Richard Griffiths, OBE (31 July 1947 – 28 March 2013) was an English actor of stage, film and television. 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.
'I hate being the subject of photographs.
If I had my way, all actors over 55 would be issued a 3-lb. wet salmon with which to slap the face of every young, beautiful, successful upstart. 'That's for being so lucky, you bastard!' I would shout. And then, hit them again, if you can.
I've always hated the way I looked...
|Full Name at Birth||Richard Griffiths|
|Age||65 (age at death)|
|Date of Birth||July 31, 1947|
|Birthplace||Thornaby-on-Tees, North Yorkshire|
|Date of Death||March 28, 2013|
|Height||5' 9" (175 cm)|
|Claim to Fame||The History Boys, Harry Potter, Withnail and I, Pie in the Sky|