Re: [SCA-Archery] Robert Hardy's Day Job
- I remember Robert Hardy from long before that, when he co-starred as
Robert Dudley (the Earl of Leicester) in the marvelous 1971 mini-series
"Elizabeth R". In one scene, he even shoots a longbow.
Scott B. Jaqua wrote:
>Well Monday night we went to the movies. It being a tradition of the
>last few years for my Lady Wife and I to see the most recent films, the
>Monday after they open ( a much nicer theater experience).
>And there big as life was Mr Hardy, reviving his role as the minister of
>magic in the latest Harry Potter film.
>Funny thing is we were with a movie buff friend that is also in the SCA
>(but not an archer). She knows who Robert Hardy is, but not his
>connection to archery and medieval Arms and Armour research in general.
>I recall the first time I saw Robert Hardy on Film. It was the BBC's
>production of All Creatures Great and Small. So it would appear that Mr
>Hardy has a literary bent in choosing the roles he plays.
>I also recall finding The Longbow during our 1988 trip to London, and
>the day trip down to see the Mary Rose. This was before Amazon and
>before you could easily use the Internet to track down any book you
>wanted. So we bought a case of the books from the Mary Rose Trust.
>Brought them back to Caid and sold them at our cost (we were merchants
>of other items at the time, but decided the to offer the books at cost
>as a service). As I recall, a lot of local archers were happy to snap
>those up. Oh! and also the Tower Armoury video featuring Robert Hardy too :)
>An amazing man, successful actor and historical scholar. A worthy
>example to many SCA folks. Never, ever be a one trick pony!