Robert Hardy on his Former Role as Cornelius FudgeMovies
Actor Robert Hardy has given a new interview, where he discusses his former role as Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge for the Harry Potter series. Confirming the part of Fudge is not in the upcoming HBP, Mr. Hardy reflects back on the joy he had when working on the set with his fellow Potter actors. Quotage:
I loved my time as Cornelius Fudge, Minister for Magic, but my
character has now been erased! I knew it would happen, because he's
quite a good part in the book, but there was no way they were ever
going to fit everything into one film.
Robert Hardy also mentions some of the issues facing him as an older actor working in films (he is now 83 years old).
Every time I do something now, I have to jump the medical hurdle.
The doctors usually say, 'Good God, is that how old you are?' then they
report to the insurers, who immediately cry, 'Help!'