Friday, 29 March 2013

Harry Potter Actor Richard Griffiths dies aged 65

Actor Richard Griffiths, most known for playing Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter film series has passed away, aged 65. He was also known for his portrayal of 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. 

Griffiths was shortlisted to take up the role of the 5th Doctor once Tom Baker announced he was leaving, and again was rumoured to be the actor who took over from Sylvester McCoy in 1990, had the series not been cancelled before a short revival in 1996.

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