He had appeared in five of the films in the series. In dem britischen Kultfilm Withnail & I verkörperte der Schauspieler den homosexuellen Uncle Monty, der von seinem Neffen alias Richard E. Grant besucht wird und sein Leben für kurze Zeit auf den Kopf stellt. He mentioned that he will miss the Dursleys very much now that the series is over. März 2013 an Komplikationen nach einer Herzoperation. Check out the hottest fashion, photos, movies and TV shows! Harry at the age of 18 attended the … In den folgenden Jahrzehnten spielte der übergewichtige Schauspieler in zahlreichen erfolgreichen Filmen Nebenrollen. Seine wohl bekannteste Rolle war die des Vernon Dursley in den Harry-Potter-Filmen. He was awarded the 2006 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance as "Hector" in Alan Bennett's The History Boys. Other members of the audience applauded as the man left the theatre. After Petunia's sister Lily and brother-in-law, James Potter, were killed by Voldemort in their own home, Petunia remained the sole surviving blood relative of Harr… Griffiths played the magic-disliking Uncle Vernon, who is married to Aunt Petunia, father to Dudley Dursley, brother to Aunt Marge, and uncle of Harry Potter. Vernon ist der Ehemann von Harrys Tante Petunia und der Vater von Harrys Cousin Dudley. Juli 1947 in Thornaby-on-Tees, North East England; † 28. All rights reserved. [4] Im Film Die History Boys – Fürs Leben lernen spielte Griffiths erneut einen homosexuellen Mann, diesmal den Lehrer Hector, den er bereits im erfolgreichen Theaterstück The History Boys verkörpert hatte. His part was written out altogether in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Aside from earning fame in Harry Potter, Griffiths was perhaps best known Stateside for such movies as Chariots of Fire, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Gandhi, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, Withnail and I, Goldeneye and The Naked Gun 2 1/2, among many others. He was 65. März 2013 in Coventry, West Midlands)[1][2] war ein britischer Schauspieler. Er hat eine Schwester Magda Dursley, die die Familie ab und zu besucht. He was 65. He was married to Heather Gibson. März 2013 in Coventry, West Midlands) war ein britischer Schauspieler. For his performance in the stage play The History Boys, Griffiths won much acclaim and received many awards including, a Tony Award, a Laurence Olivier Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Griffiths acting career began on 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 just a few of his standout credits. If we hear one more phone go off, we'll quit this performance. After it rang a third time, he stopped the play and - to loud applause - had her ejected from the theatre. He has been in over sixty productions in both films and theatre. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. zum Officer des Order of the British Empire ernannt. You have been warned.". The son of deaf mute parents, he learned sign language at an early age and, interestingly enough, developed a talent for dialects which allowed him to show off in a number of ethnic portrayals. Richard Griffiths (31 July 1947 - 28 March 2013) was the actor who portrayed Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films. Richard Griffiths, OBE, (* 31. Richard Griffiths has been known to take public issue with mobile/cell phones ringing in the audience during his stage performances. [4] Für die Darstellung des griesgrämigen Onkels des Zauberschülers musste Griffiths im Gegensatz zu Harry Melling, der im Film seinen Sohn Dudley Dursley spielt, keinen sogenannten Fettanzug tragen. I am proud to say I knew him.". Griffiths is survived by his wife, Heather Gibson. Griffiths was married to Heather Gibson. Richard Griffiths, the veteran British character actor best known for playing the heartless Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter movies, has died. Griffiths' stage work was just as memorable. Beautiful actor. So verkörperte er Rollen in Die Geliebte des französischen Leutnants neben Meryl Streep und Jeremy Irons, in Tess und ihr Bodyguard neben Shirley MacLaine und Nicolas Cage oder in Sleepy Hollow neben Johnny Depp und Miranda Richardson. Richard Griffiths, OBE, (* 31. Richard Griffiths starb am 28. In fact, any room he walked into was made twice as funny and twice as clever just by his presence. [6], 1974 hatte Richard Griffiths seinen ersten Auftritt in einer Fernsehserie. The Harry Potter Wiki has 3 images related to, *Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. He was married to Heather Gibson. Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page. Richard Griffiths, the veteran British character actor best known for playing the heartless Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter movies, has died. In der Komödie Die nackte Kanone 2½ verkörperte er in einer Doppelrolle einen Professor im Rollstuhl und seinen Doppelgänger. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours. Entertainment Television, LLC A Division of NBCUniversal. 2004 - Won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Hector in The History Boys at the National Theatre (Lyttleton) (London). His part in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was also greatly reduced. "Sad news today. What a beautiful man. Harry Melling, the actor who played Vernon's muggle son, Dudley Dursley, also praised him. [9], Greystoke – Die Legende von Tarzan, Herr der Affen, Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens, Harry Potter und der Gefangene von Askaban, Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes: Teil 1, Pirates of the Caribbean – Fremde Gezeiten, Richard Griffiths, uncle to Withnail and Harry Potter, dies aged 65, Potter and Withnail actor Richard Griffiths dies, https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Richard_Griffiths&oldid=201080947, Wikipedia:Defekte Weblinks/Ungeprüfte Archivlinks 2019-05, „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“. Griffiths