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April 01 2014

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March 31 2013

00:08

Richard Griffiths: 'I've always hated the way I look' | Stage | The Observer

… ‘That’s not girth,’ he says. ‘That’s a para-umbilical hernia. I don’t like it. Here are two pretty boys [he points to Stott and Hurt]. He’s pretty, and he’s pretty. I’m not. I’m ugly.’

‘But this is how you are,’ I say. ‘It’s great.’

‘It’s a vanity thing. I’m vain enough not to want to appear in stills.’ He quotes an old Jewish proverb: everybody hates the way they look, but no one complains about their brains. ‘And that’s true. I’ve always hated the way I looked, and I’ve never complained about my brains.’

At 58, Griffiths’ brain appears to contain more synapses than most. A question will seldom elicit a simple answer, but spark a vast amount of detours and studious explanations. I asked about his childhood and his straight answer was accompanied by detailed descriptions of the double-shifts a neighbour had to work to pay for his planned emigration to Australia. And it was a delight to hear it, because his love of language and accents and the bigness of life is such that almost every sentence is a performance. It was a constant battle to rein this in, but it made it easy to ask him about the one part in which his loquacity secured his reputation as one of Britain’s great character actors.

Despite his contributions to many fine pieces of work, including, most recently, Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, it is still very difficult for those who have seen Withnail & I to see Richard Griffiths as anyone but Uncle Monty, the lascivious homosexual aesthete who desires to have his way in an isolated farmhouse with a young actor played by Paul McGann. ‘That was almost 20 years ago,’ he says, delighted and distressed. The photographer, Richard Saker, had asked him to preface an autograph with the line ‘As a youth I used to weep in butchers’ shops’, one of the many absurd phrases in Bruce Robinson’s screenplay that have become as familiar to fans of the film as their own address….

March 30 2013

19:37
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… Richard E Grant, who played the title role in Withnail & I, paid tribute to his late co-star on Twitter. He wrote: “My beloved ‘Uncle Monty’ Richard Griffiths died last night. Chin-Chin my dear friend.”

Griffiths was feted for his roles as Withnail’s eccentric Uncle Monty in the cult classic and Hector, the unconventional teacher in Alan Bennett’s play The History Boys, for which he won the Laurence Olivier Award for best actor, the Drama Desk Award for outstanding actor in a play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for best featured actor in a play, and a Tony Award for best performance by a leading actor in a play.

He gained widespread fame as grumpy Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter films and was much loved as disillusioned police officer and pie chef, Inspector Henry Crabbe, in the successful TV detective drama series Pie In The Sky.

Sir Nicholas Hytner, director of the National Theatre, said Griffiths’ “army of friends” would be devastated by his unexpected death. “Richard Griffiths wasn’t only one of the most loved and recognisable British actors – he was also one of the very greatest,” he said.

“His performance in The History Boys was quite overwhelming: a masterpiece of wit, delicacy, mischief and desolation, often simultaneously. But that was just one small part of a career that spanned Shakespeare, cutting-edge new plays and major work in film and television.” …

Richard Griffiths, uncle to Withnail and Harry Potter, dies aged 65

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March 01 2013

20:16

I always think or say, “I’m five-foot-one, just like Uncle Iggy.” :)

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February 04 2013

02:36

January 10 2013

02:00

bethboxin:

Ron just got his howler from his mom yelling at him for stealing the car. He seems super embarrassed and most of the Great Hall is laughing. But here’s the thing:

Ron is 12 years old.

Ron stole a car.

Ron fucking stole a fucking car at the age of TWELVE.

I would not be laughing at him. Ronald Weasley is a fucking bad ass. When was the last time you jacked a car Malfoy? That’s what I thought. Bitch.

December 28 2012

MerelyGifted
21:08

December 24 2012

MerelyGifted
07:34
Luna is my forever girl:)

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December 13 2012

MerelyGifted
01:31

December 06 2012

01:58

November 24 2012

MerelyGifted
21:30

October 03 2012

23:02
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Harry Potter Fans will delight in this unique purse made from a favorite Harry Potter book!

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Harry Potter Fans will delight in this unique purse made from a favorite Harry Potter book!

The wooden handle is sanded smooth and stained rustic brown
and then steel brushed to give it that rustic antiqued look.

A midnight black cotton fabric for the lining showcases
the colors of the book cover.

This cover is laminated then attached to the hardback book.

The signature elastic strap looped around the matching gem button
will hold all your goodies inside your purse.

The inside pocket also allows ample space as well.

This book makes a purse measures 9 inches in length,
6 inches in width and provides a generous 3 inch bottom
that makes this a roomy purse.
It is possible to have a favorite bookmade into a purse.
Please inquire at info@goreydetails.net to place a custom order.


Handmade by NovelCreations…


(via Handmade Book Purse - J K Rowling - Harry Potter Socerer’s Stone [NVLCR] - $65.00 : Gorey Details)

September 25 2012

MerelyGifted
08:30

March 27 2012

MerelyGifted
02:17
MerelyGifted
02:04

  

one time in potions...

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March 31 2011

04:58

almostbritish:

:)

Hermione’s new short hair FTW!!!

March 29 2011

02:14
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