Robert Hardy (pictured centre), the star of All Creatures Great and Small who appeared as Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 91, his family has announced.
Robert Hardy passed from this life and onto a farther shore and into a greater light yesterday, 3 August 2017. A greater loss, in my opinion, than many who are better known:
“The family of All Creatures Great and Small star Robert Hardy have paid tribute to the ‘gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified’ actor following his death aged 91.
“The actor was best known for his roles as vet Siegfried Farnon in the BBC show, which was popular in the Seventies and Eighties, and as Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter franchise.”
The late Mr. Hardy was more than just an actor, however gifted:
“Paying tribute, Hardy’s children said: ‘Dad is remembered as a meticulous linguist, a fine artist, a lover of music and a champion of literature, as well as a highly respected historian, and a leading specialist on the longbow.
‘He was an essential part of the team that raised the great Tudor warship The Mary Rose.
‘He is celebrated by all who knew him and loved him, and everyone who enjoyed his work.'”
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord: and let light perpetual shine upon him.