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Richard Griffiths

Richard Griffiths's biography

Richard Griffiths is 66 years old voice actor born at Thornaby-on-Tees. He was born on Thursday 31st of July 1947. According to year of birth 1947 he belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 31st of July means he is Leo. As sign in itself indicates “Lion” or “King”, hence people born under Leo sign are considered to be leaders in every aspects of life. They are royal in nature.

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of United Kingdom. His primary profession is to be voice actor. You can know him also as stage actor, film actor. He is recently known as television actor.

Richard Griffiths's family

Richard Griffiths's ex spouse

Heather Gibson

Richard Griffiths and Heather Gibson have been together.

Richard Griffiths's schools

We found 2 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester School of Theatre.

Richard Griffiths's career

His main focus is to be voice actor.

How did Richard Griffiths die

He died on on Thursday 28th of March 2013 when he was 66 years old at University Hospital Coventry. Richard Griffithss death was caused by complications from heart surgery. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Richard Griffiths's Awards

  • 2004 - Won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Hector in "The History Boys" at the National Theatre (Lyttleton) (London).
  • He was awarded the 2006 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance as "Hector" in Alan Bennett's "The History Boys.".
  • Won the 2006 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Actor in A Leading Role in a Play for "The History Boys". The presenter of the award to Griffiths was Julia Roberts.
  • He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to drama.
  • He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners in consecutive years: Chariots of Fire (1981) and Gandhi (1982). John Gielgud and Ian Charleson also appeared in both films.

Richard Griffiths's quotes

  • I hate being the subject of photographs.
  • I've always hated the way I looked...
  • Winning is something you've dreamed about and hoped for, so that when you get there it's no big deal. But if you lose you're gutted, and the gutted sense just goes on, and I know what that's like, because I've been having that gutted feeling since 1979.
  • If I had my way, all actors over 55 would be issued a 3-lb. wet salmon with which to slap the face of every young, beautiful, successful upstart. 'That's for being so lucky, you bastard!' I would shout. And then, hit them again, if you can.
  • I know actors who hold parties simply because they have an audition, which is tragic.
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Richard Griffiths's body shape

Lets describe how Richard Griffiths looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.