Terrence Hardiman, who performed the lead function in youngsters’s sequence The Demon Headmaster, has died on the age of 86, his agent has stated.
Hardiman was additionally recognized for different roles in exhibits comparable to The Crown, Doctor Who and Wallander.
His demise was introduced “with great sadness” by his brokers Scott Marshall Partners, which added he was a “beloved client and much-loved stage and screen actor”.
His function in 1996 present The Demon Headmaster noticed him hypnotising his victims whereas working a college, and was a much-loved CBBC programme which was based mostly on the books by Gillian Cross.
Hardiman reprised his function within the 2019 reboot for a cameo look.
He was additionally a longtime stage actor, and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company within the Seventies.
In The Crown in performed Doctor Evans within the second season of the present, in addition to starring as a former prime minister, Ramsay Macdonald, in Gandi in 1982, alongside Ben Kingsley.
Hardiman additionally appeared in an episode of Bergerac in 1985, and Minder in 1982, in addition to 57 editions of Crown Court and 12 episodes of Secret Army.
The actor was born in 1937 in east London and later studied English at Fitzwilliam College at Cambridge.
He is survived by his spouse Rowena and his youngsters.