Film Director Jonathan Hardy Dies at 71

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According to Dallas Speculative Fiction Examiner, Pat Hauldren, actor Jonathan Hardy, 71, died on Monday, July 30, 2012.

Actor with New Zealand Origin

Hardy, according to Wikipedia, was born in New Zealand.

This man’s talents included acting, writing and film directing.

This multi-talented artist is probably best known to international audiences, but try to find one fan, anywhere, who does not remember his work.

Films

Academy Awards
Academy Awards

In film, Hardy’s work included The Devil’s Playground (1976), Mad Max (1979), Mr. Reliable (1996) and Moulin Rouge! (2001).

Awards

Hardy wrote the screenplay for the film Breaker Morant (1980) for which he received an Australian Film Institute award and was nominated for an Academy Award.

Film Director

The movie Backstage (1988), starring Grammy winner Laura Branigan, was directed and written by Hardy.

Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman in 2010, had worked with Hardy

Voice Actor

Jonathan Hardy was also a voice actor, as he provided the voice of Dominar Rygel XVI in the science fiction television series “Farscape.”

Other Actors and Condolences to Hardy Family

Ewen McGregor
Ewen McGregor in 2000, he worked with Hardy

No photos are available of Mr. Hardy, but to see him view the video. In it he was visiting the Farscape Convention 2007.

Condolences go to Jonathan Hardy’s family, friends and fans.