Richard Griffiths

Richard Griffiths
1947 - 2013

Richard Griffiths  American Actor


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American Actor Richard Griffiths was born Richard Thomas Griffiths on 31st July, 1947 in Thornaby-on-Tees, North Pekingese and passed away on 28th Mar 2013 Coventry, West Midlands, England aged 65. He is most remembered for The History Boys, Harry Potter, Withnail and I, Pie in the Sky. His zodiac sign is Leo.

Richard Griffiths was in an on-screen matchup with Fiona Shaw in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).

Richard Griffiths is a member of the following lists: Male actors from Yorkshire, English male voice actors and 21st-century English male actors.


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First Name Richard
Middle Name Thomas
Last Name Griffiths
Full Name at Birth Richard Thomas Griffiths
Alternative Name Richard Thomas Griffiths O.B.E., Richard Griffiths
Age 65 (age at death) years
Birthday 31st July, 1947
Birthplace Thornaby-on-Tees, North Pekingese
Died 28th March, 2013
Place of Death Coventry, West Midlands, England
Cause of Death Complications during heart surgery
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Weight 270lbs (122 kg)
Build Large
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Stockton & Billingham College
University Manchester Polytechnic School of Drama
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The History Boys, Harry Potter, Withnail and I, Pie in the Sky
Year(s) Active 1974–2010
Official Websites,,

Richard Griffiths, OBE (31 July 1947 – 28 March 2013) 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 and a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, all for his role in the play The History Boys.

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About Time2013Lawyer in play (uncredited)Movie
Private Peaceful2012The ColonelMovie
The Hollow Crown2012Duke of BurgundyTV Show
Hugo2011Monsieur FrickMovie
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides2011King GeorgeMovie
Episodes2011Julian BullardTV Show
George and Bernard Shaw2011BernardMovie
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 12010Vernon DursleyMovie
Jackboots on Whitehall2010Hermann Goering (voice)Movie
Bedtime Stories2008Barry NottinghamMovie
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa2008Santa ClausTV Movie
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix2007Vernon DursleyMovie
Ballet Shoes2007Great Uncle MatthewTV Movie
The History Boys2006HectorMovie
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy2005Jeltz (voice)Movie
Princes in the Tower2005Thomas More (voice)TV Movie
Bleak House2005Mr. Bayham BadgerTV Show
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban2004Uncle VernonMovie
Stage Beauty2004Sir Charles SedleyMovie
The Brides in the Bath2003Sir Edward Marshall-HallTV Movie
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets2002Uncle VernonMovie
Jeffrey Archer: The Truth2002Willie WhitelawTV Movie
tlc2002Mr. Benedict RonTV Show
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone2001Uncle Vernon DursleyMovie
Vatel2000Dr. BourdelotMovie
Gormenghast2000SwelterTV Show
Sleepy Hollow1999Magistrate PhilipseMovie
Hope & Glory1999Leo WheeldonTV Show
The Animal Train1999Elephant (voice)TV Show
In the Red1998Geoffrey Crichton PotterTV Movie
The Canterbury Tales1998SaturnTV Show
Ted & Ralph1998Landowner at PartyTV Movie
Archibald the Koala1998ArchibaldMovie
Funny Bones1995Jim MintyMovie
Guarding Tess1994FrederickMovie
Pie in the Sky1994Henry CrabbeTV Show
The Vicar of Dibley1994Bishop of MulberryTV Show
Blame It on the Bellboy1992Maurice HortonMovie
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends1992Mr. Alderman Ptolomy Tortoise, Mr. Jackson, Sir Isaac NewtonTV Show
The Good Guys1992Archie PhillipsTV Show
Mr. Wakefield's Crusade1992PorterTV Movie
King Ralph1991PhippsMovie
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear1991Dr. Meinheimer, Earl HackerMovie
El C.I.D.1990WeatherbyTV Show
Perfect Scoundrels1990Phil KirbyTV Show
Goldeneye1989Second admiralTV Movie
A Kind of Living1988Trevor BeasleyTV Show
Withnail & I1987MontyMovie
Casanova1987CardinalTV Movie
Inspector Morse1987Canon Humphrey AppletonTV Show
The Marksman1987BrownTV Show
Ffizz1987Jack MowbrayTV Show
Shanghai Surprise1986Willie TuttleMovie
Boon1986Sidney GarbuttTV Show
Lovejoy1986Hans KoopmanTV Show
If Looks Could Kill-The Power of Behaviour1986Movie
Screen One1985Brian BeazelyTV Show
A Private Function1984AllardyceMovie
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes1984Captain BillingsMovie
Bird of Prey 21984Henry JayTV Show
Gorky Park1983AntonMovie
The Cleopatras1983Pot BellyTV Show
Britannia Hospital1982Cheerful BernieMovie
Bird of Prey1982Henry JayTV Show
The Merry Wives of Windsor1982Sir John FalstaffTV Movie
The World Cup: A Captain's Tale1982Sidney BarronTV Movie
Whoops Apocalypse1982Premier DubienkinTV Show
Chariots of Fire1981Head Porter-Caius CollegeMovie
Ragtime1981Delmas' Assistant No. 1Movie
The French Lieutenant's Woman1981Sir TomMovie
Bergerac1981Jean-PierreTV Show
Prisoners of Conscience1981William BeausireTV Show
Breaking Glass1980Studio EngineerMovie
Superman II1980Terrorist #3Movie
Nobody's Perfect1980Sam HooperTV Show
Minder1979Appearance by, Derek FarrowTV Show
Afternoon Off1979Factory BossTV Movie
The Comedy of Errors1978OfficerTV Movie
When the Boat Comes In1976P.C. PriceTV Show
Red Letter Day1976Window CleanerTV Show
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet1975Sam BroadbentMovie
The Sweeney1975Ronnie HarriesTV Show
Five-Minute Films1975The Window CleanerTV Show
Village Hall1974Mr. RidealghTV Show
Second City Firsts1973Bedworth HogTV Show
Crown Court1972InterpreterTV Show
The Expert1968RipleyTV Show
ITV Playhouse1967Board member, Park keeperTV Show
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karentatertotkarentatertotJan 28, 2013

I loved all of the Pirates' movies!!!! Thanks for your work!

karentatertotkarentatertotJan 28, 2013

Great job in amazing series of films Very thankful for you..

sarahE_586sarahE_586Oct 9, 2009

he is greatin Harry Potter! :)

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