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Biography

Thornaby-on-Tees, North Yorkshire, England, UK
British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal Shakespeare Company just a few of his standout credits. The son of deaf parents, he learned sign language at an early age and, interestingly enough, developed a talent for dialects which allowed him to show off in a number of ethnic portrayals. Read more...

Actor

Character: Terrorist #3

Superman II 1980

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Character: Head Porter-Caius College

Chariots of Fire 1981

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Character: Delmas' Assistant No. 1

Ragtime 1981

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Character: Himself - In Memoriam

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014

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Character: Monsieur Frick

Hugo 2011

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Character: Barry Nottingham

Bedtime Stories 2008

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Character: Himself - Presenter

The 62nd Annual Tony Awards 2008

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Character: Donald

Venus 2006

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Character: Tierney

Opa! 2005

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Character: Sir Charles Sedley

Stage Beauty 2004

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Character: Sir Edward Marshall-Hall

The Brides in the Bath 2003

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Character: Magistrate Philipse

Sleepy Hollow 1999

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Character: Jim Minty

Funny Bones 1995

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Character: Maurice Horton

Blame It on the Bellboy 1992

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Character: Dr. Meinheimer / Earl Hacker

The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear 1991

10
Character: Duncan Phipps

King Ralph 1991

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Character: Second admiral

Goldeneye 1989

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Character: Willie Tuttle

Shanghai Surprise 1986

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Character: Henry Allardyce the Accountant

A Private Function 1984

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Character: Great Uncle Matthew

Ballet Shoes 2007

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Character: Dr. Bourdelot

Vatel 2000

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Character: Himself - Stage Actor

BBC London News 2001

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Character: Himself - Actor

The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2013

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Character: Himself - Actor

The Oscars 2014

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Character: Derek Farrow

Minder 1979

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Play

The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006

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Character: Cheerful Bernie

Britannia Hospital 1982

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Character: Canon Humphrey Appleton

Inspector Morse 1987

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

An Audience with Victoria Wood 1988

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Character: Himself

The South Bank Show 1978

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Character: Hans Koopman

Lovejoy 1986

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Character: Ronnie Harries

The Sweeney 1975

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Character: Swelter

Gormenghast 2000

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Character: Julian Bullard

Episode One 0

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Character: Bernard

Pilot 0

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Character: Mr. Benedict Ron

Staying Awake 0

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Character: Mr. Benedict Ron

Sectioned 0

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Character: Mr. Benedict Ron

Clean White Coat 0

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Character: Mr. Benedict Ron

Three Stars 0

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Character: Mr. Benedict Ron

The Wrong Leg 0

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Character: Mr. Benedict Ron

Agency Nurse 0

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