, who played Elphias Doge inHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
, hasdied at the age of 79
. The actor, whose five-decade career spanned TV, film and theatre,passed away on Christmas Day
led the tributes to David on Twitter, writing: "The great David Ryall left us on Christmas Day. A twinkling, brilliant, wonderful actor I was privileged to call a friend. RIP."
David's actress daughterCharlie Ryall
thanked those who had sent their support on the social media site."Thank you to @Markgatiss and everyone who has sent kind words of love & encouragement about my Dad, the brilliant David Ryall," she tweeted."Please take a moment to remember his huge five-decade-spanning career outside of the more well-known TV & film," she added, acknowledging David's varied acting achievements. "Not just Harry Potter. Not that I don't love Harry Potter. I do, I do. But there's so much more."
David starred in TV shows includingThe Village
and films includingThe League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse
andAround the World in 80 Days