The actor Robert Hardy, star of TV series All Creatures Great and Small, has died aged 91.

He also appeared as Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter films and has played Winston Churchill a number of times.

In a statement, his family said: "It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Hardy CBE today announced his death, following a tremendous life: a giant career in theatre, television and film spanning more than 70 years."

Fans on Twitter reacted with sadness to the news:

Hardy had three children and was awarded a CBE in 1981 for services to acting.

RIP to one of Britain's great character actors.

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