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Kenneth Griffith (I) (1921–2006)

Kenneth Griffith was born on October 12, 1921 in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales as Kenneth Griffiths. He was an actor and writer, known for Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), The Lion in Winter (1968) and The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995). He was married to Joan Stock, Carole Hagar and Doria Noar. He died on June 25, ... See full bio »


(age 84) in London, England, UK

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 2003 Holby City (TV Series)
Charlie Peters
- One of Our Own (2003) ... Charlie Peters
 2001 Very Annie Mary
 1994 Four Weddings and a Funeral
Mad Old Man - Wedding One (as Kenneth Griffiths)
 1992 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Sir Desmond Clark
- Eric of Arabia (1992) ... Sir Desmond Clark
 1986 Shaka Zulu (TV Mini-Series)
Zacharias Abrahams
- Part I (1986) ... Zacharias Abrahams
 1982 Remembrance
 1982 The Final Option
Bishop Crick
 1981 Berlin Tunnel 21 (TV Movie)
 1980 The Sea Wolves
Charlie Wilton
 1979 Minder (TV Series)
Dai Llewellyn
- A Tethered Goat (1979) ... Dai Llewellyn
 1978 The Wild Geese
 1977 Why Shoot the Teacher?
Inspector Woods
 1976 Sky Riders
 1976 Bus to Bosworth (TV Movie)
Mr. Huw Meredith BA
 1974 S*P*Y*S
 1974 Armchair Cinema (TV Series)
Julien Bour
- The Prison (1974) ... Julien Bour
 1974 The Perils of Pendragon (TV Series)
 1974 Callan
 1973 Milligan in... (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Milligan in Summer (1973) ... Various Characters
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
- Kept on a String (1973) ... Bouzin
 1973 The House in Nightmare Park
Ernest Henderson
 1972 Colditz (TV Series)
Dr. Starb
- Court Martial (1972) ... Dr. Starb
 1972 The Man Outside (TV Series)
- A Persistant Coffin (1972) ... Isaac
 1972 Clochemerle (TV Series)
Ernest Tafardel
- The Glorious Triumph of Barthelemey Piechut (1972) ... Ernest Tafardel
- The Dreaded Arrival of Captain Tardivaux (1972) ... Ernest Tafardel
- The Painful Infliction of Nicholas the Beadle (1972) ... Ernest Tafardel
 1972 Spyder's Web (TV Series)
- Emergency Exit (1972) ... Ratznik
 1971 An Apple a Day (TV Movie)
Dr. Clerke
 1971 Paul Temple (TV Series)
- Paper Chase (1971) ... Yalenkov
 1970 Jane Eyre (TV Movie)
 1970 Strange Report (TV Series)
 1970 The Gamblers
 1969 The Assassination Bureau
Monsieur Popescu
 1968 Koroshi (TV Movie)
 1968 The Lion in Winter
Strolling Player
 1967 The Bobo
Pepe Gamazo
 1967 The Whisperers
Mr. Weaver
 1967 Secret Agent (TV Series)
- Shinda Shima (1967) ... Richards
 1966 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Mr. Jones
- A Walk in the Sea (1966) ... Mr. Jones
 1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Rounds
- Mr. Ponge (1965) ... Mr. Rounds
 1965 Buddenbrooks (TV Mini-Series)
Christian Buddenbrooks
 1965 The Wednesday Thriller (TV Series)
Mr. Seam
- The Babysitter (1965) ... Mr. Seam
 1965 Rotten to the Core
Lenny the Dip
 1964 Paris 1900 (TV Series)
Massenay / Livergin / Saint-Florimund / ...
- The Luck of the Game (1964) ... Massenay
- The Ribbon (1964) ... Livergin
- Half a Husband (1964) ... Saint-Florimund
- The Lambert Affair (1964) ... Edouard
- Fashions for Ladies (1964) ... Dr. Hercule Molineaux
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- To Bury Caesar (1963) ... Lambke
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
- To Bury Caesar (1963) ... Lembke
 1963 To Bury Caesar (TV Movie)
