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Actor Richard Griffiths on playing Monty in Withnail and I

Actor Richard Griffiths, who starred in the Harry Potter movies and Withnail and I, has died at the age of 65 after complications following heart surgery.

Griffiths enjoyed a long career of success on film and on TV, but also on the stage where he was a Tony-winning character actor.

In the black comedy film Withnail and I, he played the part of the flamboyantly gay Uncle Monty.

He discussed the role with Sue Lawley during his appearance on Desert Islands Discs in January 2006.

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