris (TV Movie)
Winston Churchill
 1988 Marcus Welby, M.D.: A Holiday Affair (TV Movie)
Dr. Price
 1988 Paris by Night
Adam Gillvray
 1987 Sunday Premiere (TV Series)
Sidney Tolland
- Blat (1987) ... Sidney Tolland
 1987 Bulman (TV Series)
Lord Jonathan Fairfax
- Death by Misadventure (1987) ... Lord Jonathan Fairfax
 1987 Theatre Night (TV Series)
John Garrard
- Make and Break (1987) ... John Garrard
 1987 The Death of the Heart (TV Movie)
Major Brutt
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
General Tilney
 1986 Screenplay (TV Series)
Colonel Chase
- Paying Guests - Part 2 (1986) ... Colonel Chase
- Paying Guests - Part 1 (1986) ... Colonel Chase
 1986 Shades of Darkness (TV Series)
William Drover
- The Demon Lover (1986) ... William Drover
 1985 Jenny's War (TV Series)
Klein
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Klein
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Klein
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Klein
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Klein
 1985 The Shooting Party
Lord Bob Lilburn
 1983 The Cleopatras (TV Mini-Series)
Julius Caesar
- 46 BC (1983) ... Julius Caesar
- 51 BC (1983) ... Julius Caesar
- 80 BC (1983) ... Julius Caesar
 1979-1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
John Fothergill / Sir Malcolm Campbell
- Fothergill (1981) ... John Fothergill
- Speed King (1979) ... Sir Malcolm Campbell
 1981 The Pied Piper of Hamelin (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1980 Between the Covers (TV Movie)
Bruce Baxter
 1980 Twelfth Night (TV Movie)
Sir Toby Belch
 1979 Mrs. Columbo (TV Series)
Stuart
 1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Clayton
- Return of the Fighting 69th (1979) ... Clayton
 1977 Owner Occupied (TV Movie)
Major Friedrich Schmidt
 1977 Supernatural (TV Mini-Series)
Adrian Gall
- Ghost of Venice (1977) ... Adrian Gall
 1977 Raffles (TV Series)
Lord Ernest Belville
- To Catch a Thief (1977) ... Lord Ernest Belville
 1977 The Velvet Glove (TV Series)
Charles Bradlaugh
- The Warrior's Return (1977) ... Charles Bradlaugh
 1976 Meetings, Bloody Meetings (Video short)
Judge
 1976 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series)
George Duggan
- A Lady of Virtue (1976) ... George Duggan
 1976 Victorian Scandals (TV Series)
Mr. Munby
- Hannah (1976) ... Mr. Munby
 1976 Bill Brand (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Marples
- Now and in England (1976) ... Mr. Marples
 1975 Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series)
Sir Guy Paynter
- Such a Lovely Man (1975) ... Sir Guy Paynter
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
King Oswy
- The Coming of the Cross (1975) ... King Oswy
 1974 La gifle
Robert
 1974 Shoulder to Shoulder (TV Mini-Series)
Asquith
- Annie Kenney (1974) ... Asquith
 1974 Love Story (TV Series)
Alec
- Second Partner (1974) ... Alec
 1973 Yellow Dog
Alexander
 1973 Between the Wars (TV Series)
Col. Tonge
- The Greeting (1973) ... Col. Tonge
 1973 Escape to Nowhere
Chief of M.I.5's assistant
 1973 The Death Wheelers
Chief Inspector Hesseltine
 1973 Dark Places
Edward Foster / Andrew Marr
 1972 Demons of the Mind
Zorn
 1972 The Incredible Robert Baldick: Never Come Night (TV Movie)
Robert Baldick
 1972 Young Winston
Prep School Headmaster
 1970-1971 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Christopher Moore / Hugo Zeitmeister
- Who Killed Santa Claus (1971) ... Christopher Moore
- Wolly Wenpol, the Complete Works (1970) ... Hugo Zeitmeister
 1971 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
The Official
- Getting In (1971) ... The Official
 1970 Big Brother (TV Mini-Series)
John Edge
- A Touch of the Jumbos (1970) ... John Edge
 1965-1970 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Albert Purvis / Jason
- Warm Feet, Warm Heart (1970) ... Albert Purvis
- Old Man's Fancy (1965) ... Jason
 1970 The Doctors (TV Series)
