'Harry Potter' Actor David Ryall Has Died At 79

But the longstanding British TV and film actor had a five decade career before his stint as Elphias Doge.

David Ryall, the British actor best known stateside to us as Elphias Doge from the "Harry Potter" series, has passed away at age 79.

Acting professionally on-screen since 1967, Ryall's was an impressive career that spanned decades and visual mediums — something his daughter, actress Charlie Ryall, astutely pointed out when announcing the death of her father on Twitter.

However, the truth remains: a vast majority of you out there likely know him best from his role as Doge, a wizard, Ministry of Magic jurist, member of the Order of the Phoenix in both the First and Second Wizarding Wars, and a close friend of Albus Dumbledore. (He was at the wedding of Fleur and Bill Weasley).

Largely a television actor in the U.K., Ryall had several turns in films we're sure you've heard of beyond "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One," including the 2011 Maggie Gyllenhaal-starring, "Hysteria," the Oscar-nominated "Quartet," and this year's critically acclaimed "Mr. Turner."

But it was on British television that the actor really shined, in such iconic series as the BBC's "The Singing Detective" from the '80s, as well as popular shows like "Prime Suspect," "The Borrowers," and "Foyle's War."

Our thoughts are with Ryall's family during this difficult time.