'Harry Potter' actor Richard Griffiths dies at 65
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|Fri, 03-29-2013 - 10:47am|
Grumpy old Uncle Vernon has passed away. So very sad. I always liked him, even if he was mean. :(
Richard Griffiths was one of the great British stage actors of his generation, a heavy man with a light touch, whether in Shakespeare or Neil Simon. But for millions of movie fans, he will always be grumpy Uncle Vernon, the least magical of characters in the fantastical "Harry Potter" movies. Griffiths died Thursday at University Hospital in Coventry, central England from complications following heart surgery, his agent, Simon Beresford, said. He was 65. "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe paid tribute to the actor Friday, saying that "any room he walked into was made twice as funny and twice as clever just by his presence." "I am proud to say I knew him," Radcliffe said."