Hugh Griffith

1912 - 1980

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Hugh Emrys Griffith (30 May 1912 – 14 May 1980) was a Welsh film, stage and television actor. He is best remembered for his role in the film Ben-Hur (1959), which earned him critical acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hugh Griffith has received more than 529,517 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Hugh Griffith is the 825th most popular actor (up from 834th in 2019), the 1,015th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,066th in 2019) and the 128th most popular British Actor.

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  • 33

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  • 5.44

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  • 3.25

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Among actors, Hugh Griffith ranks 825 out of 10,030Before him are Kenny Baker, Janet Gaynor, Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Michael Palin, and Ajay Devgn. After him are Margaret Rutherford, Simon Baker, Sônia Braga, Michelle Rodriguez, Cybill Shepherd, and Peter Lorre.

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Among people born in 1912, Hugh Griffith ranks 68Before him are Shoichi Nishimura, Princess Deokhye, Hermann Graf, José Ferrer, Arne Næss, and A. E. van Vogt. After him are Salvador Luria, Julia Child, Lady Bird Johnson, Sohn Kee-chung, Woody Guthrie, and Abbé Pierre. Among people deceased in 1980, Hugh Griffith ranks 58Before him are Robert Whittaker, Mario Bava, Raoul Walsh, Fabian von Schlabrendorff, Winifred Wagner, and Kazimierz Kuratowski. After him are Mohammad Hatta, Tex Avery, Kim Jae-gyu, Nadezhda Mandelstam, Patrick Depailler, and Yigal Allon.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Hugh Griffith ranks 1,015 out of 6,924Before him are James Meade (1907), Kenny Baker (1934), Alexander Mackenzie (1764), Kristin Scott Thomas (1960), John William Polidori (1795), and Michael Palin (1943). After him are Margaret Rutherford (1892), Mike Hailwood (1940), Margaret Burbidge (1919), William Bligh (1754), Dave Gahan (1962), and Anna Atkins (1799).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Hugh Griffith ranks 128Before him are Dirk Bogarde (1921), Jeremy Brett (1933), Ben Cross (1947), Kenny Baker (1934), Kristin Scott Thomas (1960), and Michael Palin (1943). After him are Margaret Rutherford (1892), Clive Owen (1964), Roddy McDowall (1928), Stewart Granger (1913), Eric Idle (1943), and Robert Shaw (1927).

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