Barry Lester
- Episode #1.32 (1970) ... Barry Lester
 1970 Strange Report (TV Series)
Doctor Sanders
- Report 4407: Heart - No Choice for the Donor (1970) ... Doctor Sanders
 1968-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Pontius Pilate / Nick Prockter
- Son of Man (1969) ... Pontius Pilate
- Hello, Good Evening and Welcome (1968) ... Nick Prockter
 1968 The Saint (TV Series)
Walter Faber
- The Desperate Diplomat (1968) ... Walter Faber
 1968 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Ray Malcolm
- Star Quality (1968) ... Ray Malcolm
 1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Adriano
- The Lady Is a Liar (1968) ... Adriano
 1967 Berserk
Detective Supt. Brooks
 1967 How I Won the War
British General
 1966 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
William Oke
- The Phantom Lover (1966) ... William Oke
 1966 The Baron (TV Series)
Curt Hoffman
- A Memory of Evil (1966) ... Curt Hoffman
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Anatol
- Anatol (1965) ... Anatol
 1961-1965 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Philip Weathers / Adam Irwin
- Drama '65: The Vanishing Trick (1965) ... Philip Weathers
- Drama '61: Love and Penguins (1961) ... Adam Irwin
 1962 It Happened Like This (TV Series)
Stanton
- The Diamond Hairslide (1962) ... Stanton
 1962 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
- The Book Bag (1962)
 1962 A Question of Fact (TV Movie)
Paul Gardiner
 1962 The Dark Island (TV Series)
Nicolson
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... Nicolson
- Episode #1.5 (1962) ... Nicolson
- Episode #1.4 (1962) ... Nicolson
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... Nicolson
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... Nicolson
 1961 Rashomon (TV Movie)
The Husband
 1960 An Age of Kings (TV Series)
Henry, Prince of Wales / King Henry V
- Henry IV Part 4: Uneasy Lies the Head (1960) ... Henry, Prince of Wales / King Henry V
- Henry IV Part 3: The New Conspiracy (1960) ... Henry, Prince of Wales
- Henry IV Part 2: The Road to Shrewsbury (1960) ... Henry, Prince of Wales
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1959 Buckskin (TV Series)
Sir Nagel
- The Knight Who Owned Buckskin (1959) ... Sir Nagel
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Oberon
 1958 Torpedo Run
Lt. Redley
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
 1958 The Veil (TV Mini-Series)
George Bosworth
- Vision of Crime (1958) ... George Bosworth
 1955-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
William Herndon / Orsino / Admetus
- Twelfth Night (II) (1957) ... Orsino
- A Life in the Sun (1955) ... Admetus
 1957 The Buccaneers (TV Series)
Lord Hinch
- Flip and Jenny (1957) ... Lord Hinch
 1957 The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (TV Series)
Sir Rupert
- Knights Choice (1957) ... Sir Rupert
 1955 Othello (TV Movie)
Cassio
 1951 Michèle and René (TV Series)
Second Traveller
- Up the River (1951) ... Second Traveller
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing", in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Anthony Quayle, Diana Wynyard, Harry Andrews, Leon Quartermaine, Paul Hardwick, George Rose, William Squire, Penelope Munday, Jill Bennett, Margaret Courtenay, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Robert Khardi

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Daniel Craig] I don't think he's a good actor, but he's very good at jumping. See more »

Trivia:

He became an expert on the longbow when he played Henry V at Stratford. He became a longbow/weapons consultant for the Mary Rose Trust when that 16th c. warship was recovered at Portsmouth, England, UK. See more »

Trademark:

He often played upper-class or middle-class English characters See more »

Nickname:

Tim

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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