In 1949 as a student at Oxford University, Robert Hardy acted in a short 1940’s film noir movie, Black Legend, directed by fellow student John Schlesinger, who went on to become an Oscar-winning director. The film tells a tale of forbidden love, exposed passion and a multiple murder, inspired by the story behind Combe Gibbet on the Berkshire Hampshire border.
This is a unique opportunity to listen to a great actor and see the early work of the Hollywood legend who went on to direct such classic films as Billy Liar, Darling, Far From The Madding Crowd, Midnight Cowboy, Sunday Bloody Sunday and Marathon Man.
Robert Hardy CBE is one of Britain’s leading actors with a career that has spanned everything from the classics with Laurence Olivier and the Royal Shakespeare Company to his hugely popular television roles in The Troubleshooters and All Creatures Great and Small. More recently he has appeared as the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, in the Harry Potter films. He has the distinction of having played both Churchill and Roosevelt.
Jon Snow is an experienced journalist and presenter and currently presents the award-winning, flagship news programme, Channel 4 News.
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