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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 74

Birthday 1947-07-31

Day of Death 2013-03-28

Place of Birth Thornaby-on-Tees, North Yorkshire, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Ffizz(12 episodes)
2014 Showing Up as Himself
2013 About Time as Lawyer in Play
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 Jackboots on Whitehall as Hermann Goering (voice)
2010 National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art as W. H. Auden
2009 Creating The World of Harry Potter. Part 1: The Magic Begins as Himself
2008 Bedtime Stories as Barry Nottingham
2008 A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa as Santa Claus
2008 Ballet Shoes as Great Uncle Matthew
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as Vernon Dursley
2006 The History Boys as Hector
2006 Venus as Donald
2005 OPA! as Tierrney
2005 Bleak House(2 episodes)
2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as Jeltz (voice)
2004 Stage Beauty as Sir Charles Sedley
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as Vernon Dursley
2003 The Brides in the Bath as Sir Edward Marshall-Hall
2002 Jeffrey Archer: The Truth as Willie Whitelaw
2002 TLC(6 episodes)
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as Vernon Dursley
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as Vernon Dursley
2000 Vatel as Dr. Bourdelot
2000 Gormenghast(5 episodes) as Swelter
1999 Sleepy Hollow as B├╝rgermeister Phillipse
1999 Hope and Glory(16 episodes)
1998 Ted & Ralph as Landowner at Party
1998 The Canterbury Tales as Saturn (voice)
1998 In the Red(3 episodes) as Geoffrey Crichton Potter
1995 Funny Bones as Jim Minty
1994 A Breed of Heroes as Brian Beasely
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 The Naked Gun 2┬Ż: The Smell of Fear as Dr. Meinheimer / Earl Hacker
1991 King Ralph as Duncan Phipps
1989 Goldeneye as Second Admiral
1988 A Kind Of Living(26 episodes)
1987 Withnail & I as Montague Withnail (Uncle Monty)
1987 Casanova as Cardinal
1987 Inspector Morse(2 episodes)
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)
1981 The French Lieutenant's Woman as Sir Tom
1981 Chariots of Fire as Head Port-Caius College
1980 Superman II as Terrorist
1980 Breaking Glass as Studio Engineer
1979 Afternoon Off as Factory Boss
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare(1 episode)
1978 An Audience with...(1 episode) as Himself
1976 It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
1976 Well Thank You, Thursday as Window Cleaner
1972 Crown Court(1 episode)

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