RIP Robert Hardy

Actor Robert Hardy passed away this week.

Robert Hardy as General Tinley

With his instantly recognisable voice and British bulldog manner, Robert Hardy enjoyed a distinguished acting career which spanned eight decades.  

By the time he endeared himself to television audiences in the BBC’s All Creatures Great and Small, he had already carved out a reputation as one of Britain’s most versatile actors.  

While his earlier career gave him a firm grounding in the theatre his best known roles were in front of the camera – particularly in television, a medium he obviously enjoyed.  

He became something of a specialist in the role of Sir Winston Churchill, playing the great man on half a dozen occasions as well as being in demand to reproduce the wartime leader’s voice.

-From BBC’s Obituary for Robert Hardy. You can read the full obit here.

Besides all his wonderful rolls he portrayed General Tinley in the 1987’s Northanger Abbey and Sir John Middleton in 1995’s Sense and Sensibility.

Robert Hardy as Sir John Middleton

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