Rip 'Harry Potter' actor Richard Griffiths, 29 March 2013 Quick Facts. He was raised as Roman Catholic. Major General Richard B. Griffitts, Ret.1939 - 2013Richard Griffitts, 73, passed away at his home in Tampa, FL on February 12, 2013 following a 17 … He was married to Heather Gibson. Richard Griffiths (31 July 1947 - 28 March 2013) was the actor who portrayed Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films. He has been in over sixty productions in both films and theatre. Larger than life actor Richard Griffiths died before his time - When asked a few years ago what he would like his epitaph to be, Griffiths suggested he all he needed was time. Richard Griffiths was in an on-screen matchup with Fiona Shaw in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001).. Richard Griffiths is a member of the following lists: English film actors, English television actors and Drama Desk Award winners.. Past performances/earlier career 29 March 2013 | Rip 'Harry Potter' actor Richard Griffiths. He was awarded the 2006 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance as "Hector" in Alan Bennett's The History Boys. May 2006: When a mobile rang out for the third time during his performance as Hector, a teacher, in Alan Bennett's The History Boys at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York, Griffiths rounded on the theatregoer and thundered: "I am not going to compete with these electronic devices. [4][5]Many reactions were posted on Twitter after his death. Heather Gibson is a production designer and art director, known for The Spa (2013), Goodnight ... 29 March 2013 He was awarded an honorary degree from Teesside University in 2006 and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours. Grant. 29 March 2013 | Richard Griffiths, Harry Potter Actor, Dies at 65. Some were from Daniel Radcliffe, Warwick Davis, and Richard E. Griffiths has been appearing in films since 1975 both in Britain and abroad, his most acclaimed roles have been in both contemporary and period pieces. Griffiths was educated at Stockton & Billingham College and at Manchester School of Theatre. Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe wept today as beloved actor Richard Griffiths was laid to rest at a church where Shakespeare was buried. Harry Potter Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. If we hear one more phone go off, we'll quit this performance. Griffiths once got a standing ovation after ejecting a female audience member from his West End play. 2004 - Won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Hector in The History Boys at the National Theatre (Lyttleton) (London). Contribute. Art Department. If the name isn't immediately bringing a face to mind, he was most widely known in recent years as playing mean Uncle Dursley in the Harry Potter series.

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