“Harry Potter” Star Richard Griffiths Dies At 65
Richard Griffiths, a veteran British actor that stared in nearly 100 movies and TV shows in his career has passed away this Thursday at the age of 65 as complications arose during a heart surgery.
Daniel Radcliff his costar in both the “Harry Potter” movies where Griffiths played his muggled and sometimes cruel uncle and in the Equus theater play had nothing but nice words to say about Griffiths.
He said that while he was nervous as these were his first roles in movies and theater, Griffiths’ presence and humor made the entire ordeal much easier to bear.
And it seems that his humor and cleverness were his defining attributes. Considered by many one of the most talented actors of his generation. He was brilliant in comedic roles but truly let viewers see the depth of emotion and true artistry and mastery of his craft in “The History Boys”, where he played a troubled yet inspiring professor.
Griffiths was born in Yorkshire to a blue collar family and a father that worked in the steel industry. His first role was a production of “The Sunshine Boys” by Neil Simon where he played alongside Danny DeVito.
Richard Griffiths has touched and will be missed by many, especially his wife Heather Gibson.