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ALL Creatures Great And Small actor Christopher Timothy paid tribute to his late co-star Robert Hardy, who has died aged 91.

Hardy was known for his role as Siegfried Farnon in the BBC series, which starred Timothy as vet James Herriot.

Timothy told the Press Association: "I was very sad to hear about Robert.

"He has left an unbelievable legacy of fantastic work for many generations to enjoy and appreciate.

"A fascinating man, he didn't suffer fools I can tell you, but he was a good fellow.

JK Rowling also shared her memories of working with Hardy on the film adaptations of her Harry Potter books, in which he played the Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge.

She wrote: "So very sad to hear about Robert Hardy. He was such a talented actor and everybody who worked with him on Potter loved him."

The family of Hardy paid tribute to the "gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified" actor (pictured) as they shared the news of his passing.

Hardy's children Emma, Justine and Paul said in a statement: "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."

A familiar face in households across the country, Hardy's other roles included the leading role in Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain (2015) and in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981).

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
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Date:Aug 4, 2017
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