Robert Hardy Biography (1925-)

Born October 29, 1925, in Cheltenham, England; son of Henry Harrison and Jocelyn (maiden name, Dugdale) Hardy; married Elizabeth Fox (marriage ended); married Sally Pearson. Education: Attended Magdalen College, Oxford. Addresses: Contact-- Chatto & Linnit, Globe Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W.1, England. Career: Actor. Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, England, member, 1949. Mary Rose Trust, longbow and weapons consultant. Addresses: Contact: Chatto & Linnit, Globe Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W.1, England.

Birth Details
October 29, 1925
Cheltenham, England

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Claudio, Much Ado about Nothing, Phoenix Theatre, London, 1952
  • Dick Frewer, The River Line, Lyric (Hammersmith) Theatre, then Strand Theatre, both London, 1952
  • Lord Chamberlin, Henry VIII, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1953
  • Laertes, Hamlet, Old Vic Theatre, 1954
  • Sebastian, Twelfth Night, Old Vic Theatre, 1954
  • Titus Lartius, Coriolanus, Old Vic Theatre, 1954
  • Ariel, The Tempest, Old Vic Theatre, 1954
  • Duncan, Macbeth, Old Vic Theatre, 1954
  • Dumaine, Love's Labour's Lost, Old Vic Theatre, 1954
  • Hortensio, The Taming of the Shrew, Old Vic Theatre, 1954
  • Thomas Mowbray and the Bishop of Carlisle, Richard II, Old Vic Theatre, 1955
  • Prince Henry, Henry IV, Parts I and II, Old Vic Theatre, 1955
  • Admetus, A Life in the Sun, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1955
  • Martin, Someone Waiting, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1956
  • Lieutenant Willis Seward Keith, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Hippodrome, London, 1956
  • Byron, Camino Real, Phoenix Theatre, 1957
  • Jeremy Paget, Four Winds, Cort Theater, New York City, 1957
  • King of France, All's Well That Ends Well, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1959
  • Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, 1959
  • Sicinius Velutus, Coriolanus, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, 1959
  • Edmund, King Lear, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, 1959
  • Rosmer, Rosmerholm, Comedy Theatre, London, 1960
  • Count, The Rehearsal, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, then Globe Theatre,both London, 1961
  • Martin Lynch-Gibbon, A Severed Head, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, thenCriterion Theatre, London, 1963
  • Title role, Henry V, Ravinia Theatre, Illinois, 1964
  • Title role, Hamlet, Ravinia Theatre, 1964
  • Sir Harry Wildari, The Constant Couple, Prospect Productions, NewTheatre, 1967
  • Robert, I've See You Cut Lemons, Fortune Theatre, London, 1969
  • Dr. Wicksteed, Habeas Corpus, Lyric Theatre, 1974
  • Major Tours
  • Pierre, The Captain's Lamp,1955
  • Film Appearances
  • Lieutenant Redley, Torpedo Run, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1958
  • Carlton, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Paramount, 1965
  • Detective Superintendent Brooks, Berserk(also known as Circus of Blood and Circus of Terror), Columbia, 1967
  • British general, How I Won the War, United Artists, 1967
  • Chief Inspector Hesseltine, Pyschomania(also known as The DeathWheelers, The Frog, and The Living Dead), Scotia, 1971
  • Zorn, Demons of the Mind(also known as Blood Evil, BloodWill Have Blood, and Nightmare of Terror), Cinemation, 1971
  • Malcolm Morris, 10 Rillington Place, Columbia, 1971
  • Headmaster, Young Winston, Columbia, 1972
  • The assistant, Le Silencieux(also known as Escape to Nowhere and The Silent One), [France and Italy], 1972
  • Professor Dirkson, Night of the Lepus, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972
  • Sir Bertilac, Gawain and the Green Knight(also known as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight), United Artists, 1973
  • Alexander, Yellow Dog, Akari, 1973
  • Edward/Andrew, Dark Places, Cinerama, 1974
  • Robert, La Gifle(also known as The Slap and Lo Schiaffo), Gaumont, 1974
  • Lord Bob Liburn, The Shooting Party, European Classics, 1984
  • Paris by Night, Cineplex Odeon Films, 1988
  • Year of the Comet, Columbia, 1992
  • Headmaster, A Feast at Midnight, LIVE Entertainment, 1994
  • Professor Krempe, Frankenstein(also known as Mary Shelley'sFrankenstein), TriStar, 1994
  • Sir John Middleton, Sense and Sensibility, Columbia, 1995
  • Lord Rivers, The Tichborne Claimant, Redbus Film Distribution, 1997
  • Sir William Bradshaw, Mrs. Dalloway(also known as Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway), First Look Pictures Releasing, 1997
