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Edward Hardwicke

Edward Hardwicke (born August 7, 1932; sometimes credited as Edward Hardwick) is a British actor, the son of Sir Cedric Hardwicke and actress Helena Pickard.

Hardwicke was born in London, and studied acting at RADA. He had made his film debut as a teenager, but remained very much in his father's shadow until becoming familiar to television audiences in the 1970s drama series, Colditz, in which he played Pat Grant, a character based on the real-life war hero, Pat Reid.

In 1986, Hardwicke took on the role of Dr. Watson from David Burke in the Granada Television adaptations of the Sherlock Holmes stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, alongside Jeremy Brett. He became permanently associated with the role, also playing it on the West End stage with Brett in The Secret of Sherlock Holmes.

He has appeared in various films, including Ian McKellen's 1995 version of Richard III, Shadowlands, Elizabeth, Love Actually and Roman Polanski's Oliver Twist.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Edward Hardwicke Facts

BirthdayAugust 7, 1932 (89)
BirthplaceUnited Kingdom
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Edward Hardwicke compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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