Miki Hardy was married with Ian Lavender who was best known for his role at age 22 as Private Pike in Dad’s Army, a BBC sitcom set during World War II, of which he was the last surviving main cast member. When the iconic actor passed away on 2 February 2024, aged 77, he left behind his beloved family, including his wife Miki Hardy.
Ian Lavender’s Wife Miki Hardy
Michele (Miki) Hardy and Ian Lavender married, in 1993.Lavender was a bladder cancer survivor and also survived a heart attack in the summer of 2004. He was colourblind. While working on the play, she met Ian Lavender and became engaged.
Miki’s soon-to-be-husband was famous for playing Dad’s Army’s Private Pike, Three for All’s Carlo and many more. When cast as Pike, a junior bank staffer Captain Mainwaring calls ‘stupid boy’ the actor was 22.
The Channel 5 reality show A Celebrity Taste Of Italy starred Lavender, Rula Lenska, Johnny Ball, Judith Chalmers, and Diana Moran in 2017.
He got sepsis while filming and spent time in an Italian hospital before returning to the UK. Vine produced the mental health radio monologue series Talking Taboos in 2019, including Lavender, Maureen Beattie, Jonathan Harden, Helen Vine, and Rosin Rae.
How old is Miki Hardy?
Miki Hardy is in her late 70s. She holds British nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnicity. She was born in Birmingham, England. Miki is the second wife of Ian Lavender. He was previously married to Suzanne Kerchiss from 1967 to 1976.
Ian Lavender and Miki Hardy grand wedding
Ian and Miki met in the 1970s and decided to get married in 1993. The reason behind their sudden decision was that Ian had been diagnosed with bladder cancer just six days before their wedding.
Despite this health scare, they managed to have a long and happy marriage that lasted for over 30 years until Ian sadly passed away on February 2, 2024.
After his death, Dad’s Army social media account statement reads as, ‘Truly marks the end of an era. We are deeply saddened to hear the passing of the wonderful, Ian Lavender. His wonderful performance as Private Frank Pike will live on for decades to come. He leaves behind a legacy of laughter enjoyed by millions. We will dedicate this year’s tour to his memory. Our thoughts and love are with Ian’s wonderful wife Miki, their family and close friends.’