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Jonathan Hardy as Labatouche in Mad Max, 1979
20 September 1940|
Wellington, New Zealand
|Died||30 July 2012
Southern Highlands, New South Wales, Australia
|Occupation||Actor, writer, director|
Hardy trained as an actor in Britain, and worked for the Royal National Theatre among other British theatre companies. He returned to his home of New Zealand in a touring production of The Comedy of Errors with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and remained to help expand the country's theatre industry. He later emigrated to Australia.
Hardy was part of the cast in the first public performance of Kenneth G. Ross's important Australian play Breaker Morant: A Play in Two Acts, presented by the Melbourne Theatre Company at the Athenaeum Theatre, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on Thursday, 2 February 1978.
- "Kiwi actor Jonathan Hardy dies aged 71". The New Zealand Herald. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
- "ATC mourns actor Jonathan Hardy". voxy.co.nz. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
- "Oscar-nominated NZer Jonathan Hardy dies". ninemsn. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
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