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His family said Hardy had a “tremendous life” and “a giant career in theatre, television and film spanning more than 70 years”, according to the BBC.
Hardy played senior vet Siegfried Farnon in hit BBC series All Creatures Great And Small from 1978-1990.
He also found a new generation of fans when he was cast as Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter franchise.
He played Winston Churchill several times, most famously in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981), for which he won a Bafta, but also in Bomber Harris (1989) and War And Remembrance (1988) and an episode of Agatha Christie’s Marple (2006). »
Hardy died on Thursday, according to his family who confirmed the news to Variety. “Gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified,” the family’s statement read, “he is celebrated by all who knew him and loved him, and everyone who enjoyed his work.”
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Hardy played Cornelius Fudge, the Minister for Magic, in four Harry Potter films beginning with “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” in 2002. He reprised the role in 2004’s “Prisoner of Azkaban,” 2005’s “Goblet of Fire,” and 2007’s “Order of the Phoenix.”
The actor also played Winston Churchill several times throughout his career, including in ITV’s eight-part series “Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years.” But his television career’s crowning achievement came in the role of Siegfried Farnon on »
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Known for his roles in BBC series All Creatures Great And Small, and the Harry Potter movies — as well as myriad portrayals of Winston Churchill — British actor Robert Hardy has died. His family told the BBC today that Hardy had a “tremendous life.” He was 91. Hardy’s career spanned more than 70 years, and saw him recognized for six incarnations of Churchill including in 1981’s PBS mini Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years; 1988’s ABC miniseries War And Remembrance… »
The actor’s family said he lived “tremendous life” with “a giant career in theatre, television and film spanning more than 70 years,” according to the outlet.
Born October 29, 1925 in Gloucestershire, England, Hardy played Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge in four Harry Potter films — 2002’s Chamber of Secrets, 2004’s Prisoner of Azkaban, 2005’s Goblet of Fire and 2007’s Order of the Phoenix.
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