Photo Flash - Remembering Richard Griffiths

BBC News reports that English actor of stage, film and television, Richard Griffiths has died at age 65 after complications from recent heart surgery. The actor was best known for his portrayal of Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter film franchise and as Unchle Monty in 'Withnail and I.' For BWW's full obituary, click here.

Griffiths was appointed an OBE in the 2008 New Year Honors. He received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor and a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, all for his role in the play The History Boys. He most recently appeared on the stage opposite Danny DeVito in The Sunshine Boys.

Photos by Walter McBride

Photo Flash - Remembering Richard Griffiths

Photo Flash - Remembering Richard Griffiths
Theatre Marquee for the Opening Night Performance of EQUUS at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City. September 25, 2008

Photo Flash - Remembering Richard Griffiths
Theatre Cast Board for the Opening Night Performance of EQUUS at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City..September 25, 2008

Photo Flash - Remembering Richard Griffiths
Curtain Call: Richard Griffiths & Daniel Radcliffe & the ensemble cast

Photo Flash - Remembering Richard Griffiths
Curtain Call: Richard Griffiths

Photo Flash - Remembering Richard Griffiths



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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.