The actor passed away on Christmas Day (December 25, 2014) but no more information has been given.
David Ryall had a five decade career across film, television and theatre. He is know for his performances in films like The Elephant Man, The Woman In Black and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1.
David Ryall shall also be remembered for his role in television series like The Village and Outnumbered.
Daughter Charlie Ryall said: “Please take a moment to remember his huge five decade spanning career outside of the more well known television and film.”
Mark Gatiss, who directed David Ryall in a telefilm titled, The Tractate Middoth (2013), took on to Twitter and wrote, “David Ryall a twinkling, brilliant, wonderful actor I was privileged to call a friend. RIP”.
Television writer David Brown said: “RIP David Ryall, one of the best Inspector Morse baddies. Derek Whittaker, driving test psycho who tried to knife Morse.”
David 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.
He was one of the most distinguished character actors at the National Theatre over many years, playing important roles for successive artistic directors, Laurence Olivier and Peter Hall, in the 1970’s and 80’s, and appearing in the premieres of plays by Tom Stoppard, Michael Frayn, Peter Shaffer, Adrian Mitchell, Peter Nichols and Simon Gray.
He received a scholarship to the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art in 1962, during which time he won the Caryl Brahams Award for a musical.
He is survived by his son, music manager Jonathan Ryall, and two daughters, singer Imogen Ryall and actress Charlie Ryall.
David Ryall, known for playing Elphias Doge in the Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010) film, is not more. He was seventy nine. The a...2.0