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Jonathan Hardy (I) (1940–2012)


Bushy-browed, New Zealand-born actor and writer Jonathan Hardy became most familiar to television audiences as the commanding voice of the Jim Henson Creature Shop muppet, Dominar Rygel XVI, the pint-sized , egocentric ruler-in-exile of a galactic empire, in TV's cult series Farscape (1999). His distinctive diction proved ideally suited to lending... See full bio »

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 2012 Magical Tales (TV Series)
Wally
- When You Wish Upon a Chicken (2012) ... Wally
 2009 Big in Japan (Short)
Dr. Timpleton
 2006 Wishbone
Homeless Man
 2005 Severance
Therapy Group
 2004 Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (TV Mini-Series)
Rygel XVI (voice)
 2003 MDA (TV Series)
Justice Tulloch
- A Closer Walk (2003) ... Justice Tulloch
- A Bird in the Hand (2003) ... Justice Tulloch
 2003 Stingers (TV Series)
Stephen Betjeman
- Conversations with the Dead (2003) ... Stephen Betjeman
 2003 The Secret Life of Us (TV Series)
Tribunal Man
- Let the Burning Begin (2003) ... Tribunal Man
 2003 Ned Kelly
The Great Orlando
 2002 Farscape: The Game (Video Game)
Rygel XVI (voice)
 2001 Moulin Rouge!
Man In The Moon
 2000 Camping with Camus (Short)
 2000 Above the Law (TV Series)
Stan the Fingers
- Special Services (2000) ... Stan the Fingers
 1998 State Coroner (TV Series)
Steve Capelli
- Officers & Gentlemen (1998) ... Steve Capelli
 1998 All Saints (TV Series)
Cliff Unwin
- Christmas Spice (1998) ... Cliff Unwin
 1997 Terrain (TV Movie)
Giles Ballard
 1997 Down Rusty Down (Short)
Otis
 1996 My Entire Life
Reverend McIntyre
 1996 Adrenalin Junkies (TV Series)
Mr. Rosenthal
- Episode #1.5 (1996) ... Mr. Rosenthal
 1996 Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (TV Series)
John Archer Sr.
- The Cutting Edge (1996) ... John Archer Sr.
 1996 The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years (TV Movie)
Father Emilio
 1996 Twisted (TV Series)
Roger Mormon
- Borrowing Bazza (1996) ... Roger Mormon
 1995 Mission Top Secret (TV Series)
Bombalini
- The Toymaker (1995) ... Bombalini
 1995 Tunnel Vision
Henry Adams
 1995 G.P. (TV Series)
Robert Houghton
- Relative Strangers (1995) ... Robert Houghton (as Jonathon Hardy)
 1990 Family and Friends (TV Series)
Brother Ignatius
 1990 A Country Practice (TV Series)
Patrick Gardiner
- When a Girl Marries: Part 2 (1990) ... Patrick Gardiner
 1990 More Winners: His Master's Ghost (TV Movie)
Mr. Bretherton
 1990 Bloodmoon
Mayor
 1989 The Delinquents
Magistrate
 1989 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Etienne Reynard
- Submarine (1989) ... Etienne Reynard
 1989 The Flying Doctors (TV Series)
Tyler Wells
- Milk Run (1989) ... Tyler Wells
 1985 Mesmerized
Burley
 1985 Wills & Burke
John Macadam
 1984 Heroes (TV Series)
Shopkeeper
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Shopkeeper
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Shopkeeper
 1984 Death Warmed Over
Ranji Gandhi
 1984 Constance
Randolf Grieve
 1983 Nearly No Christmas (TV Movie)
Mr. Rich (as Jonathon Hardy)
 1982 Lonely Hearts
Bruce
 1982 Klynham Summer
Charlie Dabney
 1980-1981 Prisoner: Cell Block H (TV Series)
Waller / Mr. Potter
- Episode #1.204 (1981) ... Waller
- Episode #1.203 (1981) ... Waller
- Episode #1.161 (1980) ... Mr. Potter
 1981 Under the Mountain (TV Series)
Country Policeman
- Maar (1981) ... Country Policeman (as Jonathon Hardy)
 1979 Mad Max
Labatouche (as Jonathon Hardy)
 1979 The John Sullivan Story (TV Movie)
Vlad
 1978 Against the Wind (TV Mini-Series)
Sam Fitchett
- The Farmer's Friend (1978) ... Sam Fitchett
 1978 The Truckies (TV Series)
- Road Game (1978)
 1977 The Trial of Ned Kelly (TV Movie)
 1977 Bluey (TV Series)
Benny Allman
- The Hydra (1977) ... Benny Allman
 1976 Andra (TV Series)
Shenlyn
 1976 The Devil's Playground
Brother Arnold
 1976 Power Without Glory (TV Series)
Paddy Kelleher
 1974 Rush (TV Series)
Yorkshire Goldminer
- There's Only You Mate and I (1974) ... Yorkshire Goldminer
 1974 Moving On
Anne's Boyfriend
 1972 The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
Groove Courtenay
 1972 Mandog (TV Series)
Halmar
- You Have 30 Seconds (1972) ... Halmar
- On the Run (1972) ... Halmar
- The Consignment (1972) ... Halmar
- There Is No Duncan (1972) ... Halmar
- Mister Makes His Mark (1972) ... Halmar
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