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Richard Griffiths is a Actor and Scriptwriter British born on 31 july 1947 at Thornaby-on-Tees (United-kingdom)

Richard Griffiths

Richard Griffiths
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Birth name Richard Thomas Griffiths
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 31 july 1947 at Thornaby-on-Tees (United-kingdom)
Death 28 march 2013 (at 65 years) at Coventry (United-kingdom)
Awards Theatre World Award, Laurence Olivier Award, Tony Award, Order of the British Empire, Drama Desk Award, Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

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.

He also played Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films, Uncle Monty in Withnail and I, Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky, and King George II in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. He also appeared as a British journalist in Richard Attenborough's Oscar-winning 1982 film Gandhi.

Biography

Griffiths met Heather Gibson in 1973 and they married in 1980, a marriage which lasted the rest of his life. The couple had no children.

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.


Death
Griffiths died of complications following heart surgery on 28 March 2013 at University Hospital Coventry. He was 65 years old.

Best films

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
(Actor)
Bedtime Stories (2008)
(Actor)
Guarding Tess (1994)
(Actor)
Venus (2006)
(Actor)

Usually with

Stuart Craig
Stuart Craig
(7 films)
J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
(5 films)
Emma Watson
Emma Watson
(6 films)
Warwick Davis
Warwick Davis
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard Griffiths (46 films)

