Talk:Robert Hardy

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Trafalgar 200[edit]

I noticed that Robert Hardy was doing the narration at the Trafalgar 200 celebrations. I was wondering whether he was related to HMS Victory's Captain Hardy. Jooler 28 June 2005 22:18 (UTC)

Sir Robert??[edit]

I can find no source that says he's been knighted. Why do we call him "Sir" Robert Hardy? -- JackofOz 00:11, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

I dont think he is a knight either just a CBE. The Sir was probably added by someone who doesnt understand the Britsh Honours system I shall remove it but if someone verifies he has been knighted I will put it back Penrithguy 19:31, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Long Bow[edit]

In June 2009 (perhaps earlier) Hardy appeared on the Military Channel "Greatest Ever" series in a segment including the history and use of the longbow. The article begins by mentioning his interest in the longbow but needs more detail. B Tillman —Preceding unsigned comment added by Btillman (talkcontribs) 00:53, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

All Creatures Great and Small[edit]

I see that he's listed in the filmography as having been in Making Waves (a minor role in a very short-lived TV series) but there's no mention of All Creatures Great and Small, in which he played a central character for years. Unless the filmography is meant to include only movies (in which case Making Waves would presumably be excluded) this is a surprising omission. Z57N (talk) 11:56, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Prince Albert[edit]

Unwritten that he played The role of Prince Albert in the television drama series "Edward the Seventh" (1975) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:55, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Added now. Softlavender (talk) 07:22, 9 January 2012 (UTC)


Sir Robert Hardy did appear in "Spooks", second series, episode "Blood and Money". This whas just for one or two brief scenes. But anyway. I'm sorry to say that I don not know the (nameless) title he played. But it was as the "top commander" of Bank of England. Another bankman had problems with Russian maffia and a very large transfer of money. When the problem is introduced to Harry Pierce both these bankmen were present. It's doubtlesly Robert Hardy that acts as the "overall top manager" (or whatever the title is) Boeing720 (talk) 20:13, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Character on Lewis[edit]

Regarding his appearance on the series Lewis, Season 4 Episode 2 "Dark Matter", the paragraph under "Career" says he played "Lord Malcolm", while the list of appearances under Television says he played "Sir Maecolm", and IMDB ( says he played "Sir Arnold Raeburn". I haven't seen the episode so I can't say which is correct; can anyone clarify? GCL (talk) 00:06, 15 March 2013 (UTC)


It appears that Robert Hardy has narrated various audiobooks, but I haven't been able to find a definitive list. Examples include the Aubrey–Maturin series published by HarperCollins [1] and Rumpole of the Bailey published by Chivers Audio Books[2]. If someone can verify these we should probably include them or a reference to them in this article. GCL (talk) 00:30, 15 March 2013 (UTC)


  1. ^ "9780001054707: The fortune of war". Alibris. Retrieved 2013-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Rumpole of the Bailey by John Mortimer audio book". Simply Audiobooks. 

Royal Air Force[edit]

The article mentions that Robert Hardy was in the Royal Air Force during WW II. Was he a pilot? Is there any information as to what exactly he did in the military during the war? This would be interesting information for a biography. (talk) 04:08, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Mention of WWII in connection with the RAF service appears to have been withdrawn. I recall an interview with the Daily Express in the 1980s at time he was starring in Churchill; the Wilderness Years he mentioned he served in the RAF but only long enough in the war to do pilot training - no mention of operational deployment. Did the service come before his university degree or after? Some undergraduates did defer until completing degrees but others interrupted to enlist. He would have been of induction age (18) in late 1943 and deployable age(19) from 1944.Cloptonson (talk) 19:45, 6 August 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 3 August 2017[edit]

Date of death is wrong format at the moment. (talk) 15:18, 3 August 2017 (UTC) Now corrected after the page was protected. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:19, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Done -- There'sNoTime (to explain) 15:22, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Hot Metal in Career section but not TV & Filmography[edit]

Protected page at mo, so I can't edit — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:47, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Well spotted! I've added it to the list ~dom Kaos~ (talk) 16:30, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Cheltenham Literature Festival in 2012. Are these suitable references? citation and — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:57, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Possible addition[edit]

To those of you working on the article you might check and see if there is enough WP:RSed info about RH's involvement with Tale Spinners for Children to include a mention in this article. I'm asking because I still own this LP where he voiced Robin Hood. If not no worries and thanks for your time. MarnetteD|Talk 17:29, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Addition of 'Julius Caesar' in BBC's 'The Cleopatras' 1983 within TV and Filmography (see wiki page for the cleopatras as reference)[edit]

—Addition— Addition of 'Julius Caesar' in BBC's 'The Cleopatras' 1983 within TV and Filmography (see wiki page for the cleopatras as reference)

Removal of File:Robert Hardy Daily Mail.jpg[edit]

The image File:Robert Hardy Daily Mail.jpg was uploaded but then removed. Honestly, let's presume that the image would fail WP:NFCC#2 because Daily Mail fails to credit the author, yet we can treat the image as if it belongs to Daily Mail. BTW, why not adding {{prod}} when removing it? As for WP:NFCC#1, that's a touchy subject for images of recently deceased persons. Pinging Stephen and There'sNoTime about the removal. --George Ho (talk) 10:48, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

@Stephen: I'd like to know why you removed this as a non fair use image yet didn't tag it for deletion as such. Given it is currently passing fair use and not even tagged, I'm going to restore the image so that is stays compliant per WP:NFCC#7. @George Ho: The image passes WP:NFCC#1 per a lengthy search using (which will check all the usual places for a CC-compatible image), and per #2 this use of the image does not replace the original market role (to illustrate an article on the subject). I'd be ecstatic if someone comes up with free image to be used in place of this one, and will even go as far as deleting the image I uploaded myself -- There'sNoTime (to explain) 11:15, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
@There'sNoTime: Daily Mail's credibility is questionable, even with its terms of use prohibiting non-personal usage. I found out that Rex Features owns copyright of this image, verifying that the image may have commercial interests. What will you do with this image? --George Ho (talk) 04:03, 16 August 2017 (UTC)