Actor Sam Beazley known for his role as Professor Everard in the film “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” has died at the age of 101.
A tribute to the actor by The Times read, “Actor and artist, died in his sleep 12th June 2017, aged 101.”
He has always been in the spolight since a young age, started as a teenager in the 1930s with roles in “Hamlet” (1934) and “Romeo and Juliet” (1935).
He was not only a actor as he also served in World War II. And owned an antique shop for several decades.
Beazley after owning the shop made a return to acting at 75 years old. He took on roles in “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” and “Johnny English.”
But his biggest most known role would be as Professor Everard Beazley in the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s fifth Harry Potter novel, “The Order of the Phoenix.” The role in the hit franchise series established the seasoned actor as one of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s most celebrated teachers.
In the film, Beazley appeared as a portrait hanging in Professor Dumbledore’s office and in the Ministry of Magic’s Headquarters, according to the Daily Mail.
Beazley was the oldest living actor from the franchise prior to his death.
Many social media users along with Harry Potter fans paid tribute to the late actor.
“What a wonderfully rich and varied acting career and working almost to the end,” wrote one social media user. “RIP, Mr. Beazley, and enjoy the reunion with all your acting colleagues who went before you. You will certainly have some tales to tell.”
“So he was born during WW 1 … amazing lifespan!” wrote another.
“Raise your wands for Professor Everard,” another user wrote.
Sources: Mirror Online, Daily Mail