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 much acclaim and received many awards including, 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 3,733,982 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard Griffiths is the 496th most popular actor (up from 702nd in 2019), the 660th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 938th in 2019) and the 77th most popular British Actor.

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

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Among actors, Richard Griffiths ranks 496 out of 10,030Before him are Gerard Butler, Louise Fletcher, Lance Henriksen, Barbara Stanwyck, Yoshiko Yamaguchi, and John Lithgow. After him are Faten Hamama, Bill Nighy, Vincent Price, Natalie Portman, Nathalie Delon, and Bolo Yeung.

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Among people born in 1947, Richard Griffiths ranks 45Before him are Michio Kaku, Kevin Kline, César Gaviria, Megawati Sukarnoputri, Bruno Latour, and Florian Schneider. After him are Dick Advocaat, Óscar Tabárez, Jonathan Banks, Dick Fosbury, Richard Dreyfuss, and Gerd Binnig. Among people deceased in 2013, Richard Griffiths ranks 36Before him are Rochus Misch, Ray Manzarek, Robert Coleman Richardson, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Donald A. Glaser, and Sung Jae-gi. After him are Richard Matheson, Ronald Dworkin, Manfred Rommel, James Avery, Boris Berezovsky, and Ieng Sary.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Griffiths ranks 660 out of 6,924Before him are Emma, Lady Hamilton (1765), James Lovelock (1919), Jude Law (1972), Freeman Dyson (1923), Gerard Butler (1969), and Benjamin Hornigold (1680). After him are John Ambrose Fleming (1849), Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (1428), William Tyndale (1494), Andrew Wiles (1953), Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (1631), and Elizabeth Blackwell (1821).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Richard Griffiths ranks 77Before him are Leslie Howard (1893), Oliver Reed (1938), Robert Carlyle (1961), Emma, Lady Hamilton (1765), Jude Law (1972), and Gerard Butler (1969). After him are Bill Nighy (1949), Christian Bale (1974), Jessica Tandy (1909), John Rhys-Davies (1944), Naomi Watts (1968), and Rex Harrison (1908).

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