He acted in William Shakespeare
's play, "Othello", in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Godfrey Tearle
, John Slater
, Diana Wynyard
, George Rose
, Clement McCallin
, Michael Gwynn
, Paul Hardwick
, Jill Bennett
, Michael Bates
, Edmund Purdom
and Robert Shaw
in the cast.
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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[on his role as Cornelius Fudge in Harry Potter] I was kicked out in the end because I was just too expensive. It was great fun while it lasted, the boys and girls were all absolutely splendid. I had a ball fooling around with old friends like Maggie Smith
. Thanks to those films I get the most extraordinary amount of fan mail from all over the world, even China.
He is the father of three children: son, Paul Hardy, from his first marriage, daughters Emma Hardy
(actress and photographer) and Justine Hardy
(journalist and author) from his second marriage. He has four grandchildren.
Playing patrician figures with hidden depths of melancholy or spite, always with perfect diction