Delaval Astley, 23rd Baron Hastings

The Lord Hastings
Born Delaval Thomas Harold Astley
(1960-04-25)25 April 1960
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Veronica M. Smart
Parent(s) Edward Astley, 22nd Baron Hastings

Delaval Thomas Harold Astley, 23rd Baron Hastings (born 25 April 1960) is an English baron, actor and farmer.


Delaval Astley was born on 25 April 1960 to Lord Edward Delaval Henry Astley, the 22nd Baron Hastings, and Catherine "Nicki" Hinton, Lady Astley.[1] Delaval's father Edward was a prominent member of the British government under the Conservative administrations of the 1960s and a noted philanthropist and patron of the arts.[2] Delaval Astley inherited the ancient baronial title upon the death of his father in April 2007, becoming the 23rd Baron Hastings and 13th Baronet Astley.[2] The most recent Astley family seat was at Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland, prior to its being sold to the National Trust in December 2009.[3] Lord Hastings is married to Veronica M. Smart, now Lady Astley, and the couple have one son and two daughters.


For some years he played the character of Cameron Fraser in the long-running British radio drama The Archers.[1] Lord Hastings now resides near Letheringsett in the Norfolk area, where he is currently a farmer and businessman. He has been involved in a variety of local projects, such as the Holt Festival. In 2014, Lord Hastings donated to the Festival and was named a Platinum Ambassador for his contributions.[4]


Peerage of England
Preceded by
Albert Edward Delaval Astley,
22nd Baron Hastings
Baron Hastings
Succeeded by

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