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Richard Griffiths

Highest Rated:   100% Ballet Shoes (2008)
Lowest Rated:   9% Opa! (2009)
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Falstaffian British character actor Richard Griffiths has been popping up in films since 1980. Griffiths played Sir Tom in The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Captain Billings in Greystoke (1982) and Phipps in King Ralph (1981). An accomplished dialectician, Griffiths has essayed a wide variety of ethnic types: in Naked Gun 2 1/2 (1992), he outdid himself in his dual role as the German-accented Dr. Mannheimer and the Georgia-cracker Earl Hacker. British TV fans know Richard Griffiths best as Henry Crabbe in the weekly sitcom Pie and the Sky (1993-95), not to mention his appearances on such earlier series as Bird of Prey (1984), Nobody's Perfect (1980-82), Ffizz (1987-89) and A Kind of Living (1988-90).In 2001, Griffiths took on the recurring role of the imposing Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter film series, playing the role in five of the series' eight films. Griffiths spent the majority of his career alternating between the screen and stage, and in 2004, he took on one of his higher profile stage roles - the eccentric teacher Hector in Alan Bennett's award-winning play The History Boys. Griffiths originated the role in the 2004 West End production and the 2006 Broadway production and later reprised the role in the 2006 film, winning an Olivier Award, a Tony Award, and scoring a BAFTA Film nomination for his work.After completing his work in the Harry Potter series, Griffiths appeared in The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) as King George II and played a limited engagement in the West End revival of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys, opposite Danny DeVito. Sadly, his career was cut short, dying at age 65 in 2013 from complications following heart surgery.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
64% Private Peaceful
  • Actor
2014
63% One Direction: This Is Us
  • Executive Producer
$28.9M 2013
94% Hugo
  • Monsieur Frick
$73.9M 2011
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
  • Vernon Dursley
$381.1M 2011
32% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • King George
$241.1M 2011
78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  • Vernon Dursley
$295.0M 2010
47% Jackboots on Whitehall
  • Hermann Goering
2010
9% Opa!
  • Tierney
2009
25% Bedtime Stories
  • Barry Nottingham
$110.0M 2008
No Score Yet Letters to Santa: A Muppets Christmas
  • Actor
2008
100% Ballet Shoes
  • Great Uncle Matthew
2008
78% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Vernon Dursley
$292.0M 2007
89% Venus
  • Donald
$3.3M 2006
65% The History Boys
  • Hector
$2.6M 2006
60% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Jeltz
$51.1M 2005
64% Stage Beauty
  • Sir Charles Sedley
$0.8M 2004
91% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Uncle Vernon Dursley
$249.4M 2004
82% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Uncle Vernon Dursley
$261.9M 2002
80% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • Uncle Vernon Dursley
$317.6M 2001
31% Vatel
  • Dr. Bourdelot
2000
No Score Yet Gormenghast
  • Swelter
2000
67% Sleepy Hollow
  • Phillipse
1999
61% Funny Bones
  • Jim Minty
1995
No Score Yet Model by Day
  • Ronnie
1994
59% Guarding Tess
  • Frederick
1994
20% Blame It on the Bellboy
  • Maurice Horton
1992
57% The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear
  • Dr. Meinheimer/Hacker
1991
20% King Ralph
  • Phipps
1991
No Score Yet Whoops Apocalypse
  • Actor
1988
94% Withnail and I
  • Monty
1987
No Score Yet Casanova
  • Cardinal
1987
13% Shanghai Surprise
  • Willie Tuttle
1986
100% A Private Function
  • Allardyce
1985
69% Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes
  • Captain Billings
1984
78% Gorky Park
  • Anton
1983
No Score Yet The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Falstaff
1982
88% Gandhi
  • Collins
1982
90% Ragtime
  • Delmas Assistant No. 1
1981
83% Chariots of Fire
  • Head Porter, Caius College
1981
76% The French Lieutenant's Woman
  • Sir Tom
1981
89% Superman II
  • Terrorist
1981
No Score Yet It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
  • Sam Broadbent
1978

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Duke of Burgundy
  • 2013
72% Episodes (US)
2011-2015
  • Julian
  • 2011

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