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Birth Name: Richard Griffiths
Born: 07/31/1947
Birth Place: Thornaby-on-Tees, England, GB
Death Place: Coventry, England, GB
Died: 03/28/2013

Born on July 31, 1947in Stockton-on-Tees, England and raised in Thornaby, Griffiths was the son of deaf parents and learned sign language before he could speak. He experienced a somewhat troubled childhood, which included frequent attempts to run away from home, and even dropped out of school at age 15. Hired as a porter, Griffiths was encouraged to return to school by his boss and a drama class at Stockton & Billingham College literally changed his life. Shortly after leaving the college, the portly actor earned a spot in the repertory company of BBC Radio. Too young to be a character player and too hefty to be a leading man, he found himself working in small theaters around Britain as a so... Continue Bio >>


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