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12/28/2014 12:20 pm ET Updated Dec 29, 2014

David Ryall, 'Harry Potter' Actor And Legendary British Film & TV Star, Dies At 79

Veteran British film and television star David Ryall died on Thursday at age 79.

Ryall, who began his lengthy acting career in the 1960s, was perhaps best known by American audiences for his role as Elphias Doge in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1." The late actor's other credits include "City Of Embers," "Around the World in 80 Days" and "The Elephant Man." Ryall's most recent include a small role in 2014's "Mr. Turner" and a part in "Autómata," which featured Antonio Banderas.

Ryall's daughter, Charlotte "Charlie" Rydall, paid tribute to her father on her Twitter account on Saturday and encouraged followers to remember her father's various roles:

"Sherlock" actor Mark Gatiss also tweeted a message about Ryall:

In addition to Charlotte, Rydall is survived by his other two children, Jonathan and Imogen.

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