Edward Hardwicke

Edward Hardwicke

Highest Rated: 97% Shadowlands (1993)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Scarlet Letter (1995)

Birthday: Aug 07, 1932

Birthplace: London, England, UK

London native Edward Hardwicke was born to actor parents--Sir Cedric Hardwicke and Helena Pickard. He made his Hollywood screen debut as a 10-year-old in the 1943 Victor Fleming film "A Guy Named Joe." He then returned to England where he attended the Stowe School, served in the Royal Air Force, and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He returned to acting in films in 1954 with appearances in "Hell Below Zero" and "The Men of Sherwood Forest." Hardwicke focused more on live performances in the 1960s, however, acting at the Nottingham Playhouse, the Oxford Playhouse, and Laurence Olivier's National Theatre. In 1965, he played Montano in the screen version of "Othello," which furthered his film and television career into the 1970s. His breakthrough TV role came in 1972 playing Captain Pat Grant on the critically acclaimed series "Colditz" and quickly followed with a starring role on "My Old Man" in 1974. After making the rounds guest starring on television for the rest of the 1970s, Hardwicke earned a role in the Golden Globe-nominated mini-series "Oppenheimer" in 1980, and then his gentlemanly mannerisms helped him land the role of Dr. Watson in the 1986 series "The Return of Sherlock Holmes." Hardwicke parlayed a long career as a TV character actor into supporting roles in films during the 1990s and 2000s. Some of his more notable parts were in 1995's "The Scarlet Letter," 1998's "Elizabeth," and 2005's "Oliver Twist."

Highest rated movies

Hollow Reed
Photographing Fairies
Oliver Twist
The Black Windmill
The Scarlet Letter




61% 63% Oliver Twist Mr. Brownlow (Character) $2M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hollow Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Ludovico H. Holly (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 22% Parting Shots Dr. Joseph (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 8% Appetite Jonathan (Character) - 1998
82% 86% Elizabeth Earl of Arundel (Character) $30.1M 1998
82% 74% Photographing Fairies Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Character) - 1997
83% 56% Hollow Reed High Court Judge (Character) $265.6K 1996
13% 41% The Scarlet Letter Gov. John Bellingham (Character) $10.4M 1995
97% 89% Shadowlands Warnie Lewis (Character) $25M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes: The Last Vampyre Doctor Watson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eligible Bachelor Doctor Watson/Dr Watson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Master Blackmailer Doctor Watson (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 68% The Hound of the Baskervilles Dr. John Watson (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 44% The Sign of Four Dr. Watson/Dr. John Watson (Character) - 1987
43% 32% Venom Lord Dunning (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 17% The Odd Job Inspector Black (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Guilty Gifford (Character) - 1974
50% 37% The Black Windmill Mike McCarthy (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape From Colditz Capt. Pat Grant (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 20% Otley Lambert (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 33% A Flea in Her Ear Pierre Chandebisse (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alchemists Richard Bannerman (Character) - 0


No Score Yet No Score Yet Holby City Roy Manders (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet David Copperfield Unknown (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alchemists Richard Bannerman (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ruth Rendell Mysteries Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Dr. Watson (Character) 1991-1994 1988 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovejoy Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Colditz Unknown (Character) 1972-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet H.G. Wells' Invisible Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1959


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