British character actor David Ryall has died

We are saddened to report that British character actor David Ryall, whose career spanned multiple decades and who portrayed Elphias Doge in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, has died.

His death on December 25 has been confirmed by multiple news outlets, including Radio Times. His cause of death has not yet been released.

Born in 1935, Ryall is well known for his decades-long career on British television, including his role as Grandad in the BBC comedy Outnumbered and his role as Old Bert Middleton in the BBC One series The Village. Additionally, Ryall played the role of Vic in Trollied, which also stars Miriam Margolyes (Professor Sprout), and the footman in Mr. Turner, which stars Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew).

Among those paying tribute to the late actor is Sherlock actor and writer Mark Gatiss, who revealed the news on his Twitter account:

We at MuggleNet send our condolences to Mr. Ryall’s family and friends at this time.

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Mary W.

I am a Slytherin, a lifelong fan of Harry Potter, and a member of MuggleNet staff since 2014. In my Muggle life, I am passionate about human rights, and I love to travel around the world and meet new people.