I came across this actor from him appearing in Outnumbered, playing the Brockman grandfather. He also played the role of the older Bert Middleton in the excellent BBC drama. Not to mention his role in the Harry Potter films as Elphias Doge.
It was sad news to hear of his death. A quiet but important presence on screen, even when playing central roles. If they do decide to continue with The Village without him, he will be sorely missed.