Hardy, Jonathan 1940–

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HARDY, Jonathan 1940–


Born September 20, 1940, in Wellington, New Zealand.


Agent—RGM Associates, 64–76 Kippax St., Level 2, Suite 202, Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010, Australia.


Actor, writer, and director. Appeared in stage productions.

Awards, Honors:

Australian Film Institute Award, best screenplay, original or adapted, 1980, and Academy Award nomination, best writing, screenplay based on material from another medium, 1981, both with others, both for Breaker Morant; Mystfest Award (with others), best artistic contribution, 1982, for The Scarecrow; Film Award, best short film performance, New Zealand Film and Television awards, 2001, for Camping with Camus.


Television Appearances; Series:

Harmar, Mandog, BBC, beginning c. 1972.

Shenlyn, Andra, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, beginning c. 1976.

Himself, Butterfly Island, [Australia], beginning c. 1988.

Brother Ignatius, Family and Friends, 9 Network (Australia), beginning c. 1990.

Voice of Dominar Rygel XVI, Farscape (also known as Far Horizon), Sci–Fi Channel, 1999–2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Paddy Kelleher, Power without Glory, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1976.

Father Emilio, The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years, ABC, 1996.

Voice of Rygel XVI, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (also known as The Farscape Miniseries), Sci–Fi Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

The Trial of Ned Kelly, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1977.

Vlad, The John Sullivan Story, 9 Network (Australia), 1979.

Mr. Bretherton (a caretaker), More Winners: His Master's Ghost, [Australia], 1990.

Giles Ballard, Terrain, [Australia], 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Voice of Dominar Rygel XVI, Farscape Undressed, Sci–Fi Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Benny Allman, "The Hydra," Bluey, 7 Network (Australia), 1977.

Colonel Flynn, "Story of a Shaggy Dog," Young Ramsay, 7 Network, 1977.

Mr. Potter, Prisoner, syndicated, 1980.

Waller, Prisoner, syndicated, 1981.

Etienne Reynard, "Submarine," Mission: Impossible, ABC, 1989.

Tyler Wells, "Milk Run," The Flying Doctors, 9 Network (Australia), 1989.

Patrick Gardiner, "When a Girl Marries," A Country Practice, 7 Network, c. 1990.

John Archer, Sr., "The Cutting Edge," Snowy River: The McGregor Saga, The Family Channel, 1994.

Mr. Rosenthal, Medivac, 10 Network (Australia), 1996.

"Borrowing Bazza," Twisted Tales (also known as Twisted), 9 Network, 1996.

Cliff Unwin, "Christmas Spice," All Saints, 7 Network, 1998.

Steve Capelli (some sources cite Jack Bailey), "Officers & Gentlemen," State Coroner, 10 Network, 1998.

Kahaynu, "Look at the Princess: I Do, I Think," Farscape (also known as Far Horizon), Sci–Fi Channel, 2000.

Kahaynu, "Look at the Princess: The Maltese Crichton," Farscape (also known as Far Horizon), Sci–Fi Channel, 2000.

Stan the fingers, "Special Services," Above the Law, 10 Network, 2000.

Justice Tulloch, "A Bird in the Hand," MDA, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2003.

Justice Tulloch, "A Closer Walk," MDA, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2003.

Stephen Betjeman, "Conversations with the Dead," Stingers, 9 Network, 2003.

Tribunal man, "Let the Burning Begin," The Secret Life of Us, 10 Network, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Voice of Dominar Rygel XVI, Farscape, USA Network, 1999.

Television Puppeteer:

Farscape (pilot), USA Network, 1999.

Farscape (series; also known as Far Horizon), Sci–Fi Channel, 1999–2004.

Film Appearances:

Groove Courtenay, The Adventures of Barry McKenzie, Longford Productions, 1972.

Brother Arnold, The Devil's Playground, 1976.

Joe Speight, The Mango Tree, 1977.

Police commissioner Labatouche, Mad Max, Orion, 1979.

Bruce, Lonely Hearts, Samuel Goldwyn, 1982.

Charlie Dabney, The Scarecrow (also known as Klynham Summer), Oasis, 1982.

Randolf Grieve, Constance, 1984.

Doctor Max, The Lie of the Land, 1985.

John Macadam, Wills and Burke—The Untold Story (also known as Wills & Burke), Greater Union, 1985.

Ranji Gandhi, Death Warmed Up, 1985.

Burley, Mesmerized (also known as Shocked), 1986.

Magistrate, The Delinquents, Warner Bros., 1989.

Mayor, Bloodmoon, Carolco Pictures, 1990.

Henry Adams, Tunnel Vision, 1995.

Otis, Down Rusty Down, 1996.

Reverend McIntyre, Mr. Reliable (also known as Mr. Reliable: A True Story and My Entire Life), 1996.

Camping with Camus (short film), 2000.

Man in the moon, Moulin Rouge! (musical), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2001.

The great Orlando, Ned Kelly (also known as Ned Kelly: Public Enemy No. 1), Focus Features, 2004.

Film Work:

Associate to the director, Return to Snowy River Part II, The Legend Continues, Buena Vista, 1988.

Director, Backstage, Skouras Pictures, 1988.


Video Games:

Voice of Rygel XVI, Farscape: The Game (also known as Farscape: War & Peacekeepers), Simon & Schuster Interactive, 2002.



(With Bruce Beresford and David Stevens) Breaker Morant, New World, 1980.

Constance, 1984.

Backstage, Skouras Pictures, 1988.

Teleplays; Series:

The Adventures of Skippy, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, c. 1991–92.