 1956-1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Lt.Touzenbach / Napoleon / Alain, a countryman / ...
- War and Peace (1963) ... Napoleon
- A Doll's House (1961)
- Loyalties (1960)
- The School for Wives (1958) ... Alain, a countryman
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
- Wives and Lovers (1963)
 1963 Heavens Above!
Rev. Owen Thomas
 1963 Hancock (TV Series)
Owen Bowen
- The Assistant (1963) ... Owen Bowen
 1962 The Arthur Haynes Show (TV Series)
- Episode #11.3 (1962)
 1962 We Joined the Navy
 1962 Not at All (TV Movie)
 1957-1962 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Councillor Reubin / Gervais Laroche
- The Fishing Match (1962) ... Councillor Reubin
- The Web of Lace (1958) ... Gervais Laroche
- The Pier (1957)
 1962 Murder Can Be Deadly
 1962 Only Two Can Play
Ieuan Jenkins (as Kenneth Griffiths)
 1961 The Frightened City
Wally Smith
 1961 Young, Willing and Eager
 1961 The Pursuers (TV Series)
George Webber
- The George Webber Story (1961) ... George Webber
 1960 Snowball
Phil Hart
 1960 The Risk
Dr. Shole
 1960 A French Mistress
Mr. Meade
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
 1960 Who Killed Menna Lorraine? (TV Movie)
Inspector Farley
 1960 Circus of Horrors
 1960 International Detective (TV Series)
- The Winthrop Case (1960) ... Gaspare
 1959 Expresso Bongo
Charlie (uncredited)
 1959 Libel
 1959 Man in a Cocked Hat
Sir John's Assistant, Griffths (uncredited)
 1959 Tiger Bay
 1958 The Man Upstairs
Mr. Pollen
 1958 Chain of Events
 1957 Your Past Is Showing
 1957 Blue Murder at St. Trinian's
Charlie Bull
 1957 Lucky Jim
Cyril Johns
 1957 Brothers in Law
Undertaker (as Kenneth Griffiths)
 1957 The New Adventures of Martin Kane (TV Series)
- The Absconder Story (1957) ... Hollis
- The Kidnap Story (1957) ... Hollis
 1956 Tiger in the Smoke
 1956 The Baby and the Battleship
 1956 Theatre Royal (TV Series)
- The Ends of Justice (1956) ... Jim
 1956 1984
Prisoner (as Kenneth Griffiths)
 1955 Patrol Car (TV Series)
- The Sixth Dagger (1955) ... Heywood
 1955 The Green Carnation
Nobby (as Kenneth Griffiths)
 1955 Track the Man Down
Ken Orwell (as Kenneth Griffiths)
 1955 The Prisoner
The Secretary
 1953 Terror Street
Henry Slosson
 1951 High Treason
Jimmy Ellis
 1950 Waterfront Women
Maurice Bruno
 1949 Blue Scar
Thomas Williams
 1949 Helter Skelter
Nick Martin's BBC Colleague (uncredited)
 1949 Forbidden
 1948 Bond Street
Len Phillips
 1947 Fame Is the Spur
Wartime Miners' Representitive (uncredited)
 1943 Young and Willing
Older Actor (uncredited)
 1942 The Great Mr. Handel
Minor role (uncredited)
 1942 The Forest Rangers
 1942 Hard Steel
 1942 The Black Sheep of Whitehall
Butcher's Boy (uncredited)
 1941 Love on the Dole
Harry's Pal in Billiard Hall (uncredited)
 1941 The Farmer's Wife
George Smerdon
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Show Show Self (7 credits)
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream", at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Irene Worth, Robert Shaw, Alan Badel, Paul Rogers and Jill Balcon in the cast. Tyrone Guthrie was the director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Kenneth Griffiths | Ken Griffiths


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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He served in the RAF during WWII. He gained stage experience at the Old Vic and in repertory theatre. He went on to make more than 80 movies, mostly in character parts, many of them unsympathetic. He was also an authority on the Boer War. See more »

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