BBC News Actor Richard Griffiths, who starred in the Harry Potter movies and Withnail and I, has died at the age of 65 after complications following heart surgery. Griffiths enjoyed a long career of success on film and on TV, but also on the stage where he was a Tony-winning character actor. He was best known for playing Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films and Uncle Monty in Withnail and I. I was sorry to see this. Even if I couldn't stand his Potter character he was a good actor. I enjoyed his Pie in the Sky TV series as well. R.I.P.