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In Memoriam

The Old Order Changeth

April 1, 2013 | by

Richard Griffiths, the revered character actor of stage and screen, died this week at sixty-five. While known for roles ranging from Hector in The History Boys to Vernon Dursley in Harry Potter, here at the Review, we will always have a place in our hearts for Withnail and I’s Uncle Monty, whom Griffiths managed to make one of the great comic—and tragic—figures of cinema.




  1. CDarcy | April 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm


    “Flowers are simply tarts; prostitutes for the bees.” Aw, damn.

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