Richard Griffiths (1947-2013)

Richard Griffiths: actor, age 65, died March 28 reportedly from complications following heart surgery. As well as playing Vernon Dursley in five of the Harry Potter movies (2001-10), he appeared as a terrorist in Superman II (1980), Swelter in the tv adaptation of Gormenghast (2000), Hermann Goering in Jackboots on Whitehall (2010) and King George in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011). He also provided the voice of Jeltz in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005).
[Thanks to Steve Green for the story.]