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Actor

About Time
About Time (2013)
, 2h3
Directed by Richard Curtis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Time travel films
Actors Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Aiysha Hart, Margot Robbie, Tom Hollander
Roles Lawyer in Play
Rating78% 3.900913.900913.900913.900913.90091
Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is a young man from Cornwall, England. He grows up in a house by the sea with his father (Bill Nighy), his mother (Lindsay Duncan), his absent-minded uncle (Richard Cordery), and his free-spirited sister, Katherine (Lydia Wilson), who is known to family and friends as Kit Kat. At the age of 21, Tim is told by his father that the men of his family have a special gift: the ability to travel in time. This supernatural ability is subject to one constraint - they can only travel to places and times they have been before. After his father discourages Tim from using his gift to acquire money or fame, he decides that he will use it to improve his love life.
Hugo
Hugo (2011)
, 2h7
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Adventure
Themes Films about films, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Transport films, Rail transport films, Steampunk films, Children's films, Robot films
Actors Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer
Roles Monsieur Frick
Rating74% 3.7474253.7474253.7474253.7474253.747425
In 1931, 12-year-old Hugo Cabret lives in Paris with his father, a widowed, but kind and devoted master clockmaker. Hugo's father takes him to see films and loves those of Georges Méliès best of all.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, 2h16
Directed by Rob Marshall, Gore Verbinski
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Mermaids in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Children's films, Disaster films
Actors Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally, Sam Claflin
Roles King George
Rating65% 3.2989253.2989253.2989253.2989253.298925
After a failed attempt to rescue his first mate, Joshamee Gibbs, in London, Captain Jack Sparrow is brought before King George II, who wants Jack to guide an expedition to the Fountain of Youth before King Ferdinand and the Spanish Navy can locate it. Heading the expedition is Jack's old nemesis, Captain Hector Barbossa, now a privateer in service to the British Navy after losing his leg and ship, the Black Pearl, which he believes to be sunk.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, 2h26
Directed by David Yates
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Transport films, Films about snakes, Harry Potter, Films about dragons, Ghost films, Road movies, Children's films, Reptile
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton
Roles Vernon Dursley
Rating77% 3.8514053.8514053.8514053.8514053.851405
The Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, addresses the wizarding media, stating that the Ministry would remain strong even as Lord Voldemort gains strength. Harry, Ron and Hermione prepare for a journey to find and destroy Voldemort's Horcruxes, with Harry watching Dursleys depart and Hermione wiping her parent's memories of her.
Jackboots on Whitehall, 1h26
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Comedy, Action, Animation
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Alternate history films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Alan Cumming, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Richard E. Grant
Roles Hermann Goering (voice)
Rating53% 2.655042.655042.655042.655042.65504
In 1940, Nazi Germany invades Great Britain by drilling under the English Channel and up through the cobblestones on Whitehall. In London, from his bunker under Downing Street, Prime Minister Winston Churchill issues a call to arms for all of Britain to band together to resist the invaders. In a small village, Chris, a young farm worker rallies the residents to fight back. Joining forces with Churchill's small group of soldiers, the resistance movement retreats to Hadrian's Wall where the unlikely saviours of the country come from the Scottish highlands.
Bedtime Stories, 1h39
Directed by Adam Shankman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Children's films
Actors Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Jonathan Morgan Heit, Laura Ann Kesling, Russell Brand
Roles Barry Nottingham
Rating60% 3.0011853.0011853.0011853.0011853.001185
Skeeter Bronson (Adam Sandler) is a hotel handyman who was promised by his father, Marty Bronson (Jonathan Pryce), to be the manager of the family hotel. A mysophobe named Barry Nottingham (Richard Griffiths) agreed to keep that promise when the Bronson family sold their hotel to him—then built a new hotel instead. Thirty years later, when the story begins, Skeeter is the hotel's handyman while management is held by Kendall (Guy Pearce). Barry's new hotel, the Sunny Vista Nottingham Hotel, is a hit, but he's got plans to build an even more elaborate hotel, one designed around a theme that he's keeping secret.
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Christmas films, Musical films, Children's films, Santa Claus in film
Actors Steve Whitmire, Uma Thurman, Dave Goelz, Jane Krakowski, Bill Barretta, Nathan Lane
Roles Santa Claus
Rating65% 3.2962253.2962253.2962253.2962253.296225
On Christmas Eve, the Muppets go to the post office in New York City to deliver each of their letters to Santa Claus (Richard Griffiths). When they head back to their apartment, Gonzo discovers that three letters wound up in his coat from a mishap there. One of those letters he recognizes as being written by his friend, a neighbor girl named Claire (Madison Pettis). On Gonzo's insistence, the principal Muppets decide to go to the North Pole and deliver them personally.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2h18
Directed by David Yates
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Harry Potter, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis
Roles Vernon Dursley
Rating75% 3.7526853.7526853.7526853.7526853.752685
Harry Potter is forced to defend himself against charges of using magic while underage, and in the presence of his Muggle cousin Dudley, after the two are attacked by Dementors. The Order of the Phoenix, a secret organisation founded by Albus Dumbledore, inform the now pending expulsion Harry that the Ministry of Magic is oblivious to Lord Voldemort's return; under the Ministry's influence, The Daily Prophet has launched a smear campaign towards Harry and Dumbledore following Harry's encounter with Voldemort at the end of the previous year. This encounter had a huge psychological effect on Harry – he has nightmares not only about what happened in the graveyard but also about the Department of Mysteries at the Ministry of Magic. While at the Order's headquarters, Harry's godfather, Sirius Black, mentions that Voldemort is after an object which he did not have last time.
Ballet Shoes, 1h30
Directed by Sandra Goldbacher
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Dance films
Actors Emma Watson, Richard Griffiths, Lucy Boynton, Yasmin Paige, Emilia Fox, Victoria Wood
Roles Great Uncle Matthew
Rating65% 3.29733.29733.29733.29733.2973
A young orphan, Sylvia Brown, and her nurse Nana come to live at her great-uncle Matthew (Gum) 's house in London. He is a paleontologist and is reluctant to take her in, but relents when he learns that he is her only living relative. Gum is away a lot on travels collecting fossils, but he sends Sylvia letters and presents and she learns to love him.
Venus
Venus (2006)
, 1h35
Directed by Roger Michell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Peter O'Toole, Leslie Phillips, Jodie Whittaker, Richard Griffiths, Philip Fox, Vanessa Redgrave
Roles Donald
Rating70% 3.54763.54763.54763.54763.5476
The plot concerns Maurice (Peter O'Toole), an elderly actor who finds himself increasingly attracted to his friend Ian's great-niece Jessie (Jodie Whittaker) while simultaneously finding himself in deteriorating health due to prostate cancer. Maurice's friend describes the great-niece as a trouble maker and a nuisance, but Maurice discovers that Jessie warms up to him when he starts interacting with her. He takes her to the National Gallery in London to view his favourite painting, the Rokeby Venus, by the Spanish artist Diego Velázquez.
The History Boys, 1h44
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about education, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, Frances de la Tour, Stephen Campbel Moore, Samuel Anderson, Samuel Barnett
Roles Hector
Rating67% 3.3997253.3997253.3997253.3997253.399725
In a boys' grammar school in Sheffield in 1983, students Crowther, Posner, Dakin, Timms, Akthar, Lockwood, Scripps, and Rudge have recently obtained the school's highest ever A-level scores and are hoping to enter Oxford or Cambridge, taking a seventh-term entrance exam in History. The General Studies teacher, known by staff and boys alike by his nickname "Hector" (Richard Griffiths), is their favourite, and works alongside their deputy head and regular History teacher, Mrs Lintott (Frances de la Tour). The Headmaster, known by all as Felix, appoints a temporary contract teacher, Tom Irwin (Stephen Campbell Moore), who had been at Oxford, to help the boys along in their quest. Irwin is only a few years older than his students but proves to be a bold and demanding teacher, and particularly difficult to impress.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 1h48
Directed by Garth Jennings
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Dans l'espace, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, Mos Def, Sam Rockwell, Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor
Roles Jeltz (voice)
Rating67% 3.3992053.3992053.3992053.3992053.399205
The film begins with a Broadway-style number "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish", sung by the dolphins of the world, who are aware of the Earth's impending doom. At the end, they all jump out of the oceans and into space, leaving Earth for good.
OPA!
OPA! (2005)

Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Matthew Modine, Richard Griffiths
Roles Tierrney
Rating60% 3.047163.047163.047163.047163.04716