Richard Griffiths Net Worth

Richard Griffiths Net Worth is
$5 Million

Richard Griffiths Biography

We estimated annual income around $588,235

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameRichard Griffiths
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 31, 1947
DiedMarch 28, 2013, Coventry, United Kingdom
Height1.75 m
EducationManchester Metropolitan University
SpouseHeather Gibson
ParentsThomas Griffiths, Jane Griffiths
SiblingsJohn Griffiths
AwardsTony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Actor
NominationsBAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy Performance
MoviesHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Withnail and I, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The History Boys, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Hugo, Chariots of Fire, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, Sleepy Hollow, Bedtime Stories, Gorky Park, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, Guarding Tess, King Ralph, Ballet Shoes, Blame It on the Bellboy, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Private Peaceful, A Private Function, Stage Beauty, Gandhi, Shanghai Surprise, Britannia Hospital, Jackboots on Whitehall, Vatel, Funny Bones, A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, Ragtime, Breaking Glass, Venus, Opa!, Henry V, Oi! Get off our Train, Casanova, The House of Angelo, Jeffrey Archer: The Truth, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Beatrix Potter: The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends, The Comedy of Errors
TV ShowsPie in the Sky, A Kind Of Living, Ffizz, The Cleopatras, Archibald the Koala, Bird of Prey, Episodes, Gormenghast, Hope and Glory, Whoops Apocalypse, TLC

Interesting Facts

1 The ninth Harry Potter film series cast member to die.
2 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.
3 Replaced the late Richard Vernon as Slartibartfast in the new "Tertiary Phase" episodes of "The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy" BBC4 radio series, adapted from the late Douglas Adams' books 3-5 of the "trilogy". Phase 4 ("Quandary") is slated for 2005, with phase 5 ("Quintessential") to follow. [September 2004]
4 Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England [December 2007]
5 London, England: Appearing as Fitz and W.H. Auden in the world premiere of "The Habit of Art" by 'Alan Bennett' at the Lyttleton Theatre in the National Theatre. [November 2009]
6 London, England: Acting in the play "Equus" with Daniel Radcliffe, who he is also acting with in the Harry Potter films. [February 2007]
7 Gave the commencement speech to the Oxford University Class of 2008.
8 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.
9 Has, at least twice, played a dual role, once in Whoops Apocalypse (1982) as a replacement "Premier Dubienkin" (as well as the original), and in The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) as "Dr. Meinheimer" and impersonator "Earl Hacker".
10 May 2006: When a mobile rang out for the third time during his performance as Hector, a teacher, in Alan Bennett's The History Boys at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York, Griffiths rounded on the theatregoer and thundered: "I am not going to compete with these electronic devices. You were told to turn them off by the stage manager; you were told it was against the law. If we hear one more phone go off, we'll quit this performance. You have been warned."
11 June 2005: he ordered a man out of the National Theatre, London, when his mobile phone went off for the sixth time during a performance of Alan Bennett's "The History Boys". The actor stopped in the middle of his lines, fixed the offender with an icy stare and said: "I am asking you to stand up, leave this auditorium and never, ever come back". Other members of the audience applauded as the man left the theatre.
12 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.
13 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.".
14 November 2005: Was performing in the stage play "Heroes" in London's Wyndham Theatre when a lady's mobile phone kept ringing in the audience. After it rang a third time, he stopped the play and - to loud applause - had her ejected from the theatre.
15 Parents died at the end of 1976.
16 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).
17 Was considered by producers for the role of "The Doctor" in Doctor Who (1963), had the series' original run continued past 1989.


1 I know actors who hold parties simply because they have an audition, which is tragic.
2 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.
3 (On Uncle Vernon from the Harry Potter movies) "Vernon distrusts Harry completely and is always concerned that he is going to do something strange at any moment. That is Vernon's biggest fear - he doesn't want anything strange happening that the neighbours might see."
4 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.
5 I've always hated the way I looked...
6 I hate being the subject of photographs.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role The History Boys (2006)
2007 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor The History Boys (2006)
2007 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year The History Boys (2006)
2003 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Acting Ensemble Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Kenneth Branagh

