Some Joe You Don't Know: An American Biographical Guide to 100 British Television Personalities

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ROBERT HARDY

Robert Hardy is one of those larger-than-life actors, who always seems benevolent even when he is issuing orders. Producers must have recognized that he was tailor-made to play Winston Churchill, although it must be admitted that it is hard to beat Arthur Brough's impersonation of the statesman which he did so often, as Mr. Grainger, on Are You Being Served? Robert Hardy's connection with Winston Churchill goes back a number of years. In 1962 he played the headmaster of the politician's prep school in Young Winston, with Simon Ward as the title character. On November 29, 1974, he was featured on NBC in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of The Gathering Storm, starring Richard Burton as Churchill. Described by Variety ( December 4, 1974) as a "lacklustre affair," The Gathering Storm was notable for Burton's portrayal of a politician for whom he had expressed open contempt.

Burton may have despised Churchill, but it was obvious, with his portrayal in Winston Churchill--The Wilderness Years, that Robert Hardy had great affection for the statesman. Produced by Southern Pictures, the series began filming on September 1, 1980, with a budget of seven million dollars. Set in the period from 1929 to 1939, and costarring Sian Phillips as Churchill's wife, Clementine, the eight-part program was first seen on Masterpiece Theatre beginning on January 16, 1983. Variety ( October 21, 1981) commented,

The character of Churchill is observed with the hindsight knowledge that he was on the eve of becoming one of the great saviors of his nation. These were the years of some of Churchill's best oratory, and it's reflected in much of the dialog.

Although the drama is studded with actor "look-alikes" of prom-

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • A 1
  • B 13
  • C 39
  • D 55
  • E 59
  • F 67
  • G 75
  • H 85
  • Bibliography 117
  • I 121
  • J 123
  • K 141
  • L 147
  • M 161
  • Bibliography 181
  • O 191
  • P 193
  • R 203
  • Bibliography 232
  • T 235
  • W 243
  • General Bibliography 257
  • Index 259
  • About the Author 273
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