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  • Robert Hardy RIP

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40818839

  • #2
    Sorry to read this, a great actor I remember fondly as Siegfried Farnon in All Creatures Great And Small. He always put in a great performance.
    R.I.P.

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    • #3
      A great actor. Grew up with All Creatures Great and Small.

      RIP Sir

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      • #4
        A very good actor indeed!

        I'm sure the film industry will miss him and his talent.

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        • #5
          Very sad news...
          a brilliant, wonderfully gifted actor, writer and historian; Longbow specialist historian.

          He was marvellous as Siegfried Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small and as Charles Augustus Milverton opposite Jermey Brett's Sherlock Holmes in The Master Blackmailer.

          A great friend of Richard Burton whom he met at Oxford University and starred with in The Spy Who Came in From the Cold - they both played Churchill with truly magnificent power and panache.

          Loved him as maniacal Twiggy Rathbone in Hot Metal and as the haunted cleric in The Stalls of Barchester.

          I first saw him in the 1962 BBC thriller in The Dark Island and later as Alec Stewart in The Troubleshooters.
          In 1982 Robert wrote and presented one of the finest documentaries I've ever seen: Gordon of Khartoum.

          RIP Robert Hardy CBE, FSA
          Last edited by Mrs_Emma_Peel; 3rd August 2017, 09:40 PM.

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          • #6
            A great actor, sad news, but a long life and a wonderful career, and he seems to have enjoyed good health right to the end.
            Interviewed on his 90th birthday, his only complaint was that he "felt feeble".

            "The Hardy gene pool survived (he has three grown-up children) and he is now in remarkably fine fettle. “My eyesight is very good. And my hearing is top.” Plus he has all his own, distinctive, sandy hair. Though a touch slow footed, he ascends a long staircase to his sitting room with some showiness. “I love stairs. It’s the one thing that keeps your pelvis going,” he says."


            Well done!

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            • #7
              The Guardian obituary

              https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...hardy-obituary

              Nick

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              • #8
                A life in pictures from the Guardian

                https://www.theguardian.com/film/gal...fe-in-pictures

                Nick

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                • #9
                  R.I.P.

                  Yesterday was a bad day, with both Robert Hardy and Hywel Bennett passing. Recently watched Elizabeth R on DVD, he was brilliant as Robert Dudley.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mrs_Emma_Peel View Post
                    Very sad news...
                    a brilliant, wonderfully gifted actor, writer and historian; Longbow specialist historian.

                    He was marvellous as Siegfried Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small and as Charles Augustus Milverton opposite Jermey Brett's Sherlock Holmes in The Master Blackmailer.

                    A great friend of Richard Burton whom he met at Oxford University and starred with in The Spy Who Came in From the Cold - they both played Churchill with truly magnificent power and panache.

                    Loved him as maniacal Twiggy Rathbone in Hot Metal and as the haunted cleric in The Stalls of Barchester.

                    I first saw him in the 1962 BBC thriller in The Dark Island and later as Alec Stewart in The Troubleshooters.
                    In 1982 Robert wrote and presented one of the finest documentaries I've ever seen: Gordon of Khartoum.

                    RIP Robert Hardy CBE, FSA
                    Ah, Hot Metal - the prototype for Drop The Dead Donkey? Quality character actor!

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                    • #11
                      All of the above, especially the tribute by Mrs Emma Peel. Robert Hardy was an actor that in any role you could feel safe with. No super-dramatics, no attempt to put a political slant on. And that was what Robert Hardy was about. Interpretation of the role according to his physical and mental closeness, but not a version just performed to make headlines. And boy-have we had some of those I would imagine!

                      I am especially mindful of the ITV series of the 1970s regarding Churchill. We can just imagine the exacerbation going on in the mind of Winston regarding the conflict with Baldwin. A truly great performer.

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                      • #12
                        From the letters pages of the Guardian.

                        https://www.theguardian.com/film/201...hardy-obituary

                        Nick

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