HP actor Richard Griffins dies at age 65
british actor, who quickly gained favor with
movie audiences worldwide for his role in the
Harry Potter films as Harry's Uncle Vernon,
a constantly prejudiced and ill-tempered figure
with a distaste for Harry's magical potential,
out of a sense of fear which boarders paranoia.
Griffins passed away this past Thursday
as a result of complications from heart surgery.
Daniel Radcliffe released a reactionary statement following the news:
"Richard was by my side during two of the most important moments of my career,
In August 2000, before official production had even begun on 'Potter,'
we filmed a shot outside the Dursleys' [house], which was my first ever shot as Harry.
I was nervous and he made me feel at ease.
Seven years later, we embarked on 'Equus' together. It was my first time doing a play,
but … his encouragement, tutelage and humor made it a joy."
I think I can speak for the Harry Potter fandom when I say that Richard Griffins
will be missed, and his role in the Harry Potter films, as well as the numerous other films
and stage productions he's been a part of, will not be soon forgotten.
Our sympathies reach out to the Griffins family in their time of grieving and loss.
Posted by Daniel On Sunday, March 31, 2013