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Title: 'Harry Potter' actor Richard Griffiths dead at 65
Post by: Allhallowsday on March 30, 2013, 08:21:19 PM
'Harry Potter' actor Richard Griffiths dead at 65  

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LONDON   Richard Griffiths, the versatile British actor who played the boy wizard's unsympathetic Uncle Vernon in the "Harry Potter" movies, has died. He was 65.

Agent Simon Beresford announced Friday that Griffiths died a day earlier of complications following heart surgery at University Hospital in Coventry, central England.

He paid tribute to Griffiths as "a remarkable man and one of our greatest and best-loved actors."

Griffiths appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, but will be most widely remembered as a pair of contrasting uncles -- the hero's grudging Muggle guardian in the "Harry Potter" series, and flamboyant Uncle Monty in 1980s cult classic "Withnail and I..."

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Title: Re: 'Harry Potter' actor Richard Griffiths dead at 65
Post by: akiratubo on March 30, 2013, 09:08:13 PM
And another one of Those Guys is gone.  RIP, Richard.   :bluesad:


Title: Re: 'Harry Potter' actor Richard Griffiths dead at 65
Post by: tracy on April 01, 2013, 01:50:40 PM
I didn't get to see Griffiths in anything other than the Harry Potter films but I liked his spot-on portrayal of Uncle Vernon. R.I.P...... :bluesad:

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Title: Re: 'Harry Potter' actor Richard Griffiths dead at 65
Post by: Trevor on April 02, 2013, 01:54:46 AM
I didn't get to see Griffiths in anything other than the Harry Potter films but I liked his spot-on portrayal of Uncle Vernon. R.I.P...... :bluesad:

([url]http://images.hitfix.com/photos/3013210/griffiths_article_story_main.jpg[/url])


RIP. I remember first seeing him as the world weary lawyer Anton in Gorky Park.

William Hurt: "And give me your gun."
RG: "Oh [expletive deleted]. It's a lawyer's special. Probably won't shoot straight."  :teddyr:


Title: Re: 'Harry Potter' actor Richard Griffiths dead at 65
Post by: tracy on April 05, 2013, 01:40:11 PM
I didn't get to see Griffiths in anything other than the Harry Potter films but I liked his spot-on portrayal of Uncle Vernon. R.I.P...... :bluesad:

([url]http://images.hitfix.com/photos/3013210/griffiths_article_story_main.jpg[/url])


RIP. I remember first seeing him as the world weary lawyer Anton in Gorky Park.

William Hurt: "And give me your gun."
RG: "Oh [expletive deleted]. It's a lawyer's special. Probably won't shoot straight."  :teddyr:


"Gorky Park"! Of course! I'd forgotten about that. Thanks ever so,dear.
(((HUGS!!!)))