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Harry Potter Actor David Ryall Dies At Age 79

Ryall played Elphias Doge in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" along with various other roles in his five-decade long career.

By Matt Moreno | December 29, 2014

Actor David Ryall, known for his numerous roles on TV and the big screen, has died at the age of 79. 

Ryall had an illustrious, five-decade long acting career, most of which took part in British TV and movies. 

The BBC points out some of his biggest roles being in the movie "The Elephant Man" and TV shows, The Village and Outnumbered.

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Though he may recently be best known as playing Elphias Doge in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1." (Video via Warner Bros. Pictures / "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1")

Ryall's last role, according to IMDb, was playing Dominic Hawk in the 2014 movie "Autómata." (Video via Millennium Entertainment / "Autómata")

"Who else knows about this?" Ryall's character said in the movie.

Actor / writer Mark Gatiss broke the news of Ryall's death on Twitter, saying he passed away on Christmas Day. 

Gatiss's tweet was later followed up by one from Ryall's daughter, Charlie Ryall, confirming the news. Charlie also urged people to remember David's wide-spanning career

No cause of death has yet been reported. He is survived by his three children.

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