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Richard Griffiths | 1947-2013

Richard Griffiths
Actor Richard Griffiths has died. Though best known for his work in the “Harry Potter” series, his early film career included roles in 1981’s “Chariots of Fire” and 1982’s “Gandhi,” both of which won best picture Oscars.  (Kathy Willens / AP)
‘Blame It on the Bellboy’ | 1992
Richard Griffiths played Maurice Horton, shown top right in the 1992 film comedy. (Bellboy Films Limited )
‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ | 2004
Richard Griffiths plays Uncle Vernon in the third Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.”

Full Coverage: Richard Griffiths, Uncle Vernon in ‘Harry Potter’ movies, has died  (Warner Bros. Pictures)
“The History Boys’ | 2006
Actors James Corden, left, Clive Merrison, Richard Griffiths and Stephen Campbell Moore take the curtain call at the 2006 opening night of the play “The History Boys.”

Griffiths won a Tony for his lead role as Hector, the teacher.  (Dima Gavrysh / AP)
Tony Award | 2006
Richard Griffiths of “The History Boys” poses for a picture with his Tony for best performance by a leading actor in a play at the 60th Tony Awards. (Richard Drew / AP)
‘History Boys’ | 2007
Richard Griffiths in a scene from the movie “History Boys.” (Alex Bailey / Fox Searchlight)
‘Equus’ | 2007
Jenny Agutter, Richard Griffiths and Daniel Radcliffe on stage in Peter Shaffer’s play “Equus.” (Chris Young / Getty Images)
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ | 2007
Richard Griffiths as Uncle Vernon, along with Harry Melling as Dudley Dursley and Fiona Shaw as Aunt Petunia in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
‘Hugo’ | 2011
Griffiths played the dachshund-loving newsstand owner Monsieur Frick in the Academy Award-winning film “Hugo.” (Paramount Pictures)
‘The Sunshine Boys’ | 2012
Actors Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths perform in “The Sunshine Boys” at the Savoy Theatre on May 17, 2012 in London, England.

The play was scheduled open the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles September 24, 2013. (Dave M. Benett / Getty Images)