Excerpted from The Globe and Mail:
Richard Griffiths was one of the great British stage actors of his generation, and a heavy man with a light touch, whether in Shakespeare or Neil Simon. But for millions of movie fans, he will always be grumpy Uncle Vernon, the least magical of characters in the fantastical Harry Potter movies.
Mr. Griffiths died March 28 in Coventry, England, from complications following heart surgery, his agent, Simon Beresford, said. He was 65.