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Richard Griffiths

 
Date of Birth: July 31, 1947 (75)

Birth Place: Thornaby-on-Tees, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

  [West End]
2012
Willy Clark
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Martin Dysart
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Hector
Hector [Replacement]
Hector
Hector [Replacement]

Photos

Adam Levy (Ben Silverman), Danny DeVito (Willie Clark), Richard Griffiths (Al Lewis)  Photo

Adam Levy (Ben Silverman), Danny DeVito (Willie Clark), Richard Griffiths (Al Lewis) and Johnnie Fiori. Photo Credit: Dan Wooller

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05/18/2012
Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths 
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Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths

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05/18/2012
Adam Levy (Ben Silverman), Danny DeVito (Willie Clark), Richard Griffiths (Al Lewis)  Photo

Adam Levy (Ben Silverman), Danny DeVito (Willie Clark), Richard Griffiths (Al Lewis) and Johnnie Fiori (Registered Nurse)

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05/18/2012
Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths 
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Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths

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05/18/2012
Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths
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Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths

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Stage

Performances
  [West End]
2012
Willy Clark

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2008
Martin Dysart

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Hector

Hector [Replacement]

Hector

Hector [Replacement]


Richard Griffiths Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actor in a Play Gold Star
Richard Griffiths, The History Boys
 
Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best Actor
Richard GriffithsHeroes
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Richard Griffiths, The History Boys
 
Theatre World Awards - 2006 - Performance Gold Star
Richard Griffiths, The History Boys
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Richard Griffiths, The History Boys
 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Actor Gold Star
Richard GriffithsThe History Boys
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2004 - Best Actor Gold Star
Richard GriffithsThe History Boys
 
Olivier Awards - 1979 - Comedy Performance of the Year
Richard GriffithsOnce In A Lifetime

Richard Griffiths News

Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez Join Daniel Radcliffe in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at N Photo Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez Join Daniel Radcliffe in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at New York Theatre Workshop
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

Jonathan Groff will star as ‚ÄúFranklin‚ÄĚ and Lindsay Mendez will star as ‚ÄúMary‚ÄĚ in Merrily We Roll Along at¬†New York Theatre Workshop. Merrily We Roll Along features music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by George Furth. They join the previously announced Daniel Radcliffe, who will star as ‚ÄúCharley‚ÄĚ.

Bob Gunton, John Rubinstein, & Carolyn McCormick to Star in THE SOAP MYTH in The Hamp Photo Bob Gunton, John Rubinstein, & Carolyn McCormick to Star in THE SOAP MYTH in The Hamptons This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Bob Gunton, a two-time Tony nominee, Drama Desk and Obie winner (Sweeney Todd, Evita, How I Got That Story) will return to the New York area stage after a thirty-year hiatus to star in the acclaimed drama The Soap Myth by Drama Desk winner Jeff Cohen Aug 10-28 at Southampton Cultural Center.

Rob Ashford to Direct New Production of SHERLOCK HOLMES Photo Rob Ashford to Direct New Production of SHERLOCK HOLMES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Producer Antonio Marion has announced that Tony and Olivier Award-winning director, Rob Ashford, is set to direct a brand-new production of Sherlock Holmes, a stage epic by British writing team Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel, with Akram Khan joining as choreographer.

Pete Tong MBE to be Honored With Music Industry Trusts Award 2021 Photo Pete Tong MBE to be Honored With Music Industry Trusts Award 2021
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2021

There are few individuals in the world of dance music who can claim the kind of influence Pete Tong MBE has had over the last three decades, publicly and behind the scenes: revered as an arena-selling artist, DJ, music producer, A&R, and the voice of Radio 1’s prestigious dance programming.

Guest Blog: Opera Star Kim Begley Talks Joining Forces On 'King Lear' Photo Guest Blog: Opera Star Kim Begley Talks Joining Forces On 'King Lear'
by BWW Staff - Jul 5, 2021

The celebrated tenor Kim Begley made his Royal Opera House debut in 1983 and has since then established himself at the forefront of the repertoire, with credits ranging from Britten to Busoni, Wagner to Brett Dean's opera of Hamlet. In keeping wih Shakespeare, if not this time round with singing, Begley has joined a starry lineup of British opera world names to perform King Lear later this month at the Grange Festival for three performances - and we're talking the play in its full, unadultered majesty and not the opera, with Sit John Tomlinson as Lear, Thomas Allen as Gloucester, and Begley as the Fool, and many other notable names besides. As it happens, Begley cut his teeth as a performer some years back with the Royal Shakespeare Company and explains this return to his classical roots below. 

Original Theatre Company Will Share Filmed Performances Online Photo Original Theatre Company Will Share Filmed Performances Online
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2020

In light of the closure of theatres across the UK due to COVID-19, the Original Theatre Company's productions of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART and Ali Milles's THE CROFT, both of which were touring the UK, will now each have an online launch performance.

Broadway Rewind: Daniel Radcliffe Makes His Broadway Debut in EQUUS! Photo Broadway Rewind: Daniel Radcliffe Makes His Broadway Debut in EQUUS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2020

Daniel Radcliffe made his Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of Equus, costarring another Harry Potter veteran, Richard Griffiths. The revival, directed by Thea Sharrock, transferred from the West End, and attracted much attention for its nude scene, which was performed by a then 17 year-old Radcliffe. 

