Richard Griffiths

Born Jul 31, 1947

Richard Griffiths, OBE is an English actor of stage, film and television. He has 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.… Read More

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1947 Birth Born on July 31, 1947.


1973 25 Years Old Griffiths met Heather Gibson in 1973 and they married in 1980. They had no children. Griffiths was awarded an honorary degree from Teesside University in 2006 and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours. Griffiths died aged 65 at the University Hospital Coventry on 28 March 2013 after complications following heart surgery.


1981 33 Years Old …  In 1981, he also gave a memorable performance as Chilean secret police victim William Beausire in an edition of the BBC Prisoners of Conscience series. … Read More
1982 34 Years Old …  He also appeared as a British journalist in Richard Attenborough's Oscar-winning 1982 film Gandhi. … Read More
1985 37 Years Old On stage, in 1985–86, he performed the role of Verdi in Julian Mitchell's After Aida, in Wales and at the Old Vic Theatre in London. … Read More


2004 56 Years Old In 2004, he originated the role of Hector (the teacher) in Alan Bennett's play The History Boys, directed by Nicholas Hytner, winning the 2005 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor. … Read More
2006 58 Years Old He reprised his role in the film version, which was released in October 2006.


2008 60 Years Old Together with his Harry Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe, he appeared in a stage revival of Peter Shaffer's Equus at the Gielgud Theatre in London, and later from October 2008 in a short run of the play at the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway, which ended in February 2009.
2009 61 Years Old Later, in 2009, he replaced Michael Gambon as W.H. Auden prior to the premiere of The Habit of Art at the National Theatre, once again directed by Hytner. … Read More
2013 66 Years Old Died on March 28, 2013.
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