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Richard Griffiths: Uncle Vernon

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Richard Griffiths: Uncle Vernon

Richard Griffiths (1947 - 2013) was a Tony Award-winning actor with dozens of credits onstage, on the big screen, and on TV dating back to the 1970s, but his greatest fame came in the last dozen years of his life. Griffiths was best known for his role as the despicable Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter movies.

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Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, who also worked with Griffiths on Broadway in "Equus," paid tribute to the late actor: "[A]ny room he walked into was made twice as funny and twice as clever just by his presence. I am proud to say I knew him.” Kind words for the man who made him live in a closet for 11 years...

Thea Sharrock, who directed Richard Griffiths in the West End, recalls a devoted friend and an extraordinary actor. Read more