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Re: [SCA-Archery] Robert Hardy's Day Job

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  • John Rossignol
    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
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      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.

      John

      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!
      >
      >Njall
      >
      >
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