Jonathan Hardy Movies and Career Information
Sep 20, 1940
Actor and Writer
Jonathan Hardy is a New Zealand-born actor, writer and director. He was part of the cast in the first public performance of Kenneth G. Ross's important Australian play Breaker Morant: A Play in Two Acts, presented by the Melbourne Theatre Company at the Athenaeum Theatre, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on Thursday, 2 February 1978. His film work includes The Devil's Playground, Mad Max, Mr. Reliable and Moulin Rouge!. Hardy wrote the screenplay for the film Breaker Morant for which he received an Australian Film Institute award and was nominated for an Academy Award. In 1986 . Hardy directed and wrote the movie Backstage starring the Grammy winning Laura Branigan. He is probably best known to international audiences, however, for providing the voice of Dominar Rygel XVI in the science fiction series Farscape. He has also been a valuable member of the Cool Shite panel on the "(Cool) Shite on the Tube" podcast.