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Hardy with Imelda Staunton as Fudge in Harry Potter

Robert Hardy AKA Cornelius Fudge Has Died at 91

Robert Hardy, the actor best known for his role as Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the ‘Harry Potter’ series, has died aged 91.

 

Hardy as Churchill

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Apart from ‘Harry Potter,’ Hardy was also known for his portrayal of vet Siegfried Farnon on beloved 1970’s BBC drama ‘All Creatures Great and Small,’ one of the BBC’s most popular shows ever, and for his multiple portrayals of Winston Churchill. He won a BAFTA for his work on  the 1981 ITV series ‘Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years.’ 

 

Hardy in All Creatures Great and Small

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In a statement, his children described him as “gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified,” saying that “he is celebrated by all who knew him and loved him, and everyone who enjoyed his work.”

 

Our thoughts are with his family and friends. 

 

Featured Image Courtesy of The Guardian