Beloved Harry Potter Actor Dies

August 03, 2017Aug 03, 2017

Robert Hardy, known for his roles in “Harry Potter” and “All Creatures Great & Small,” has passed away on Thursday. The British actor was 91.

Hardy had a 70-year career in theater, television, and film, and fans all over are mourning his death. IMDB called Hardy one of England’s “most successful and enduring character actors.”

The actor is best known for his role of Cornelius Fudge in “Harry Potter.” His most critically acclaimed performance was when he played the title character in “Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years.”

The actor studied at Oxford University, learning under notable writers including C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. His time at university was interrupted when he joined the Royal Air Force, but he later returned to earn a BA in English with Honors before beginning a long career in acting.

Hardy’s family announced his death early Thursday morning. No details have been released yet.

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