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JCC [Potter] Vernon Dursley has Died

Discussion in 'Community' started by LAJ_FETT , Mar 29, 2013.

  1. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    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.
     
  2. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    He should have lost some weight. He had a very unhealthy look about him as those films progressed.
     
  3. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, he was heavyset in the Pie in the Sky series as well. It definitely didn't help.
     
  4. Bale

    Bale Jedi Master star 4

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  5. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sad day. :(
     
  6. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    He was in HP so little that my memories of him are firmly rooted in Pie in the Sky. I can't recall if it aired on Sunday evenings, but it was that kind of show. :p
     
  7. Rew

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Very saddened to hear about this.

    @};-
     
  8. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    All I know him from is HP, but he played a nasty man very well.
     
  9. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Yeah, Vernon was definetly a character that you loved to hate.
     
  10. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    A shame. I liked him in a bunch of stuff, especially the film version of History Boys, and his short appearance as King George in Pirates 4.
     
  11. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I think it did air on Sunday evenings. Can't remember if it was BBC or ITV though. Old episodes used to pop up on UK Gold (I think it was there) after the series finished as well.
     
  12. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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  13. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Well this sucks. He was in Gandhi as well back in the day.
     
  14. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    Can't say that it was unexpected....those Spaniard bastards did destroy the Fountain after all.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Wow, I am speechless, he was a very good Uncle Vernon, Rest in Peace
     
  16. SWpants

    SWpants Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Aw man. :( That is very sad.
     
  17. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think I'll watch Naked Gun 2.5 in his honour tonight.
     
  18. Jedi Master Kenobiwan

    Jedi Master Kenobiwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    R.I.P. Richard.

    @};-
     
  19. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    1: Delete this thread.
    2: Have Juliet316 repost this thread.
     
  20. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    RIP Uncle Vernon
     
  21. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    He was a good actor, sad to lose such a talent.