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Griffiths Tired Of Potter Fans

13th October 2006

HARRY POTTER star RICHARD GRIFFITHS hates being pestered by young fans of the teenage wizard, but he gets away with being mean to them because they expect cruelty from his character. The HISTORY BOYS actor,...

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Griffiths Slams Withnail + I Play

5th October 2006

British actor RICHARD GRIFFITHS has branded the proposed stage adaptation of cult movie WITHNAIL + I "a crap idea". The 59-year-old, who played homosexual sexual predator UNCLE MONTY in the 1987 film, insists the play...

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Bennett: 'I'd Like Hector To Teach My Work'

4th October 2006

Acclaimed British playwright ALAN BENNETT has tipped one of his fictional teachers as the perfect candidate to teach his work in UK schools. Bennett, whose collection of monologues TALKING HEADS has been on the country's...

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History Boys Reveal Classroom Pranks

4th October 2006

The young cast of English play-turned-movie THE HISTORY BOYS terrorised their on-screen teachers with a string of childish pranks. The boys, who play Oxford and Cambridge University wannabes in the film, admit teachers RICHARD GRIFFITHS,...

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Tony Winner History Boys Makes Command Performance As Movie

3rd October 2006

The film version of the Tony-award-winning play The History Boys received a command performance in London Monday night, just hours after the cast who appeared in both the play and the film made their final...

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Griffiths' Mobile Phone Angst

3rd October 2006

Veteran actor RICHARD GRIFFITHS gets so infuriated with mobile phones his castmates are beginning to worry for his audience's safety. Griffiths, who recently toured the UK, New York, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Sydney with...

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Margolyes Furious At Harry Potter Axe

29th September 2006

British actress MIRIAM MARGOLYES has slammed HARRY POTTER movie bosses for dumping her from the next installment of the boy wizard tales. Margolyes, who played PROFESSOR SPROUT in HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS,...

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Gay Is Not For Griffiths

27th September 2006

British actor RICHARD GRIFFITHS fails to understand the attraction of being gay, despite his best known role as a homosexual in WITHNAIL + I. Griffiths, who also plays a gay teacher Hector in upcoming movie...

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Grant Slams Theatre Phone Users

31st August 2006

British actor RICHARD E GRANT has blasted theatre-goers who don't turn their mobile phones off, and believes they should be publicly humiliated. The star sympathises with RICHARD GRIFFITHS, who has twice in the last year...

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History Boys To Receive Royal Treatment

24th August 2006

The film version of playwright Alan Bennett's The History Boys, this year's winner of Broadway's Tony award for best play, will have its Royal World Premiere attended by Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and...

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Radcliffe To Bare All In Theatrical Debut

1st August 2006

LATEST: HARRY POTTER star DANIEL RADCLIFFE will bare all onstage in his West End, London debut. The teenager and his Potter co-star RICHARD GRIFFITHS have been confirmed as the stars of the revival of PETE...

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Harry Potter Stars To Team Up For Equus?

28th July 2006

HARRY POTTER star DANIEL RADCLIFFE and his villainous movie uncle RICHARD GRIFFITHS are set to team up on the London stage for a revival of PETER SHAFFER's EQUUS. Radcliffe will reportedly make his theatrical debut...

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Tony Favours The Boys

12th June 2006

Pop icon biopic JERSEY BOYS and British school drama THE HISTORY BOYS have dominated last night's (11JUN06) Tony Awards in New York City, snatching Best Musical and Best Play respectively. The History Boys won six...

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Griffiths Fumes At Theatre Phone Interruption

2nd June 2006

English actor RICHARD GRIFFITHS exploded onstage during a Broadway production of his play THE HISTORY BOYS after he was interrupted by four ringing mobile phones. The actor stopped the scene dead and threatened to walk...

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Drowsy Chaperone Dominates Drama Desk Awards

22nd May 2006

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE dominated the Drama Desk Awards on Sunday (21MAY06), winning seven awards, including outstanding musical. ALAN BENNETT's THE HISTORY BOYS won five awards, outstanding play among them. Other multiple winners included SWEENEY TODD,...

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Griffiths Kicks Out Audience Member Over Phone Calls

22nd November 2005

HARRY POTTER star RICHARD GRIFFITHS was so angered by an audience member whose mobile phone kept ringing while he performed at a London theatre, he had her thrown out. Griffiths is starring in HEROES...

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The Things They Say 390

12th October 2005

"It occurred to me that JOHN HURT is about the weight of my left leg. So if I were to jump on his back, there could be a brittle snapping sound then he might die."...

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The Producers Wins London Theatre Awards

14th December 2004

American funnyman NATHAN LANE is celebrating after his starring role in musical THE PRODUCERS has helped the show score award successes on both sides of the Atlantic. Lane, MATTHEW BRODERICK and their New York...

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Harry Potter Family Left Out Of Fourth Film

7th April 2004

Boy wizard HARRY POTTER's evil uncle and aunt have been cut from the fourth movie in the fantasy series. British actors RICHARD GRIFFITHS and FIONA SHAW were shocked to discover scenes involving their characters...

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