  • Forsten, The Barber of Siberia(also known as Le Barbier de Siberie, Il Barbiere di Siberia, and Sibirsky Tsiryul'nik),Intermedia Film Distribution/Worldwide Distribution, 1998
  • Lord Caversham, An Ideal Husband,1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Orsino, Twelfth Night,1957
  • The Lady Is a Liar(also known as Theatre 625: The Lady Is a Liar), 1968
  • Pontius Pilate, Son of Man(also known as Wednesday Play: Son ofMan), 1969
  • Getting In(also known as Thirty-Minute Theatre: Getting In), 1971
  • Von Ribbentrop, The Gathering Storm(also known as Churchill: The Gathering Storm and Walk with Destiny), 1974
  • The Secret Agent,1975
  • Caesar and Claretta(also known as Private Affairs: Caesar and Claretta), 1975
  • Title role, Fothergill,1981
  • King Richard, The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood, CBS, 1984
  • Jenny's War, syndicated, 1985
  • Churchill, The Woman He Loved, CBS, 1988
  • Dr. Price, Marcus Welby, M.D.: A Holiday Affair, NBC, 1988
  • Siegfried Farnon, All Creatures Great and Small: Brotherly Love,1990
  • Charles Augustus Milverton, The Master Blackmailer,1991
  • Viscount Berryann, Nancherrow(also known as Rosamunde Pilcher--Das Grosse Erbe), 1999
  • Miniseries
  • An Age of Kings,1960
  • Coriolanus, The Spread of the Eagle(also known as Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, and Julius Caesar), 1963
  • Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester, Elizabeth R,1971
  • Asquith, Shoulder to Shoulder,1974
  • Prince Albert, Edward the King(also known as Edward the Seventh and The Royal Victorians), 1975
  • Title role, Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years,1981
  • Herr Klein, The Far Pavilions(also known as Blade of Steel), HBO, 1984
  • Winston Churchill, War and Remembrance, ABC, 1989
  • Dr. Parnell, Gulliver's Travels, NBC, 1996
  • Chancellor Griswold, The 10th Kingdom, NBC, 2000
  • Series
  • Alex Stewart, The Troubleshooters(also known as Mogul), 1966-67 and 1969
  • Abwehr Sergeant Gratz, Manhunt,1969
  • S. to S.,1974
  • Siegfried Farnon, All Creatures Great and Small,1977-79
  • Russell Span/Terrence "Twiggy" Rathbone, Hot Metal,1986
  • Episodic
  • "The Knight Who Owned Buckskin," Buckskin,1959
  • Hoffman, "A Memory of Evil," The Baron,1966
  • Walter Faber, "The Desperate Diplomat," The Saint,1968
  • Himself, The Morecambe and Wise Show,1969
  • Dr. Sanders, "Heart: No Choice for the Donor," Strange Report,1971
  • George Duggan, "A Lady of Virtue," The Duchess of Duke Street,1976
  • Lord Belville, "To Catch a Thief," Raffles,1977
  • Major Brutt, "The Death of a Heart," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1985
  • General Tilney, "Northanger Abbey," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1987
  • Fairfax, "Death by Misadventure," Bulman,1987
  • Narrator, "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," Long Ago and Far Away(animated), PBS, 1989
  • "Richard Burton: In from the Cold" (also known as "In from the Cold"), Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1989
  • Charles Augustus Milverton, "Sherlock Holmes: The Master Blackmailer," Mystery! PBS, 1993
  • Robert Cavendish, "Dead Man's 11," Midsomer Murders,1993
  • Arthur Brooke, "Middlemarch," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1994
  • Judge Sutcliffe, "Legal Systems," Look at the State We're In!1995
  • Sir Herbert Hamilton, Bramwell II,1996
  • Sir Herbert Hamilton, "Bramwell," Mobil Masterpiece Theatre, PBS,1996
  • Andrew Baydon, "Twilight of the Gods" (also known as "Inspector Morse, Series IX: Twilight of the Gods"), Mystery! PBS, 1996
  • Voice of Abraham, "Abraham," Testament: The Bible in Animation, HBO, 1997
  • Also appeared as George Bosworth, "Vision of Crime," The Veil.
  • Specials
  • Sir Toby Belch, Twelfth Night(also known as BBC Television Shakespeare: Twelfth Night), BBC, 1980
  • Title role, Winston Churchill, PBS, 1986
  • Voice, The Churchills, PBS, 1996
  • Host, Castle Ghosts of England, The Learning Channel, 1996
  • Host, Castle Ghosts of Wales, The Learning Channel, 1997
  • Host, Castle Ghosts of Scotland, The Learning Channel, 1997
  • Host, Castle Ghosts of Ireland, The Learning Channel, 1997
  • Screenplays
  • Author of the documentaries Horses in Our Blood, The Longbow, and The Picardy Affair.
  • Other Writings
  • Author of the book Longbow: A Social and Military History.

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Nov 27, 2011 @ 3:03 am
A truly wonderful actor with the ability to add 'presence' to any role.

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