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Latest News Wires Richard Griffiths dies: Daniel Radcliffe leads tribute to the veteran actor (+video)

Richard Griffiths, who portrayed Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter series, has died. Daniel Radcliffe, who played the boy wizard and performed with Griffiths in the stage play 'Equus,' said the veteran performer had encouraged and coached him and helped him get over his nerves.

By Reuters / March 29, 2013

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British actor Richard Griffiths, best known for his roles in 'Withnail and I' and the Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 65, his agent said on Friday.