He attended Manchester Polytechnic School of Drama to study acting.
About Richard Griffiths
British actor best known for his role as Vernon Dursley, Harry's mean-spirited uncle, in the Harry Potter film franchise. He also starred as Barry Nottingham in Disney's Bedtime Stories.
He was survived by his wife Heather Gibson.
Friends and colleagues
He was in the child fantastical film Hugo, directed by Martin Scorsese.
He received numerous awards for his performances, including one for his role in The History Boys.