Tag Archives: Robert Hardy

A Word From the Minister

Late last night I was given my overall results for my degree, which means I can give to you that Robert Hardy interview I’ve been promising for a while.

He was absolutely brilliant, such an interesting man with a lot to say and I will be forever grateful that an acting star such as himself took the time out of his day to help a journalism student with their work.

A fair warning though, it’s a bit long.

Anyway, without further ado here it is: Continue reading

Which Would You Like to Read?

Right, in about three weeks I’m finishing my final year of university (AHHH SCARY).

But I promised you all my Robert Hardy interview once it has been marked. I should be getting results back on the 16 July (hopefully a very good belated birthday present from the uni) and when I do I will be posting it on here.

But what do you want to see. Do you want the full unedited interview which extends to beyond 4000 words and will most likely come in two parts or the written up profile piece that is hopefully incredibly eloquent and an enormously enjoyable read?

Robert Hardy: A Far Nicer Man than Fudge

At six this evening I picked up the phone and dialled a number. On the other end was Robert Hardy. A clock near wherever he was sitting chimed away every quarter of an hour.

50 minutes later, after a conversation full of C.S Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, his time on the Harry Potter set and an impression of Alfonso Cuaron I was hanging up.   Continue reading

What does One Say to an Ex Minister of Magic?

This is just a very quick post about my major project again (I promise I’ll write about something else soon) but I just got off the phone with another agent/publicist (which believe me is a massive breakthrough, a year ago I would have been terrified of phoning a complete stranger).

This Friday I’m going to be interviewing Robert Hardy over the phone. He played Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter series but aside from the he’s a BAFTA winner and was awarded a CBE in 1981. To anyone not brought up in the Harry Potter generation he’s most well-known for his role as Winston Churchill or perhaps Siegfried Farnon in the TV series All Creatures Great and Small (yes I have just done a nifty bit of research).

I’m nervous, it’s not everyday you get to speak to the Minister of Magic, guess I could be a political correspondent after all!

Also, before I go I want to say how sad I am to hear about Whitney Houston. I’m not going to pretend that I listened to her music or was a massive fan, but she was still relatively young and she was talented and it’s a shame when anybody dies. R.I.P.

And one last thing. Happy Valentine’s Day!