David Ryall, the actor who played Elphias Doge in the “Harry Potter” movies, has passed away.
Ryall, 79, died on Christmas Day, according to tweets from his daughter, Charlie Ryall, and actor Mark Gatiss.
According to Variety, he was an actor for more than 50 years. He appeared in “City of Ember,” “Around the World in 80 Days,” and “The Elephant Man.”
Ryall began playing the Elphias Doge character in 2010 in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.”
The great David Ryall left us on Christmas Day. A twinkling, brilliant, wonderful actor I was privileged to call a friend. RIP.
— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) December 27, 2014
Please take a moment to remember his huge five-decade-spanning career outside of the more well-known TV & film. Not just Harry Potter.
— Charlie Ryall (@charlie_ryall) December 27, 2014