‘Harry Potter’ actor Sam Beazley dies at 101

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Actor Sam Beazley, who starred in ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, has died at the age of 101.
Beazley played Professor Everard in the hit film franchise.
A tribute to the star appeared in The Times, it read: ‘Actor and artist, died in his sleep 12th June 2017, aged 101. Beloved brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle. Funeral on 21st June, at Mortlake Crematorium, 2pm,’ reports mirror.co.uk.
Beazley had enjoyed success as an actor both on stage and in film.
He began his professional acting career as a teenager in the 1930s, including performances in ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
After serving in World War II, he stepped away from the limelight and owned an antique shop for several decades.
At 75 years old, Beazley returned to acting and appeared in roles on the stage and on screen.
He took on minor roles in British comedies ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’ and ‘Johnny English’ and appeared in two episodes of ‘Little Britain’ in 2005, ‘Midsomer Murders’, ‘Doctors and Casualty’.
In 2007 Beazley took on his most high profile film role to date starring in the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s fifth Harry Potter novel, ‘The Order of the Phoenix’.
Asar Professor Everd, Beazley became known as one of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s most celebrated head teachers. He appeared in the film as a portrait hanging in Professor Dumbledore’s office and in the Ministry of Magic’s Headquarters.
Before his death, Beazley was the oldest-living actor from the franchise.

 

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Delhi Cancels Holidays on Birth, Death Anniversaries

New Delhi: Following in the footsteps of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the AAP government in the capital has decided to cancel leaves on the birth and death anniversaries of eminent personalities.

In a series of tweets, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said:”The Delhi government will also cancel leaves on the birth and death anniversaries of eminent personalities. I have directed the chief secretary regarding this.”

Praising the UP government which cancelled 15 public Holidays, Sisodia said:”It has taken a good initiative… We should always be ready to learn from other states.”

There are 18 gazetted holidays of which four are birth anniversaries of eminent persons. There are 34 restricted holidays but officials can avail only two.

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