Richard Griffiths

Richard Griffiths


Thornaby-on-Tees, Cleveland, England, UK



Birth Name

Richard Griffiths


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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…more


Trivia and Quotes

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  • Quotes

    • Richard: If I had my way, all actors over 55 would be issued a 3-lb. wet salmon with which to slap the face of every young, beautiful, successful upstart.

    • Richard: I hate being the subject of photographs.

    • Richard: [On Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban] What I thought was interesting, is that Alfonso showed us that there should be more fear. Harry's more powerful each time. We're not a threat to him anymore. Now he can act on his own, in a frightening way. In the beginning, we were evil. Now, we want to be, but we don't have this power anymore. We were scared all the time, that Harry was gonna do something to us.

    • Richard: [On Uncle Vernon] Vernon distrusts Harry completely and is always concerned that he is going to do something strange at any moment. That is Vernon's biggest fear—he doesn't want anything strange happening that the neighbours might see.

  • Clean, and clear actor.

    Richard makes his movies that hes in so dramatric and funny. Its just his jolly self that explains everything. I like the way he acts and should stay a great actor. A few good movies that he was in was Harry potter, Sleepy Hollow, Funny Bones, and the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Their all small parts but great parts. I like the people that play a small part that make the movie so much better because without them what would the movie be like? Wouldnt be much of what i would think it was. Just bland monotoned. I love him as a actor because of his originality.moreless