Harry Potter actor Robert Hardy (91) dies
Robert Hardy, whose career in stage, TV and film roles spanned more than 70 years, has died at the age of 91.
The star was best-known more recently for playing Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter movies.
His children Emma, Justine and Paul read: "Dad is also remembered as a linguist, a fine artist, a lover of music and a champion of literature.
"Gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified, he is celebrated by all who knew him and loved him."
They said he will perhaps be best remembered for two roles: as Siegfried Farnon in All Creatures Great And Small.