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R.I.P. 'Withnail & I' And 'Harry Potter' Star Richard Griffiths (1947-2013)

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 29, 2013 7:01 AM
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Good Friday just became significantly worse, with the news that veteran British character actor Richard Griffiths has passed away at the age of 65, due to complications from heart surgery. A star of stage and screen for close to forty years, the actor was best known for playing a pair of uncles -- Uncle Monty in "Withnail & I," and Vernon Dursley in the "Harry Potter" franchise, but was behind dozens of memorable roles that stretch far beyond those two.

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