Harry Potter star and veteran actor Robert Hardy CBE has died at the age of 91.
His film career spanned 70 years and also included roles in long-running TV show, All Creatures Great and Small.
He is known to millions for his part as the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, in the Harry Potter movies.
Hardy kick-started his career on the stage, appearing alongside the likes of Laurence Olivier.
He starred as Winston Churchill on five occasions, most notable in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years – for which he won a Bafta.
Hardy also appeared in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility.
We're sad to hear Robert Hardy, best known for roles in the Harry Potter films & TV series All Creatures Great And Small, has died aged 91 pic.twitter.com/1WXkVcuExo
— BFI (@BFI) August 3, 2017
BBC news tells me Robert Hardy, the Minister of Magic has died. Terribly sad. He was a very kind man who told wonderful stories. xx
— Chris Rankin (@chrisrankin) August 3, 2017