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Richard Griffiths

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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Jul 31, 1947 In Thornaby-on-Tees, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Movie Showing Up 2014-02-25
Latest Project:
In the series Crown Court 1972-10-11
Known For
Poster of National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art
Poster of The Brides in the Bath
Poster of Hope and Glory
Poster of Five-Minute Films: A Light Snack
Movie Showing Up Himself
Movie About Time Lawyer in Play
Movie Private Peaceful The Colonel
Movie Hugo Monsieur Frick
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides King George II
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Vernon Dursley
Movie Jackboots on Whitehall Hermann Goering (voice)
Movie National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art W. H. Auden
Movie Ballet Shoes Great Uncle Matthew
Movie A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Santa Claus
Movie Bedtime Stories Barry Nottingham
Movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Vernon Dursley
Movie The History Boys Hector
Movie Venus Donald
Movie Opa! Tierrney
Series Bleak House Unknown
Movie Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' Jeltz (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Movie The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Jeltz (voice)
Movie Stage Beauty Sir Charles Sedley
Movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Vernon Dursley
Movie The Brides in the Bath Sir Edward Marshall-Hall
Movie Jeffrey Archer: The Truth Willie Whitelaw
Series TLC
Movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Vernon Dursley
Movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Vernon Dursley
Movie Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend Himself
Movie Vatel Dr. Bourdelot
Series Gormenghast Swelter
Movie Sleepy Hollow B├╝rgermeister Phillipse
Series Hope and Glory
Movie Ted & Ralph Landowner at Party
Movie The Canterbury Tales Saturn (voice)
Series In the Red Geoffrey Crichton Potter
Movie Funny Bones Jim Minty
Movie A Breed of Heroes Brian Beasely
Series Pie in the Sky
Movie Guarding Tess Frederick
Movie Blame It on the Bellboy Maurice Horton
Movie Mr. Wakefield's Crusade Porter
Movie The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear Dr. Meinheimer / Earl Hacker
Movie King Ralph Duncan Phipps
Series Pebble Mill Unknown
Movie Goldeneye Second Admiral
Series A Kind Of Living
Series Ffizz
Movie Withnail & I Montague Withnail (Uncle Monty)
Movie Casanova Cardinal
Series Inspector Morse Unknown
Series Lovejoy Unknown
Movie Shanghai Surprise Willie Tuttle
Series Boon Unknown
Movie A Private Function Henry Allardyce
Movie Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Captain Billings
Movie Gorky Park Anton
Series Six Fifty-Five Unknown
Series The Cleopatras
Series Whoops Apocalypse Unknown
Movie Britannia Hospital Cheerful Bernie
Series Bird of Prey
Movie Gandhi Collins
Movie The World Cup: A Captain's Tale Sidney Barron
Movie Five-Minute Films: A Light Snack The Window Cleaner
Series Countdown Unknown
Movie The Merry Wives of Windsor Sir John Falstaff
Movie Ragtime Delmas' Assistant No. 1
Series Bergerac Unknown
Movie The French Lieutenant's Woman Sir Tom
Movie Chariots of Fire Head Port-Caius College
Movie Superman II Terrorist
Movie Breaking Glass Studio Engineer
Movie Afternoon Off Factory Boss
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown
Series An Audience with... Himself
Movie It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
Movie Well Thank You, Thursday Window Cleaner
Series Crown Court Unknown