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Richard Griffiths (I) (1947–2013)


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 just a few of his standout credits. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini-Series)
Duke of Burgundy
- Henry V (2012) ... Duke of Burgundy
 2011 Episodes (TV Series)
Julian Bullard
 2011 George and Bernard Shaw (TV Series)
Bernard
- Pilot (2011) ... Bernard
 2007 Ballet Shoes (TV Movie)
Great Uncle Matthew
 2005 Princes in the Tower (TV Movie)
Thomas More (voice)
 2000 Hope and Glory (TV Series)
Leo Wheeldon
- Episode #2.4 (2000) ... Leo Wheeldon
- Episode #2.1 (2000) ... Leo Wheeldon
 2000 Gormenghast (TV Mini-Series)
Swelter
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Swelter
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Swelter
 1998 Ted & Ralph (TV Movie)
Landowner at Party
 1998 The Animal Train (TV Short)
Elephant (voice)
 1998 The Canterbury Tales (TV Series)
Saturn
- Leaving London (1998) ... Saturn (voice)
 1998 In the Red (TV Series)
Geoffrey Crichton-Potter
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Geoffrey Crichton-Potter
 1998 Archibald the Koala (TV Series)
Archibald (voice)
 1994-1995 The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (TV Series)
Mr. Jackson / Mr. Alderman Ptolomy Tortoise / Sir Isaac Newton
- The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs. Tittlemouse (1995) ... Mr. Jackson (voice)
- The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Mr. Jeremy Fisher (1994) ... Mr. Alderman Ptolomy Tortoise / Sir Isaac Newton (voice)
 1994 A Breed of Heroes (TV Movie)
Brian Beazely
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Hans Koopman
- They Call Me Midas (1993) ... Hans Koopman
 1993 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Canon Humphrey Appleton
- The Day of the Devil (1993) ... Canon Humphrey Appleton
 1992 Mr. Wakefield's Crusade (TV Series)
Porter
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Porter
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Porter
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Porter
 1992 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Archie Phillips
- Going West (1992) ... Archie Phillips
 1992 El C.I.D. (TV Series)
Weatherby
- Nothing Is Forever (1992) ... Weatherby
 1991 Perfect Scoundrels (TV Series)
Phil Kirby
- Ssh, You Know Who (1991) ... Phil Kirby
 1989 Goldeneye (TV Movie)
Second admiral
 1987 The Marksman (TV Mini-Series)
Brown
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Brown
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Brown
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Brown
 1987 Ffizz (TV Series)
Jack Mowbray
 1987 Casanova (TV Movie)
Cardinal
 1986 Boon (TV Series)
Sidney Garbutt
- Glasshouse People (1986) ... Sidney Garbutt
 1983 Bergerac (TV Series)
Jean-Pierre
- Fall of a Birdman (1983) ... Jean-Pierre
 1983 The Cleopatras (TV Mini-Series)
Pot Belly
- 115 BC (1983) ... Pot Belly
- 128 BC (1983) ... Pot Belly
- 145 BC (1983) ... Pot Belly
 1982 Five-Minute Films (TV Series short)
The Window Cleaner
- A Light Snack (1982) ... The Window Cleaner
 1982 The World Cup: A Captain's Tale (TV Movie)
Sidney Barron
 1982 Bird of Prey (TV Series)
Henry Jay
- Printout Urgent (1982) ... Henry Jay
- Mode Murder (1982) ... Henry Jay
 1982 Minder (TV Series)
Derek Farrow
- Dreamhouse (1982) ... Derek Farrow
 1981 Prisoners of Conscience (TV Series)
William Beausire
- William Beausire (1981) ... William Beausire
 1980/II Nobody's Perfect (TV Series)
Sam Hooper
 1979 Afternoon Off (TV Movie)
Mr. Turnbull
 1978 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Ronnie Harries
- Jack or Knave (1978) ... Ronnie Harries
 1978 The Comedy of Errors (TV Movie)
Officer
 1974-1977 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Board member / Park keeper
- It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (1977) ... Board member
- Norma (1974) ... Park keeper
 1977 Second City Firsts (TV Series)
Bedworth Hog
- Twelve Off the Belt (1977) ... Bedworth Hog
 1976 The Expert (TV Series)
Ripley
- Tainted Money (1976) ... Ripley
 1976 Red Letter Day (TV Series)
Window Cleaner
- Well Thank You, Thursday (1976) ... Window Cleaner
 1976 When the Boat Comes In (TV Series)
P.C. Price
- A Land Fit for Heroes and Idiots (1976) ... P.C. Price
 1974 Crown Court (TV Series)
Interpreter
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Other Works:

Played Hector in "The History Boys", a new play by Alan Bennett - National Theatre, London (June 2004)/ Australia (2006)/ Hong Kong (2006)/ Broadhurst Theatre, New York City (2006). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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. 'That's for being so lucky, you bastard!' I would shout. And then, hit them again, if you can. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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