Robert Hardy, the actor best known for his work in the Harry Potter series, has passed away aged 91.
The actor played Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter series, and he is also known for his work in TV Show All Creatures Great And Small.
The news was apparently broken by his family, who said he had a ‘tremendous life’ and ‘a giant career in theatre, television and film spanning more than 70 years’, reports the BBC.
The actor was awarded a CBE in 1981, for services to acting.
He is survived by his three children Emma, Justine and Paul.
His children released a statement, which reads:
Dad is also remembered as a meticulous linguist, a fine artist, a lover of music and a champion of literature, as well as a highly respected historian, and a leading specialist on the longbow.
He was an essential part of the team that raised the great Tudor warship the Mary Rose.
Gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified, he is celebrated by all who knew him and loved him, and everyone who enjoyed his work.
We are immensely grateful to the team at Denville Hall for the tender care they gave during his last weeks.
The legendary actor garnered critical acclaim for his portrayals of Winston Churchill. He was also nominated for a BAFTA.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.