It has been exactly 8 long years since Richard Griffiths died in Coventry on March 29, 2013 at the age of 65. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.
Today, fans of Richard Griffiths (Venus, Harry Potter, ...) along with the rest of the film industry have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Griffiths, a cultural icon
Born in Thornaby-on-Tees on July 31, 1947, Richard Griffiths' career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in English history. Griffiths was not just a great actor, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 2006 he touched the hearts of millions as Donald in ‘Venus’. His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
It's been 8 years since the tragic loss of Richard Griffiths and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Richard Griffiths is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Richard Griffiths.
Richard Griffiths career in pictures
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