use his holiday house in the Lake District, then turns up, looking for payment in kind. Latterly Griffiths found fans could quote whole chunks of dialogue to him, dialogue they had learned by heart, but which he had long forgotten, or so he said. He complained that people seemed to have great difficulty in differentiating between the actor and the man. He had married in 1980, to Heather Gibson, an actress he had met during a stage production of Lady Windermere's Fan.
But he said he was approached to serve as a celebrity representative for various gay causes, though he had only ever played "two screaming queens", as he put it, in Withnail and The History Boys, two decades apart. The role of Vernon Dursley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone took him to a new and devoted audience. It was the first of five Harry Potter films in which he would appear. Vernon is Harry's uncle, a mere Muggle, who has grudgingly taken in Harry after the death of his parents, though he misses no opportunity to remind Harry that he is not really wanted. The story begins with Harry living with Vernon, his wife Petunia (Fiona Shaw) and their spoilt son Dudley at Number 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, in Surrey, before Harry learns of his magical powers and goes off to Hogwarts, though he regularly returns "home" during school holidays. Latterly Griffiths could pick and choose his roles and he spent much of his time on stage. On more than one occasion he brought plays to a sudden halt when a mobile phone rang and he ordered the culprit from the theatre. He was reunited with his Harry Potter co star Daniel Radcliffe in a revival of Peter Shaffer's Equus in the West End in 2007 and subsequently on Broadway. Nike Women Air Max
in films as well, appearing in Chariots of Fire, as the head porter at Caius College, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Gandhi, and Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan. Director Bruce Robinson cast him in Withnail and I after seeing him in the Michael Palin comedy A Private Function. His performance as Uncle Monty raised his profile to new heights, though it was not a huge hit on initial release. Its status as a classic was acquired gradually over the years, through late night student screenings, video and a cinema re release in the 1990s. Griffiths played the rather sleazy, aesthete, older man who lets Richard E Womens Nike Air Max Thea Rose Gold Grant and Paul McGann Nike Womens Air Max 2015
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It generated extensive media coverage as it represented Radcliffe's break with the boy wizard role and included a nude scene. Griffiths also starred in a West End revival of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys last year, with Danny DeVito. He was made an OBE in the 2008 New Year honours. He is survived by his wife Heather. They did not have children. This website and its associated newspaper adheres to the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Editors' Code of Practice. If you have a complaint about editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then contact theIf you remain dissatisfied with the response provided.
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