Richard Griffiths, Uncle Vernon In ‘Harry Potter,’ Has Passed Away

Best known for playing two uncles, Uncle Vernon in the “Harry Potter” films and Uncle Monty in “Withnail & I,” English actor Richard Griffiths has passed away at the age of 65 due to complications from heart surgery.

Daniel Radcliffe, Griffiths’ on-screen nephew and “Equus” co-star, was among the first to release a statement.

“Richard was by my side during two of the most important moments of my career. In August 2000, before official production had even begun on Potter, we filmed a shot outside the Dursleys’, which was my first ever shot as Harry. I was nervous and he made me feel at ease. ‘Seven years later, we embarked on Equus together. It was my first time doing a play but, terrified as I was, his encouragement, tutelage and humor made it a joy.”

Click past the jump to see some memorable scenes featuring Griffiths.

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