Robert Hardy (1925-2017)

Cornelius Fudge and Dumbledore

By Steve Green: Robert Hardy (1925-2017): British actor, died August 3, aged 91, best known to fans as Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter movies.

Genre appearances include The Adventures of Sir Lancelot (one episode, 1957), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1959), Mystery and Imagination (one episode, 1966), Demons of the Mind (1972), Dark PlacesGawain and the Green Knight (both 1973), Supernatural (one episode, 1977), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (one episode, 1979), The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1981, narrator), Shades of Darkness (one episode, 1986), Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994), Testament: The Bible in Animation, (one episode, 1996, voice), Gulliver’s Travels (both episodes of miniseries, 1996), The 10th Kingdom (seven episodes, 2000), The Lost World (2001), Thunderpants (2002), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Joseph’s Reel (2015).

8 thoughts on “Robert Hardy (1925-2017)

  1. I think his best endearing role for me was as Siegfried Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small a long running series about a British rural vet practice set between the Wars.

  2. I concur, he’ll always be Siegfried Farnon for me. With his brother Tristan played by Peter Davidson.

  3. All Creatures Great and Small was a fixture of my childhood. Mostly because it was filmed in the Dales, where our family’s farm is, so we would watch to see who and what we would recognise.

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