Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix actor Sam Beazley dies at 101

PTI

Jun,18 2017 12:01 01 IST

London: Actor Sam Beazley, who played Professor Everard in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), has passed away. He was 101.

Sam Beazley Image via Facebook

Sam Beazley
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Beazley died in his sleep on 12 June, reported The Times.

"Actor and artist, died in his sleep 12 June 2017, aged 101. Beloved brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle. Funeral on 21st June, at Mortlake Crematorium," said the actor's family.

He began his professional acting career as a teenager in 1930s, which saw him acting in films like Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet.

He returned to the profession in his seventies, after serving in World War II and later running an antiques shop for several decades.

Beazley also appeared in movies such as Don Bosco and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

He most recently did guest roles on Foyle's War, Kingdom and Casualty, all in 2007.