Actor David Ryall dies on Christmas Day 2014
Veteran British character actor David Ryall, who’s best known as “Harry Potter’s” Elphias Doge, died on Christmas Day 2014 . He was 79.
The actor’s career spans more than five decades and covers film, TV and theater. His movie credits include 2008’s “City of Ember,” 2004’s “Around the World in 80 Days” and 1980’s “The Elephant Man.”
Ryall replaced Peter Cartwright as Elphias Doge in 2010’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.” His character was a close friend of Albus Dumbledore in addition to being a Ministry of Magic jurist and an Order of the Phoenix member.
Most recently, he was perhaps best known on the small screen as Frank — the grandfather who suffers from dementia — in the BBC comedy “Outnumbered.”
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by Michael Frayn
Wyndham's Theater, London, UK
Photograph by Elliott Franks
David Ryall - right
Glyn Gain - left