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Richard Griffiths stars in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" as King George II.

Richard Griffiths was recently seen in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" as Harry's Muggle uncle, Vernon Dursley, which he played in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix."

Richard Griffiths is an esteemed stage actor. He starred alongside Daniel Radcliffe in the West End revival of Peter Shaffer's award-winning play "Equus." Griffiths also earned a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance as Hector in Nicholas Hytner's film adaptation of "The History Boys." The actor had originated the role in London in Hytner's National Theatre production of the play, winning an Olivier Award for Best Actor. Griffiths later reprised his role in the regional and international tours of the play, as well as on Broadway, where he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play.

Griffiths' other film credits include Roger Michell's "Venus," Richard Eyre's "Stage Beauty," Roland Joffe's "Vatel," Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow," Peter Chelsom's "Funny Bones," "Guarding Tess," "Blame It on the Bellboy," "The Naked Gun 2½," "King Ralph," "Withnail & I," "A Private Function," Hugh Hudson's "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan," Michael Apted's "Gorky Park," Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi," Milos Forman's "Ragtime," Karel Reisz's "The French Lieutenant's Woman" and Hugh Hudson's Oscar-winning "Chariots of Fire."

On television in the U.K., Griffiths is perhaps best known for his work on the BBC television series "Pie in the Sky" and "Hope & Glory." His other notable television credits include roles in "Bleak House," "The Brides in the Bath," "Gormenghast," "In the Red," "Ted & Ralph," "Inspector Morse," "Mr. Wakefield's Crusade," "Goldeneye: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming," "The Marksman," "Casanova," "The Cleopatras," "Bird of Prey" and the series "Nobody's Perfect."

An accomplished stage actor, Griffiths recently appeared in the West End production of "Heroes." He has also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in "The White Guard," "Once in a Lifetime," "Henry VIII," "Volpone," and "Red Star." His major theater credits also include productions of "Luther," "Heartbreak House," "Galileo," "Rules of the Game," "Art," "Katherine Howard" and "The Man Who Came to Dinner."


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Age: 69 years old
Birthday: July 31, 1947
Height: 5' 9"
Birthplace: Thornaby-on-Tees, Cleveland, England, UK
Wife: Heather Gibson

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