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R.I.P. Richard Griffiths

Richard Griffiths has died at age 65, of complications following heart surgery. The prolific and much-loved British actor had probably the greatest triumph of his career by starring in the 2004 play The History Boys and its 2006 movie version, but it’s safe to say a generation will likely best remember him as Harry Potter’s uncle. Griffiths worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the 1970s, making a name for himself in such Shakespearean comedies as The Merry Wives Of Windsor, in which he played Falstaff, and The Comedy Of Errors, in a production that was filmed for ...
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Richard Griffiths 1947-2013

Richard Griffiths 1947-2013
Sad news to start this Easter weekend: the much-loved character actor (and Empire podcast raconteur) Richard Griffiths has died following complications after heart surgery. He was 65.Justly celebrated for a wide variety of roles on film, television and stage, he was famous as different characters to different generations. The younger among us probably knew him best as the odious Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films. To many of the rest of us, he'll always be Withnail's Uncle Monty. He was much more, though. Growing up in Yorkshire, the son of deaf parents with whom he spoke in sign language, he left school at 15, but would eventually study drama at what's now the Manchester School of Theatre. His early stage work lead him to the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained some renown as Falstaff in The Merry Wives Of Windsor, and as Henry VIII (he never did play The
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NativeAliens Announce The Merry Wives Of Windsor 3/24-29

NativeAliens Theatre Collective, now in its thirteenth season, is proud to announce their upcoming adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Entitled "The Merry Wives of Windsor Women's Correctional Facility," this subversive look at a classic comic text examines sex, love, and class warfare through the lens of a contemporary women's prison. The production, which will be directed by Jodi Smith and Yasmine Jahanmir, will run from March 24th-29th at The Access Theatre (380 Broadway, 4th floor).
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