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Richard Griffiths

Actor | * 07/31/1947 († 65, 03/28/2013) | Thornaby-on-Tees, North Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
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Richard Thomas Griffiths (31 July 1947 – 28 March 2013) was an English actor of film, television, and stage. For his performance in the stage play The History Boys, Griffiths won much acclaim and received many awards including, a Tony Award, a Laurence Olivier Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award. For the 2006 film adaptation, Griffiths was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He is perhaps most known for his role as Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter film series. He also portrayed Uncle Monty in Withnail and I (1987), and Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky (1994–1997). Earlier in his career, he had supporting roles in such critically acclaimed films as Chariots of Fire (1981), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Gandhi (1982), and The Naked Gun 2+1⁄2: The Smell of Fear (1991). In his later career he appeared in ()
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Richard Griffiths was an English actor of stage, film and television. He 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 was 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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for Richard Griffiths

Laurence Olivier Awards Theatre World Award Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play Officer of The Order of The British Empire Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

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Movies with Richard Griffiths as Actor(55)

as himself2014 Showing Up
as Lawyer in Play2013 About Time
as The Colonel2012 Private Peaceful
as Monsieur Frick2011 Hugo
as Fitz / W. H. Auden2010 National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art
as Hermann Goering (voice)2010 Jackboots on Whitehall
as Barry Nottingham2008 Bedtime Stories
as Great Uncle Matthew2008 Ballet Shoes
as Donald2006 Venus
as Hector2006 The History Boys
as Jeltz (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)2005 Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'
as Tierrney2005 Opa!
as Sir Charles Sedley2004 Stage Beauty
as Sir Edward Marshall-Hall2003 The Brides in the Bath
as Willie Whitelaw2002 Jeffrey Archer: The Truth
as Dr. Bourdelot2000 Vatel
as Bürgermeister Phillipse1999 Sleepy Hollow
as Saturn (voice)1998 The Canterbury Tales
as Landowner at Party1998 Ted & Ralph
as Jim Minty1995 Funny Bones
as Brian Beasely1994 A Breed of Heroes
as Frederick1994 Guarding Tess
as Maurice Horton1992 Blame It on the Bellboy
as Dr. Meinheimer / Earl Hacker1991 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
as Duncan Phipps1991 King Ralph
as Second Admiral1989 Goldeneye
as Montague Withnail (Uncle Monty)1987 Withnail & I
as Cardinal1987 Casanova
as Willie Tuttle1986 Shanghai Surprise
as Henry Allardyce1984 A Private Function
as Anton1983 Gorky Park
as Sir John Falstaff1982 The Merry Wives of Windsor
as Sidney Barron1982 The World Cup: A Captain's Tale
as The Window Cleaner1982 Five-Minute Films: A Light Snack
as Cheerful Bernie1982 Britannia Hospital
as Collins1982 Gandhi
as Delmas' Assistant No. 11981 Ragtime
as Head Port-Caius College1981 Chariots of Fire
as Studio Engineer1980 Breaking Glass
as Terrorist1980 Superman II
as Factory Boss1979 Afternoon Off

TV Shows/Series with Richard Griffiths as Actor(20)

as Julian Bullard2011 Episodes
2002 TLC
as Swelter2000 Gormenghast
as Geoffrey Crichton Potter1998 In the Red
as Brown1987 The Marksman
1986 Lovejoy
1986 Boon
as Pot Belly1983 The Cleopatras
as Derek Farrow1979 Minder
as himself1978 An Audience with...
as Ronnie Harries1975 The Sweeney

Full Name: Richard Griffiths
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Thursday, 07/31 1947 (July) in Thornaby-on-Tees, North Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Thursday, 03/28 2013 (March) in University Hospital Coventry (aged: 65)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Manchester Metropolitan University
Other names for Richard Griffiths (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Ричард Гриффитс"
Richard Griffiths frequently works together with these people:
Alan Rickman (8x, Actor)
Warwick Davis (8x, Actor)
Stuart Craig (8x, Crew)
Alan Bennett (8x, Actor)
George Fenton (8x, Crew)
Emma Watson (7x, Actress)
Robbie Coltrane (7x, Actor)
J.K. Rowling (7x, Crew)
Warren Mitchell (7x, Actor)
Warren Clarke (7x, Actor)
David Heyman (7x, Crew)
Harry Melling (6x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2558, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/22/2021