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RIP Richard Griffiths

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Maofan7, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Member

    Very sad to hear that actor, Richard Griffiths, has passed away. RIP. He played Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter movies and Uncle Monty in Withnail & I. He was only 65, and apparently died after complications set in following heart surgery.

    As Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter films, he was famous for the catchphrases: 'I'm warning you' and 'justice!', and for pointing out that there is no post on a Sunday.

    As well as his roles in the Harry Potter films and in Withnail & I, he also starred in Pie in the Sky (P2, P3, P4) and The History Boys.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2013
  2. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

    Oh this made me really sad to read :( Bye Uncle Vernon. What a loss. RIP.
  3. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    Another great talent has left us.
  4. reckless

    reckless Well-Known Member

    Wow. I'm so sad to hear that. He also was an excellent stage actor, winning a Tony and Olivier award for The History Boys.

    I was really looking forward to seeing him in a play in October. I bought tickets yesterday.
  5. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

    Aw, that is sad.

    I was lucky enough to see him in a play in London a couple of years ago, he really had a great command of the stage. And of course he was fabulous in all his film & tv work.

  6. Simone411

    Simone411 I'm Clippy. I love Ashley and Janny!

    I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP, Richard. :(
  7. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

    RIP :(
  8. Wiery

    Wiery Well-Known Member

    RIP, Richard. :(

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  9. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

    RIP Richard :(
    I was fortunate enough to see him on stage in London last year - he and Danny Devito were appearing in "The Sunshine Boys" and I snagged a really cheap seat in the front row. I hadn't realized he was actually younger than Danny.