John Cleese

Robbie Coltrane

Warwick Davis

Rupert Grint

Richard Harris

Jason Isaacs

Daniel Radcliffe

Alan Rickman

Fiona Shaw

Maggie Smith

Julie Walters

Emma Watson



About Time 2013/I Lawyer in play (uncredited)
Private Peaceful 2012 The Colonel
The Hollow Crown 2012 TV Series Duke of Burgundy
Hugo 2011 Monsieur Frick
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 King George
Episodes 2011 TV Series Julian Bullard
George and Bernard Shaw 2011 TV Series Bernard
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 2010 Vernon Dursley
Jackboots on Whitehall 2010 Hermann Goering (voice)
National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art 2010 Fitz / W.H. Auden
Bedtime Stories 2008 Barry Nottingham
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa 2008 TV Movie Santa Claus
Ballet Shoes 2007 TV Movie Great Uncle Matthew
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007 Uncle Vernon Dursley
The History Boys 2006 Hector
Venus 2006/I Donald
Bleak House 2005 TV Mini-Series Mr. Bayham Badger
Opa! 2005 Tierney
Princes in the Tower 2005 TV Movie Thomas More (voice)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 2005 Jeltz (voice)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 Uncle Vernon
Stage Beauty 2004 Sir Charles Sedley
The Brides in the Bath 2003 TV Movie Sir Edward Marshall-Hall
tlc 2002 TV Series Mr. Benedict Ron
Jeffrey Archer: The Truth 2002 TV Movie Willie Whitelaw
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 Uncle Vernon Dursley
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 Uncle Vernon Dursley
Hope & Glory 2000 TV Series Leo Wheeldon
Vatel 2000 Dr. Bourdelot
Gormenghast 2000 TV Mini-Series Swelter
The Vicar of Dibley 1999 TV Series Bishop of Mulberry
Sleepy Hollow 1999 Magistrate Philipse
Ted & Ralph 1998 TV Movie Landowner at Party
The Animal Train 1998 TV Short Elephant (voice)
The Canterbury Tales 1998 TV Series Saturn
In the Red 1998 TV Series Geoffrey Crichton Potter
Archibald the Koala 1998 TV Series Archibald
Pie in the Sky 1994-1997 TV Series Henry Crabbe
Funny Bones 1995 Jim Minty
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends 1994-1995 TV Series Mr. Jackson / Mr. Alderman Ptolomy Tortoise / Sir Isaac Newton
Screen One 1994 TV Series Brian Beazely
Guarding Tess 1994 Frederick
Lovejoy 1993 TV Series Hans Koopman
Inspector Morse 1993 TV Series Canon Humphrey Appleton
Mr. Wakefield's Crusade 1992 TV Series Porter
The Good Guys 1992 TV Series Archie Phillips
El C.I.D. 1992 TV Series Weatherby
Blame It on the Bellboy 1992 Maurice Horton
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear 1991 Dr. Meinheimer Earl Hacker
Perfect Scoundrels 1991 TV Series Phil Kirby
King Ralph 1991 Duncan Phipps
A Kind of Living 1988-1990 TV Series Trevor Beasley
Ffizz 1987-1989 TV Series Jack Mowbray
Goldeneye 1989 TV Movie Second admiral
The Marksman 1987 TV Mini-Series Brown
Withnail & I 1987 Monty
Casanova 1987 TV Movie Cardinal
Shanghai Surprise 1986 Willie Tuttle
Boon 1986 TV Series Sidney Garbutt
If Looks Could Kill-The Power of Behaviour 1986 Video short
A Private Function 1984 Allardyce
Bird of Prey 2 1984 TV Series Henry Jay
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes 1984 Captain Billings
Minder 1982-1983 TV Series Appearance by / Derek Farrow
Gorky Park 1983 Anton
Bergerac 1983 TV Series Jean-Pierre
The Cleopatras 1983 TV Mini-Series Pot Belly
The Merry Wives of Windsor 1982 TV Movie Sir John Falstaff
Gandhi 1982 Collins
Five-Minute Films 1982 TV Series short The Window Cleaner
The World Cup: A Captain's Tale 1982 TV Movie Sidney Barron
Britannia Hospital 1982 Cheerful Bernie
Bird of Prey 1982 TV Series Henry Jay
Whoops Apocalypse 1982 TV Series Premier Dubienkin
Ragtime 1981 Delmas' Assistant No. 1
Prisoners of Conscience 1981 TV Series William Beausire
The French Lieutenant's Woman 1981 Sir Tom
Chariots of Fire 1981 Head Porter-Caius College
Superman II 1980 Terrorist #3
Nobody's Perfect 1980/II TV Series Sam Hooper
Breaking Glass 1980 Studio Engineer
Afternoon Off 1979 TV Movie Factory Boss
The Sweeney 1978 TV Series Ronnie Harries
The Comedy of Errors 1978 TV Movie Officer
ITV Playhouse 1974-1977 TV Series Board member / Park keeper
Second City Firsts 1977 TV Series Bedworth Hog
The Expert 1976 TV Series Ripley
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet 1976 Sam Broadbent
Red Letter Day 1976 TV Series Window Cleaner
When the Boat Comes In 1976 TV Series P.C. Price
Village Hall 1974 TV Series Mr. Ridealgh
Crown Court 1974 TV Series Interpreter


About Time 2013/I special thanks
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2013 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode


Showing Up 2014 Documentary Himself
Theater Talk 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Alan Bennett and the Habit of Art 2010 Documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 2006-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Play
Pass It On: The History Boys on Screen 2007 Video documentary short Himself
BBC London News 2007 TV Series Himself - Stage Actor
Breakfast 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
Ballet Shoes: Deleted Scenes 2007 Video documentary short Great Uncle Matthew (uncredited)
The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Leading Actor in a Play
51st Annual Drama Desk Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Working in the Theatre 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The South Bank Show 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Head to Shrunken Head 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Countdown 2003 TV Series Himself
Interviews with Professors & More 2003 Video documentary short Himself
A History of Britain 2001 TV Mini-Series documentary
Christmas Glory 2000 2000 TV Special documentary Reader
Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend 2000 Video documentary short Himself / Magistrate Samuel Philipse
TFI Friday 2000 TV Series Himself
Masterchef 1999 TV Series Himself
An Audience with Victoria Wood 1988 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Shattered Dream: Employment in the Eighties 1981 TV Series documentary Voice-over

Archive Footage

The Making of the Lady in the Van 2016 Video documentary short Stage Role (uncredited)
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Actor (In Memoriam)
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Actor (In Memoriam)
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 2010 Video Game Uncle Vernon
Ballet Shoes: Interview with Emma Watson 2007 Video documentary short Great Uncle Matthew (uncredited)
A Taste of My Life 2006 TV Series documentary Hector
Making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' 2005 Video documentary short Jeltz (uncredited)
Care of Magical Creatures 2004 Video documentary short Uncle Vernon Dursley (uncredited)
Creating the Vision 2004 Video documentary short Vernon Dursley (uncredited)
The Real Vicars of Dibley 2002 TV Movie Bishop of Mulberry (uncredited)

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