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Robert Hardy and Shakespeare | The Shakespeare blog

Coriolanus, 1959, the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. Directed by Peter Hall. Menenius (Harry Andrews), Valeria (Vanessa Redgrave) and Virgilia (Mary Ure) witness Volumnia (Edith Evans) raging at the tribunes, Sicinius Brutus (Robert Hardy) and Junius Brutus (Peter Woodthorpe). Photo by Angus McBean. (c) RSC

On Thursday 3 August 2017 one of the UK’s best-loved actors, Robert Hardy, died. His family described him as “Gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified” and most of his admirers would agree. I remember him best as Robert Dudley in the 1971 TV series Elizabeth R to Glenda Jackson’s Queen, just one of his many roles. Late in life he found an entirely new audience through…

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5 comments on “Robert Hardy and Shakespeare | The Shakespeare blog

  1. beetleypete
    08/07/2017

    A distinguished actor of the old school indeed. He led a long and successful life, and left behind an admirable legacy.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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  2. penwithlit
    08/07/2017

    I very much liked his appearances as Winston Churchill as well as his readings of Patrick O’Brien-he is always associated in my mind with the character of John Aubrey.

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    • First Night Design
      08/07/2017

      I always think back to his Churchill when I see others (viz Spall in King’s Speech last night). When did he play Aubrey? I can only think of Dotrice.

      Like

  3. penwithlit
    08/07/2017

    Reblogged this on penwithlit.

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