Actor Richard Griffiths dies at the age of 65

The actor Richard Griffiths has died at the age of 65. It is reported that he died following complications from heart surgery.

His many London stage credits include "The Sunshine Boys" at the Savoy Theatre in 2012; "The Habit of Art" at the Lyttelton, NT in 2009; "Equus" at the Giegud in 2007; "The History Boys" at the Lyttelton, NT in 2004 and 2005; "Heroes" at the Wyndham's Theatre in 2005; "Luther" at the Olivier, NT in 2001.

He was best known for playing Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films and Uncle Monty in Withnail and I. He is also remembered for TV roles included playing a Inspector Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky.

He was appointed an OBE in the 2008 New Year Honours.

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