Richard Griffiths

Biography: British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal Shakespeare Company just a few of his standout credits. The son of deaf mute parents, he learned sign language at an early age and, interestingly enough, developed a talent for dialects which allowed him to show off in a number of ethnic portrayals. In films from 1975 both in England and abroad, his roles have been in both contemporary and period pieces, including the films Gorky Park (1983), Withnail and I (1987), King Ralph (1991), Guarding Tess (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), and recently he has been in the Harry Potter movie series (2001, 2002, 2004, 2007) as Uncle Vernon Dursley. Typically cast as comic relief in serious fare, he is well known in England for a number of comedy series including Pie in the Sky (1993) and the short-lived series tlc (2002). He was considered by producers for the role of The Doctor in Doctor Who, had the series' original run continued past 1989. Expand

Richard Griffiths' Scores

Average career score: 60
Highest Metascore: 83 Hugo
Lowest Metascore: 33 Bedtime Stories
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
14 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
49 One Direction: This Is Us Aug 30, 2013 Executive Producer 1.6
83 Hugo Nov 23, 2011 Monsieur Frick 7.5
45 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides May 20, 2011 King George II 6.3
65 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I Nov 19, 2010 Vernon Dursley 7.5
33 Bedtime Stories Dec 25, 2008 Barry Nottingham 4.9
71 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Jul 11, 2007 Uncle Vernon Dursley 7.1
74 The History Boys Nov 21, 2006 Hector 6.2
64 Stage Beauty Oct 8, 2004 Sir Charles Sedley 8.3
82 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Jun 4, 2004 Uncle Vernon 7.5
63 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Nov 15, 2002 Uncle Vernon Dursley 6.7
64 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Nov 16, 2001 Uncle Vernon Dursley 7.5
44 Vatel Dec 25, 2000 Dr. Bourdelot 7.7
65 Sleepy Hollow Nov 19, 1999 Magistrate Philipse 8.0
46 Guarding Tess Mar 11, 1994 Frederick 8.2