Harry Potter actor Robert Hardy has died at the age of 91, his family has said. They paid tribute to the actor whose theatre, film and television career spanned 70 years.
His children – Emma, Justine and Paul – said:
“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 [a London retirement home for actors] for the tender care they gave during his last weeks.”
Hardy was also known for his many portrayals of Winston Churchill and as the irascible vet Siegfried Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small.