Richard Griffiths OBE (born 31 July 1947) is an English actor of stage, film and screen. He has received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, and the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, all for his role in the play The History Boys and is well known by many for portraying Henry Crabbe in Pie in the Sky. He is also known for his portrayal of Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films and series.
Richard Griffiths plays Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter series and appeared in every season. Through the series he had come to work with British actors such as Fiona Shaw, Michael Gambon and Mark Williams.