Hardy was also known for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in at least half a dozen TV series and films
File photo dated 29/10/15 of Robert Hardy, star of All Creatures Great and Small and the Harry Potter films, who has died at the age of 91, his family has announced. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday August 3, 2017. See PA story DEATH Hardy. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire, photo: PA Wire/Nick Ansell via AP
03 of August 2017 13:22:30
LONDON – Robert Hardy, a veteran British stage and screen actor who played Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the "Harry Potter" movies, has died. He was 91.His family said Hardy died Thursday after "a tremendous life: a giant career in theater, television and film spanning more than 70 years."Born in 1925, Hardy served in the Royal Air Force during World War II and studied at Oxford University, where he became friends with another aspiring actor, Richard Burton.He began his career after the war in Shakespearean roles onstage in Stratford-upon-Avon.