Richard Griffiths

Richard Griffiths

actor, writer

Richard Griffiths was born on Jul 31, 1947 in UK. Richard Griffiths's big-screen debut came with The Comedy of Errors directed by Philip Casson in 1978, strarring Officer. Richard Griffiths is known for About Time directed by Richard Curtis, Domhnall Gleeson stars as Tim and Rachel McAdams as Mary. Richard Griffiths has got 1 awards and 4 nominations so far. The most recent award Richard Griffiths achieved is Clarence Derwent Awards. The upcoming new movie Richard Griffiths plays is About Time which will be released on Nov 08, 2013.

Corpulent British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal Shakespeare Company being just a few of his standout credits. In films from 1975 on both sides of the Atlantic, his better roles have been in both contemporary and period pieces, such a Gorky Park (1983), Withnail & I (1987), Ralph Super King (1991), Un ange gardien pour Tess (1994), Sleepy Hollow: La légende du cavalier sans tête (1999) and recently the 'Harry Potter' series as Uncle Vernon Dursley. One of Britain's heartiest best-loved character actors, Griffiths received an OBE in 2008. He died on March 28 2013 as a result of complications from heart surgery.

  • Birthday

    Jul 31, 1947
  • Place of Birth

    Thornaby-on-Tees, North Yorkshire, England, UK

Known For


1 wins & 4 nominations

Clarence Derwent Awards
Best supporting Male (UK)
Winner - Clarence Derwent Award

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows