Actor Robert Hardy is interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs.
Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor Robert Hardy.
He became a household name as the vet Siegfried Farnon in the hit TV series All Creatures Great and Small and, to a younger generation, he is the Minister of Magic in the Harry Potter films. But the role he is best known for is Winston Churchill - he won a Bafta for his performance in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years. He believes actors are born rather than made and his own ambitions crystallised when, as a very young boy, he was a page boy at a wedding: "I walked down the aisle with my head held high and as I went, every eye was turned towards me and something inside me said, "That's it, get every eye on you".
Producer: Leanne Buckle.
What is a Friend For?
Composer: Harold Arlen
- House of Flowers - 1955.
- CBS Special products.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven’s 7th symphony in A Major - 2nd movement
Artist: BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanini.
- Toscanini: Works by Beethoven, Cherubini & Mozart.
Composer: Enya/ Lyrics by Roma Ryan
The Waltz from the Symphonie Fantastique
Artist: The Paris Orchestra conducted by Semyon Bychkov
- Berlioz: Carnaval Romain/Symphonie Fantastique.
Poulenc -Suite Francaise -Pavanne
Artist: The National Orchestra of France conducted by Charles Dutroit
- Poulenc: Concert Champetre.Sinfonietta.
Sibelius 6th Symphony in D Minor - The 4th movement Release: Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6
Artist: City of Birmingham Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven - String Quartet in B flat- 2nd movement
Artist: The Medici String Quartet
- Beethoven: String Quartet Op.130.
Artist: The Westminster Abbey Choir, the BBC Singers & London Brass conducted by Martin Baker
- Archive recording 8 July 1998 of Century of Martyrs celebrations..
- Commissioned by Westminster Abbey.
The Great Warbow - Robert Hardy & Matthew Strickland
Young lady in profile 1495 - De Predis
|Interviewed Guest||Robert Hardy|
- Sun 20 Nov 2011 11:15
- Fri 25 Nov 2011 09:00