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#1 paplazaroo

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:25 AM

RIP, he'll be missed!

#2 Alf

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:53 AM

Sad to see his news this morning, Richard Griffiths has died aged 65. Will be much missed I'm sure.

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#3 Lynette

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:56 AM

Yes, v sad.

#4 Epicoene

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:13 PM

He was hysterically funny as Volpone which is a measure of what a fine actor he was. Pity he always avoided Falstaff.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:26 PM

BBC radio news played a short clip last night in which he said he was the only actor ever told by a director that he would have to lose weight to play Falstaff.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 09:16 PM

Sad indeed, all the parts he could have gone on to play and more so as some people just seemed to see him as that 'big actor', I guess if you hadn't seen him in stuff you could have missed the genius he bought to roles.

#7 Epicoene

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:18 PM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 30 March 2013 - 04:26 PM, said:

BBC radio news played a short clip last night in which he said he was the only actor ever told by a director that he would have to lose weight to play Falstaff.

I think that was just an amusing line to avoid the question of why he didn't play it (I think it was offered to him several times). In another interview he said it was because "Falstaff is a bit of a scumbag isn't he".

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:03 PM

I will miss him on stage and he was a very fine actor and by all accounts a lovely man, but it has to be said he could be quite rude to people at the Stage Door




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