'Harry Potter' Actor David Ryall Dies

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 11:34 AM PST, December 28, 2014
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British actor David Ryall died on Christmas Day at the age of 79.

Ryall is perhaps most famous for playing Elphias Doge, a wizard in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, but as his daughter Charlie tweeted, his career spanned five decades and he starred in much more than this one film.

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Ryall began his career on stage at the National Theater after receiving a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art back in 1962.

Since then he has appeared in numerous British TV series including The Singing Detective, Outnumbered, and The Village. He also starred in films, The City of Ember and Around the World in 80 Days.

Ryall is survived by his daughters Charlie, 28, Imogen, 47, and son Jonathan, 48.

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