Rod Hardy

Rod Hardy

Highest Rated: 100% Thirst (1979)

Lowest Rated: 41% December Boys (2007)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Australian television director Rod Hardy showed an early interest in filmmaking, shooting his first shorts at age 12 with an 8mm camera. He broke into television in 1974, directing episodes of the Australian TV cop drama "Division 4." After helming a string of TV programs, Hardy took on his first feature film, the 1979 vampire thriller "Thirst," which earned some praise but was a box office failure. Disheartened, Hardy dove back into Australian television. After directing a string of episodes of the long-running Australian soap opera, "Neighbors," Hardy got his chance in the United States, helming a couple of episodes of the popular spy series "Mission: Impossible." From there he directed a number of TV movies, steadily repairing his reputation as a long-form director. In 1999 his made-for-TV Western about two cons on the run, "Two for Texas," was awarded a Bronze Wrangler award in the Television Feature Film category. He became respected in the TV industry for his masterful directing of such popular programs as the sci-fi procedural drama "The X-Files," the sci-fi space adventure "Battlestar Galactica," and the Robin Hood-style crime drama "Leverage." In 2007, Hardy briefly drew notice with his comedy-of-age tale "December Boys," which starred the wildly famous star of the "Harry Potter" franchise, Daniel Radcliffe. However, his would-be comeback failed when the film, despite winning the CGS Award for Best Film, was berated by critics and generally deemed a box office flop. He continues to work in television.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
41% 52% December Boys Director $46.5K 2007
50% 63% High Noon Director - 2000
No Score Yet 60% Two for Texas Director - 1998
No Score Yet 16% Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Director - 1998
No Score Yet 40% Robinson Crusoe Director - 1997
No Score Yet 30% An Unfinished Affair Director - 1996
No Score Yet 67% Buffalo Girls Director - 1995
No Score Yet 33% The Yearling Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Name Is Kate Director - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lies and Lullabies Director - 1993
No Score Yet 36% Rio Diablo Director - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Love and Hate Director - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Only Way Out Director - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadows of the Heart Director - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Capricorn Director - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eureka Stockade Director - 1981
100% 42% Thirst Director - 1979

TV

Credit
89% 80% The Quest Director 2015
93% 75% Supernatural Director 2010
No Score Yet 88% The Mentalist Director 2009
92% 88% Leverage Director 2009
No Score Yet 50% In Plain Sight Director 2008
95% 93% Battlestar Galactica Director 2005-2008
10% No Score Yet The Mountain Director 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Director 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Director 2003
No Score Yet 35% JAG Director 2002-2003
57% No Score Yet Robbery Homicide Division Director 2002
74% 86% The X-Files Director 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Director 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buffalo Girls Director 1995
0% No Score Yet E.A.R.T.H. Force Director 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible Writer 1989