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Richard Griffiths

1947 - 2013

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Richard Thomas Griffiths (31 July 1947 – 28 March 2013) was an English actor of film, television, and stage. For his performance in the stage play The History Boys, Griffiths won a Tony Award, a Laurence Olivier Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Griffiths has received more than 4,211,247 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard Griffiths is the 386th most popular actor (up from 496th in 2019), the 532nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 660th in 2019) and the 59th most popular British Actor.

Richard Griffiths is most famous for his role as Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter series.

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  • 64.16

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  • 68

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  • 4.80

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  • 5.07

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Richard Griffiths ranks 386 out of 9,996Before him are Curd Jürgens, Roy Scheider, Desmond Llewelyn, Frances Farmer, Chow Yun-fat, and Gloria Swanson. After him are Bolo Yeung, Gene Wilder, Vincent Cassel, Ryan O'Neal, Tippi Hedren, and Edward Norton.

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Among people born in 1947, Richard Griffiths ranks 41Before him are Herman Van Rompuy, Meat Loaf, Gloria Gaynor, Gigliola Cinquetti, Michio Kaku, and Ronnie Wood. After him are Zahi Hawass, Linda B. Buck, Óscar Tabárez, César Gaviria, Gerd Binnig, and James Woods. Among people deceased in 2013, Richard Griffiths ranks 33Before him are Don Shirley, Rochus Misch, François Jacob, Donald A. Glaser, Jang Song-thaek, and Erich Priebke. After him are Jovanka Broz, Boris Berezovsky, Ray Manzarek, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, James M. Buchanan, and Ieng Sary.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Griffiths ranks 532 out of 7,765Before him are G. H. Hardy (1877), Diana Rigg (1938), Desmond Llewelyn (1914), Walter Raleigh (1554), Norman Haworth (1883), and Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784). After him are Raymond Cattell (1905), J. Bruce Ismay (1862), James III of Scotland (1451), Æthelberht, King of Wessex (836), Chaim Herzog (1918), and Stuart Sutcliffe (1940).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Richard Griffiths ranks 59Before him are John Cleese (1939), Olivia Newton-John (1948), Albert Finney (1936), Emma Thompson (1959), Diana Rigg (1938), and Desmond Llewelyn (1914). After him are Helena Bonham Carter (1966), Alfred Molina (1953), Bob Hoskins (1942), Jean Simmons (1929), Christian Bale (1974), and Gerard Butler (1969).

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