Rasmus Hardiker

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Rasmus Hardiker
Born Rasmus Kip Hardiker
(1985-01-31) 31 January 1985 (age 29)
Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005-present

Rasmus Kip Hardiker[1] (born 31 January 1985) is an English actor from Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. He played Raymond in Steve Coogan's sitcom Saxondale and Ben in the Jack Dee comedy Lead Balloon. Hardiker was also in the BBC3 sketch series The Wrong Door.

Personal life[edit]

Hardiker was born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England.[2] He attended Mere Green Combined School as a young child and performed in the school's production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as Willy Wonka. He also attended the Arthur Terry School where he played main parts in several productions. He is a former member of the National Youth Theatre.


He began his professional career as Philip Chase in the BBC's adaptation of The Rotters' Club, playing the son of Mark Williams and Sarah Lancashire, the latter then paying for his entry in Spotlight actor's directory. After a series of minor roles in popular UK TV series such as ITV1's The Bill and Afterlife as well as the BBC's Funland and Doctors.

Hardiker also appeared in the David Mitchell and Robert Webb comedy film Magicians and in I Want Candy, both in 2007. In 2008 he appeared opposite Charity Wakefield in the short film Beachcombers, and Lecture 21, an Italian-made English language film.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Rotters' Club Philip Chase
2005 Afterlife James Episode: "More Than Meets the Eye"
2005 ShakespeaRe-Told: Much Ado About Nothing Vince
2005 Funland Hitman 4 episodes
2005 A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets Ned Bounty
2005 The Bill Martin 1 episode
2006 Doctors Josh Parrish Episode: "Fiddler on the Roof"
2006–2007 Saxondale Raymond
2006–2011 Lead Balloon Ben
2007 The Lift Rocco
2007 The Good Samaritan Phil
2007 New Tricks Sean Episode: "Father's Pride"
2007 Christmas at the Riviera Luke
2007 The Wrong Door Various characters
2008 Micro Men Shop assistant
2013 Dude, That's My Ghost! Spencer Wright (voice) Main character


Year Title Role
2006 Starter for 10 University Challenge competitor
2007 Magicians Dwight
2007 I Want Candy Christi
2008 The Beachcombers
2008 Lezione 21 Broderip
2008 Faintheart
2009 Huge Josh
2011 Your Highness Courtney
2012 Cockneys vs Zombies Terry Macguire


  1. ^ Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916-2005.; at ancestry.com
  2. ^ http://www.sundaymercury.net/entertainment-news/celebrity-news/2008/11/23/rasmus-hardiker-the-big-interview-66331-22317919/

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