Richard Griffiths

Movie Actor

Birthday July 31, 1947

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace England

DEATH DATE Mar 29, 2013 (65)

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British actor best known for his role as Vernon Dursley, Harry's mean-spirited uncle, in the Harry Potter film franchise. He also starred as Barry Nottingham in Disney's Bedtime Stories

Before Fame

He attended Manchester Polytechnic School of Drama to study acting.


He received numerous awards for his performances, including one for his role in The History Boys.

Family Life

He was survived by his wife Heather Gibson. 

Associated With

He was in the child fantastical film Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese