Robertson Hare

John Robertson Hare (17 December 1891 – 25 January 1979) was an English comedy actor, popularly known as Bunny, who came to fame in the Aldwych farces. He is known for routinely losing his trousers on-stage, at which point he would utter his catchphrase "Oh Calamity". He is best remembered by modern audiences for his performances as the Archdeacon in the popular sitcom, All Gas and Gaiters. Hare began his acting career on the stage. He regularly was featured in the long-running series of Aldwych farces in the 1920s and 30s. He made his first screen appearance in 1930, appearing in many of the film versions of the Aldwych farces, such as Turkey Time (1933) and A Cup of Kindness (1934), but his appearance in All Gas and Gaiters, at the age of 75, was his television debut. He continued to play the role into his eighties.


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