Richard Griffiths

Richard Griffiths

  • Born on
    • July 31st, 1947
  • Died on
    • March 28th, 2013
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.

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Acting (38 Credits)

2013About Time as Lawyer in Play
2012Private Peaceful as The Colonel
2011Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as King George
2011Hugo as Monsieur Frick
2010Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 as Vernon Dursley
2010Jackboots on Whitehall as Hermann Goering (voice)
2008A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa as Santa Claus
2008Bedtime Stories as Barry Nottingham
2007Ballet Shoes as Great Uncle Matthew
2007Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as Vernon Dursley
2006The History Boys as Hector
2006Venus as Donald
2005The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as Jeltz (voice)
2004Stage Beauty as Sir Charles Sedley
2004Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as Vernon Dursley
2002Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as Uncle Vernon
2001Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as Vernon Dursley
2000Gormenghast as Swelter
2000Vatel as Dr. Bourdelot
1999Sleepy Hollow as Bürgermeister Phillipse
1995Funny Bones as Jim Minty
1994Pie in the Sky
1994Guarding Tess as Frederick
1992Blame It on the Bellboy as Maurice Horton
1991King Ralph as Duncan Phipps
1991The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear as Dr. Meinheimer / Earl Hacker
1987Withnail & I as Montague Withnail (Uncle Monty)
1986Shanghai Surprise as Willie Tuttle
1984A Private Function as Henry Allardyce
1984Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes as Captain Billings
1983Gorky Park as Anton
1982Britannia Hospital as Cheerful Bernie
1982Gandhi as Collins
1981Chariots of Fire as Head Port-Caius College
1981The French Lieutenant's Woman as Sir Tom
1981Ragtime as Delmas' Assistant No. 1
1980Breaking Glass as Studio Engineer
1980Superman II as Terrorist


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