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RIP Richard Griffiths

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

  1. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Member

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    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.
     
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  2. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Another great talent has left us.
    RIP
     
  4. reckless

    reckless Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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.

    RIP.
     
  6. Simone411

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

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

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    RIP :(
     
  8. Wiery

    Wiery Well-Known Member

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    RIP, Richard. :(


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  9. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

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    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.