also played the part of a police detective-cum-restaurant owner and chef in Pie in the Sky. Last year, the portly actor appeared with Danny DeVito in Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys at London's Savoy Theatre and was slated to headline a Los Angeles version of the production, set for September. May 2006: When a mobile rang out for the third time during his performance as Hector, a teacher, in Alan Bennett's The History Boys at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York, Griffiths rounded on the theatregoer and thundered: "I am not going to compete with these electronic devices. Your source for entertainment news, celebrities, celeb news, and ​celebrity gossip. © 2020 E! The actor stopped in the middle of his lines, fixed the offender with an icy stare and said: "I am asking you to stand up, leave this auditorium and never, ever come back". Community content is available under. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey, LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World, LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story, Creator: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets actors, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 actors, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix actors, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone actors, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban actors, BBC News - Potter and Withnail actor Richard Griffiths dies, https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Richard_Griffiths?oldid=1122202, Articles with information from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, By coincidence, his birthday was the same as that of. Für die Rolle des Hector im Theaterstück erhielt er mehrere Auszeichnungen.[7]. Harry Potter Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Daniel Radcliffe, who played the titular boy magician, paid tribute to Griffiths, who was there the first day he set foot on the set of the fantasy franchise. Als Sohn gehörloser Eltern lernte Griffiths früh die Gebärdensprache, um mit ihnen zu kommunizieren,[3][4][5] und entwickelte ein Gespür für Dialekte, was ihm bei vielen schauspielerischen Rollen zugutekam. He also starred with Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) in the British-Film made for TV, Ballet Shoes. It was my first time doing a play, but, terrified as I was, his encouragement, tutelage and humor made it a joy. He won a Laurence Olivier Award, a … Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World. You were told to turn them off by the stage manager; you were told it was against the law. According to Sky News, Griffiths passed away on Thursday from complications following heart surgery. June 2005: he ordered a man out of the National Theatre, London, when his mobile phone went off for the sixth time during a performance of Alan Bennett's The History Boys. Remembering Richard Harris, Harry Potter's first Dumbledore, "In August 2000, before official production had even begun on Potter, we filmed a shot outside the Dursleys', which was my first-ever shot as Harry," said Radcliffe in a statement. He later went on to reprise the role in a 2006 big-screen version and was honored with an OBE in 2008 for his services to drama. Der Muggel Vernon Dursley ist das Oberhaupt der Familie Dursley, bei der Harry seit seinem zweiten Lebensjahr wohnt. A look back at the best Harry Potter movie moments. Past performances/earlier career Perhaps his most famous performance was playing teacher Hector in Alan Bennett's The History Boys, for which he accomplished the rather rare feat of winning a Tony Award in New York and an Olivier Award in London. Seine bekannteste Rolle spielte er als Vernon Dursley in den Harry-Potter-Filmen. His Harry Potter costars remembered him as a kind and gentle mentor with a gift for storytelling. Griffiths has been appearing in films since 1975 both in Britain and abroad, his most acclaimed roles have been in both contemporary and period pieces. He also made forays into television, most notably starring in the mid-'90s BBC series Pie In the Sky playing a detective turned chef. [5] Griffiths war seit 1980 mit Heather Gibson verheiratet. [3][8] Am 31. Juli 1947 in Thornaby-on-Tees, North East England; † 28. Diese Seite wurde zuletzt am 18. Griffiths was considered by the producers of Doctor Who for the role of the Doctor himself, however, the original series did not continue from 1989. Richard Griffiths (31 July 1947 - 28 March 2013) was the actor who portrayed Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films. Seine bekannteste Rolle spielte er als Vernon Dursley in den Harry-Potter-Filmen. October 2005: Was performing in the stage play Heroes in London's Wyndham Theatre when a lady's mobile phone kept ringing in the audience. "I was nervous, and he made me feel at ease. For the 2006 film adaptation, Griffiths was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Dezember 2007 wurde er von der britischen Königin Elisabeth II. Juni 2020 um 07:22 Uhr bearbeitet. Er war bis zuletzt als Schauspieler aktiv. ", He continued: "Seven years later, we embarked on Equus together. Thoughts and love to anyone who was lucky enough to have listened to one his stories," tweeted Melling. Vernon Dursley was an English Muggle, husband of Petunia Evans, father of Dudley and uncle-in-law of Harry Potter. Griffiths died at the University Hospital Coventry on 28 March 2013, from complications due to heart surgery.[1]. Richard Thomas Griffiths OBE (31 July 1947 – 28 March 2013) was an English actor of film, television, and stage. Griffiths is mostly known for his roles as Harry Potter's Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter movie series, Uncle Monty in Withnail and I, Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky, and as King George II in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

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