THE HABIT OF ART Performance To Be Filmed For Download Photo THE HABIT OF ART Performance To Be Filmed For Download
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2020

In light of the most recent government advice due to COVID-19, The Original Theatre Company's production of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART, which was due to open at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne on Wednesday 18 March 2020, will now perform a closed filmed performance on Wednesday 18 March 2020 at 2pm.

Kit Ingui Named Managing Director of Long Wharf Theatre Photo Kit Ingui Named Managing Director of Long Wharf Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Sep 24, 2019

Kit Ingui, Long Wharf Theatre's current Acting Managing Director, will assume the role of Managing Director of Long Wharf Theatre effective immediately. Ingui, with 20 years of experience in Broadway and Off-Broadway production, has become a highly-regarded and key member of the leadership team since joining Long Wharf Theatre in 2017 and served as Acting Managing Director from July to September 2019.

THE HABIT OF ART Will Embark on a New 2020 UK Tour Photo THE HABIT OF ART Will Embark on a New 2020 UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2019

Following a highly acclaimed tour in 2018, The Original Theatre Company and The Anthology Group in association with Peter Stickney and York Theatre Royal's production of Alan Bennett's THE HABIT OF ART will return and tour the UK in 2020. Directed by Philip Franks and starring Matthew Kelly as Fitz (W. H. Auden) and David Yelland as Henry (Benjamin Britten). The tour begins on 18 March 2020 at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.

Richard Griffiths Videos

Broadway Rewind: Daniel Radcliffe Makes His Broadway Debut in EQUUS! VideoBroadway Rewind: Daniel Radcliffe Makes His Broadway Debut in EQUUS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2020

Daniel Radcliffe made his Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of Equus, costarring another Harry Potter veteran, Richard Griffiths. The revival, directed by Thea Sharrock, transferred from the West End, and attracted much attention for its nude scene, which was performed by a then 17 year-old Radcliffe. 

STAGE TUBE: Radcliffe Talks Trevor Project
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 10, 2010

Daniel Radcliffe recently sat down with Social Vibe to share his support of the Trevor Project. Watch the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Radcliffe Sings on GRAHAM NORTON SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 12, 2010

In a recent interview on The Graham Norton Show, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe performs his party trick, which is singing 'The Elements' by musical humorist Tom Lehrer. Click below to watch the Broadway bound star belt it out.

STAGE TUBE: Radcliffe Talks DEATHLY HALLOWS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2010

In the video below, visit the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows with Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe. Check out this interview with the Broadway bound star, as he discusses his feelings about wrapping up the series.

STAGE TUBE: Radcliffe Supports Gay Community
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 4, 2010

Daniel Radcliffe recently sat down with MTV to discuss his support of the LGTB community and the Trevor Project. Watch the interview below!

BWW TV: Robert Foxworth Stars in King Lear at Old Globe
by Robert Diamond - Aug 31, 2010

Robert Foxworth plays King Lear and Bruce Turk the Fool in Shakespeare's tragedy, directed by Festival Artistic Director Adrian Noble. The crowns are swapped in Alan Bennett's The Madness of George III, also helmed by Noble, where Miles Anderson will play King George III and Foxworth will play Dr. Willis. The Festival also includes Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew directed by Ron Daniels with Jonno Roberts and Emily Swallow as the two sparring lovers.

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Radcliffe to LGBT Youth: 'Be Proud of Who You Are'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2010

Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe, who will make his return to Broadway Next Year in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, recently became a spokesperson for The Trevor Project, a nonprofit that is dedicated to providing education and support for young LGBT or questioning youth. BroadwayWorld brings you his new promo ad for the organization below, encouraging everyone to 'be proud of who you are.'

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Radcliffe Talks About the Trevor Project
by Robert Diamond - Feb 28, 2010

Last seen on the boards in EQUUS and reportedly headed back to Broadway in a revival of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, actor Daniel Radcliffe is speaking out against homophobia by a taping a public service announcement for gay suicide prevention.

STAGE TUBE: 'HARRY POTTER' Star Daniel Radcliffe Meets His Biggest Fan From Japan
by Eddie Varley - Jul 21, 2009

Daniel Radcliffe, the young star of the upcoming 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' as well as the recent acclaimed lead of Peter Shaffer's play EQUUS on Broadway, was interviewed by Kana, Japan's biggest Harry Potter fan!

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Radcliffe Talks 'HARRY POTTER' To EXTRA
by Eddie Varley - Jul 14, 2009

Daniel Radcliffe, the young star of the upcoming 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' as well as the recent acclaimed lead of Peter Shaffer's play EQUUS on Broadway, spoke to EXTRA about all things 'Harry Potter', you can watch the clip right here on STAGE TUBE!


Richard Griffiths Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Richard Griffiths been in?
Richard Griffiths has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Richard Griffiths been in?
Richard Griffiths has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Richard Griffiths's first West End show?
Richard Griffiths's first West End show was The Sunshine Boys which opened in 2012

What awards has Richard Griffiths been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The History Boys , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for Heroes , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The History Boys , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The History Boys , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The History Boys , Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for The History Boys Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for The History Boys and Comedy Performance of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Once In A Lifetime .

What awards has Richard Griffiths won?
Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The History Boys, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The History Boys , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The History Boys, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The History Boys Best Actor (Olivier Awards) for The History Boysand Best Actor (Evening Standard Awards) for The History Boys.