RIP, Uncle Vernon

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1
Piss on "Harry Potter". Griffiths was Uncle Monty in "Withnail and I". Rest in peace, sir.
2
Piss on "Withnail and I". Griffiths was Henry Allardyce in "A Private Function".
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He will be missed.
4
I need to piss. RIPee
5
Personally, I remember him most from "The History Boys". A delicious performance.
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@Fnarf: I remember laughing for days over the line "Offer him yourself."
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@5, oh, you are so right.

And @1, I didn't really mean anything against his Uncle Monty. I saw Withnail at a tender age back during a time when it was entirely within the realm of imaginative possibility that a gay such as me might grow love-starved enough as I aged that I'd become indiscriminately lecherous.
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Piss on you all: Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky!
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So, in the spirit of "pouring one out for my homie", we're all going to piss on the ground tonight in honor of Richard Griffiths, right?
10
Uncle Salt Porker, RIP.
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His character in every Harry Potter movie provided a dramatic foreshadowing of his own eventual real-life demise. In his on-screen rage, his face turned red, his eyes bulged, his already noisy, huffy breath got noisier and huffier. He was the very picture of a man about to die of heart disease.
12
He was only four years older than I am? (gulp)

Fine actor in the wonderful British tradition of acting/theatre. Left behind quite a legacy. Thanks for everything, Mr. Griffiths.
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Right before he took the role of Vernon Potter he did a corporate training film role as "Aggravated Hotel Guest" to show trainees the horrors of bad customer service. If you ever worked for Meier & Frank or Lord & Taylor you probably watched it.