Richard Griffiths

Biography

Richard Griffiths is an English actor of stage, film and television. He has received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, and the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, all for his role in the play The History Boys. He is also known for his portrayal of Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films, Uncle Monty in Withnail and I and Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky. On March 29th 2013 Richard died due to complications following heart surgery.

Richard Griffiths is an English actor of stage, film and television. He has received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, and the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, all for his role in the play The History Boys. He is also known for his portrayal of Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films, Uncle Monty in Withnail and I and Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky. On March 29th 2013 Richard died due to complications following heart surgery.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 61

Birthday 1947-07-31

Day of Death 2013-03-28

Place of Birth Thornaby-on-Tees, Cleveland, UK

Adult Actor False

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2014 Showing Up as Himself
2012 Private Peaceful as The Colonel
2011 Hugo as Monsieur Frick
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as King George II
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as Vernon Dursley
2010 National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art as W. H. Auden
2008 Bedtime Stories as Barry Nottingham
2008 A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa as Santa Claus
2007 Ballet Shoes as Great Uncle Matthew
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as Uncle Vernon
2006 The History Boys as Hector
2006 Venus as Donald
2005 OPA! as Tierrney
2005 Bleak House(2 episodes)
2004 Stage Beauty as Sir Charles Sedley
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as Uncle Vernon
2003 The Brides in the Bath as Sir Edward Marshall-Hall
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as Uncle Vernon Dursley
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as Uncle Vernon Dursley
2000 Vatel as Dr. Bourdelot
2000 Gormenghast as Swelter
2000 Gormenghast(5 episodes)
1999 Sleepy Hollow as B├╝rgermeister Phillipse
1999 Hope and Glory(16 episodes)
1998 Ted & Ralph as Landowner at Party
1998 In the Red(3 episodes)
1995 Funny Bones as Jim Minty
1994 Pie in the Sky(41 episodes)
1994 Guarding Tess as Frederick
1992 Mr. Wakefield's Crusade as Porter
1992 Blame It on the Bellboy as Maurice Horton
1991 Pebble Mill(1 episode)
1991 King Ralph as Duncan Phipps
1989 Goldeneye as Second Admiral
1987 Casanova as Cardinal
1987 Inspector Morse(2 episodes)
1987 Withnail & I as Montague Withnail (Uncle Monty)
1986 Shanghai Surprise as Willie Tuttle
1986 Boon(1 episode)
1986 Lovejoy(1 episode)
1984 A Private Function as Henry Allardyce
1984 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes as Captain Billings
1983 Gorky Park
1983 Six Fifty-Five(1 episode)
1983 The Cleopatras(8 episodes)
1982 Gandhi as Collins
1982 Countdown(5 episodes)
1982 Five-Minute Films: A Light Snack as The Window Cleaner
1982 The World Cup: A Captain's Tale as Sidney Barron
1982 Britannia Hospital as Cheerful Bernie
1982 Bird of Prey(8 episodes)
1982 Whoops Apocalypse(3 episodes)
1981 Ragtime as Delmas' Assistant No. 1
1981 Bergerac(1 episode)
1979 Afternoon Off
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare(1 episode)
1972 Crown Court(1 episode)
1900 Archibald the Koala(0 episodes)
1900 A Kind Of Living(26 episodes)
1900 Ffizz(12 episodes)
1900 TLC(6 episodes)

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