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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, Cleveland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Crown Court 1972-10-11
Latest Project:
Movie Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts 2022-01-01
Known For
Poster of Hugo
Poster of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Poster of Sleepy Hollow
Poster of Goldeneye
Movie Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts Self (Archival Footage) 2022-01-01
Movie Showing Up Self 2014-02-25
Movie About Time Lawyer in Play (uncredited) 2013-09-04
Movie Private Peaceful The Colonel 2012-10-12
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides King George 2011-05-15
Movie Hugo Monsieur Frick 2011-11-22
Movie National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art Fitz / W. H. Auden 2010-04-22
Movie Jackboots on Whitehall Hermann Goering (voice) 2010-10-08
Movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Vernon Dursley 2010-11-17
Movie Ballet Shoes Great Uncle Matthew 2008-08-26
Movie Bedtime Stories Barry Nottingham 2008-12-24
Movie A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa Santa Claus 2008-12-17
Movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Vernon Dursley 2007-07-08
Movie Venus Donald 2006-09-02
Movie The History Boys Hector 2006-10-02
Movie The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Jeltz (voice) 2005-04-28
Series Bleak House Unknown 2005-10-27
Movie Opa! Tierrney 2005-11-13
Movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Vernon Dursley 2004-05-31
Movie Stage Beauty Sir Charles Sedley 2004-09-03
Movie The Brides in the Bath Sir Edward Marshall-Hall 2003-12-31
Movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Vernon Dursley 2002-11-13
Movie Jeffrey Archer: The Truth Willie Whitelaw 2002-12-01
Series TLC 2002-11-17
Movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Vernon Dursley 2001-11-16
Series Gormenghast Swelter 2000-01-17
Movie Vatel Dr. Bourdelot 2000-05-01
Movie Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend Self 2000-05-23
Series Hope and Glory 1999-06-22
Movie Sleepy Hollow B├╝rgermeister Phillipse 1999-11-19
Series In the Red Geoffrey Crichton Potter 1998-05-26
Series Archibald the Koala Unknown 1998-09-04
Movie Ted & Ralph Landowner at Party 1998-12-26
Movie Funny Bones Jim Minty 1995-09-20
Movie Guarding Tess Frederick 1994-03-11
Series Pie in the Sky Henry Crabbe 1994-03-13
Movie A Breed of Heroes Brian Beasely 1994-09-04
Movie Blame It on the Bellboy Maurice Horton 1992-03-06
Movie Mr. Wakefield's Crusade Porter 1992-04-22
Movie King Ralph Duncan Phipps 1991-02-15
Movie The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear Dr. Meinheimer / Earl Hacker 1991-06-28
Series Pebble Mill Unknown 1991-10-14
Movie Goldeneye Second Admiral 1989-08-26
Series A Kind Of Living 1988-02-19
Series Inspector Morse Unknown 1987-01-06
Series Ffizz 1987-09-09
Movie Casanova Cardinal 1987-03-01
Movie Withnail & I Monty 1987-06-19
Series Lovejoy Unknown 1986-01-10
Movie Shanghai Surprise Willie Tuttle 1986-08-29
Series Boon Unknown 1986-01-14
Movie Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Captain Billings 1984-03-30
Movie A Private Function Allardyce 1984-11-09
Series The Cleopatras Pot Belly 1983-01-19
Movie Gorky Park Anton 1983-12-15
Series Bird of Prey 1982-04-22
Movie Britannia Hospital Cheerful Bernie 1982-05-27
Series Whoops Apocalypse Unknown 1982-03-14
Series Countdown Unknown 1982-11-02
Movie The World Cup: A Captain's Tale Sidney Barron 1982-06-13
Movie Gandhi Collins 1982-11-30
Movie A Light Snack The Window Cleaner 1982-09-08
Series Six Fifty-Five Special Unknown 1981-07-13
Movie The French Lieutenant's Woman Sir Tom 1981-08-28
Movie Chariots of Fire Head Port-Caius College 1981-05-15
Series Bergerac Unknown 1981-10-18
Movie Ragtime Delmas' Assistant No. 1 1981-11-20
Movie Breaking Glass Studio Engineer 1980-10-01
Movie Superman II Terrorist 1980-12-04
Movie Afternoon Off Factory Boss 1979-02-03
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown 1978-12-03
Movie The Comedy of Errors Officer 1978-10-17
Movie Well Thank You, Thursday Window Cleaner 1976-01-25
Movie It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet 1976-11-18
Series Crown Court Unknown 1972-10-11