British actor Richard Griffiths passed away yesterday after complications from heart surgery. He was 65 years old.
You probably recognize the actor as the uncle you loved to hate, Vernon Dursley, in five of the Harry Potter films. As seen in the LA Times, Griffiths is hailed as “One of the great British stage actors of his generation, a heavy man with a light touch, whether in Shakespeare or Neil Simon.” Griffiths earned a Tony for his performance in History Boys, starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe in Equus, and was most recently seen starring opposite Danny DeVito in The Sunshine Boys. He also appeared on various TV shows, including the 90′s British series about a crime solving chef, Pie In The Sky. | Full Story