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Daniel Radcliffe Delivers Tearful Farewell To Richard Griffiths

The Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe led a tearful farewell to his former co-star Richard Griffiths, who passed away last week. The Daily Express reports that the 23 year-old was sobbing as he paid tribute...

Richard Griffiths Is Laid To Rest

Daniel Radcliffe was one of 300 mourners to mourn Richard Griffiths at his funeral yesterday (09.04.13).The 'Harry Potter' actor wept for his co-star, who played his cruel uncle Vernon Dursley in the wizard franchise, as...

Stars Turn Out For Richard Griffiths' Funeral At Shakespeare Church

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Palin and Downton Abbey actress Penelope Wilton were among the celebrities who joined mourners at beloved actor Richard Griffiths' funeral in England on Tuesday (09Apr13).Playwright Alan Bennett also attended...

West End's Lights Dim For Richard Griffiths

The lights of London's West End theatre district were dimmed on Tuesday night (02Apr13) in honour of British actor Richard Griffiths, who died last week (ends31Mar13).The Harry Potter star, 65, passed away on 28 March...

Respected Actor Richard Griffiths Passed Away This Week At The Age Of 65

Beloved film and stage actor Richard Griffiths died yesterday due to complications from heart surgery. With more than 100 film and stage roles under his belt, Griffiths was a true acting veteran. However, younger audiences...

Paul Mcgann Remembers Withnail & I Co-star Richard Griffiths

British actor Paul Mcgann has heaped praise on his Withnail & I co-star Richard Griffiths following his death, insisting he "led the way" on the set of the 1987 black comedy.The beloved British star, 65,...

Richard Griffiths Dies Aged 65

Actor Richard Griffiths, best known for portraying Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films and Uncle Monty in Withnail and I, died today at the age of 65.The actor passed away from complications, following heart...

Daniel Radcliffe Leads Tributes To Richard Griffiths

Daniel Radcliffe has led the tributes to Richard Griffiths following his death on Thursday (28Mar13) by thanking his Harry Potter co-star for his "encouragement, tutelage and humour" during his career.The beloved British actor passed away...

Richard Griffiths Dead At 65

Beloved British actor Richard Griffiths has died at the age of 65.Griffiths, who enjoyed a number of notable movie roles in his lengthy career, including the part of Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films,...

Richard Griffiths Dead At 65

Richard Griffiths has died aged 65. The 'Harry Potter' star - who was also known for his roles in 'The History Boys' and 'Withnail and I' - passed away yesterday (28.03.13) after complications following heart...

Richard Griffiths Dead At 65

Veteran British actor Richard Griffiths has died at the age of 65.Griffiths, who enjoyed a number of notable movie roles in his 39-year career, including the part of Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films,...

Jude Law Signs Up For Scorsese

Jude Law has signed up to Martin Scorsese's new movie 'Hugo Cabret'.The British actor will be joined by a star-studded cast, including Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Kingsley in the Oscar-winning...

Griffiths Is Homesick On Broadway

Actor RICHARD GRIFFITHS is homesick for Britain, just two months into his run in the Broadway production of EQUUS. The star, famous for his role as Uncle Monty in cult movie Withnail + I, is...

Radcliffe Makes Griffiths Feel Like A Grumpy Old Man

Starring alongside DANIEL RADCLIFFE on Broadway has left veteran actor RICHARD GRIFFITHS with a severe case of youth envy. The portly 61-year-old complains that turning out onstage each night with the 19-year-old Harry Potter heartthrob...

Griffiths Stumps Fans After 80-Pound Weight Loss

Heavyweight HARRY POTTER star RICHARD GRIFFITHS has shed 80 pounds (36.29 kilograms) in preparation for his Broadway appearance in EQUUS. The Tony Award-winning actor once tipped the scales at 300 pounds (136.08 kilograms). But the...

Broadway's Ticket Prices Make Movies' Look Cheap

Although the average price of a movie ticket rose by half from 1997 to 2007 (to $6.88 from $4.59 -- with pricing for children and seniors included in the calculation) moviegoing remains a bargain when...

Kylie And Parky Head Ny Honours

Kylie Minogue, Michael Parkinson and Sir Ian McKellen are the leading lights topping the Queen's new year honours list.Chatshow host Sir Michael, who fronted his last show earlier this month, has been knighted, while Sir...

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Griffiths Absent From Equus' Weekend Performances

DANIEL RADCLIFFE's starring role in hit play EQUUS was marred on Saturday (03MAR07), when his co-star RICHARD GRIFFITHS failed to appear for either the matinee or evening performance. Griffiths, 59, was absent from the provocative...

Griffiths Absent From Equus' Weekend Performances

DANIEL RADCLIFFE's starring role in hit play EQUUS was marred on Saturday (03MAR07), when his co-star RICHARD GRIFFITHS failed to appear for either the matinee or evening performance. Griffiths, 59, was absent from the provocative...

Broadway Producers Battle For Radcliffe

Eleven Broadway theatre bosses are battling to have British actor DANIEL RADCLIFFE bring his stage debut EQUUS to New York City. However, Radcliffe's commitments to the next HARRY POTTER movie - THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE...

Radcliffe Wins Over Critics

HARRY POTTER star DANIEL RADCLIFFE's performance in London play EQUUS has been hailed by critics and co-stars alike after its first night. The 17-year-old plays a tortured teenager in the PETER SHAFFER-written play, a role...

Potter Mania Forces Griffiths Out Theatre Window

Veteran actor RICHARD GRIFFITHS was forced to escape from a London theatre through a side window on Saturday (24FEB07), after hundreds of fans desperate to get a glimpse of HARRY POTTER star DANIEL RADCLIFFE had...

Griffiths: 'I'd Shred Child Sex Offenders'

Veteran British actor RICHARD GRIFFITHS would kill all paedophiles in a tree shredder if he had his way. The WITHNAIL + I star believes his ghastly method of capital punishment would deter other would-be child...

Griffiths Slams Acceptance Speeches

Veteran British actor RICHARD GRIFFITHS is no fan of the awards season because celebrity acceptance speeches make him cringe. THE HISTORY BOYS star is amazed at how banal Hollywood's leading lights become when they take...

Movie Reviews: The History Boys

Expectations must certainly have been high for The History Boys, based on the Allan Bennett play that won six Tony awards this year. (The film has the same director, Nicholas Hytner, and cast, headed by...

Breslin An Early Golden Globe Girl

Child star ABIGAIL BRESLIN is an early favourite to land a Best Actress Golden Globe award for acclaimed movie LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, according to Hollywood insiders. Sources tell awards website theenvelope.com that Breslin became a...

Griffiths Slams 'Big Brother' Culture

British actor RICHARD GRIFFITHS is adamant he could never be a teacher in real life - because he believes most kids never aspire to more than starring on reality TV phenomenon BIG BROTHER. Griffiths, who...

Griffiths Tired Of Potter Fans

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,...

Griffiths Slams Withnail + I Play

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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