Richard Griffiths dies

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    Fine Yorkshireman, I remember watching him in Pie-in-the-sky.

    Rest in peace.
     
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    Agreed, a very good actor. It saddens me though that he's remembered for the Harry Pooper cr@p. He'll be looking down saying: "but what about....."

    A decent man whose absence will be noticed.
     
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    I worked with him on Pie in the Sky and I hate to shatter your illusions , but he wasn't that nice a guy.

    Rude and abrasive are the traits that immediately spring to mind.

    Perhaps every time I met him he was just having an 'off' day , but I doubt it. Although I will grant you that he was very very funny in Withnail and I :)
     
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    Having never met him I have no illusions to shatter, my comments were directed at his talents and abilities as an actor, entertainer and raconteur.

    Whatever his personality may or may not have been I feel it serves no purpose to publish such comments after his death.
     
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    Saw him in Aquus. Very good actor. Rest in peace.
     
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    By that statement you had nothing to say after Jimmy Saville died then?
     
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    Nil nisi bonum.
     
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    That is crass, stupid and totally uncalled for .I was not equating Richard Griffiths with Saville, you are.

    I suggest you take your rather warped mind and troll elsewhere if you think hijacking a thread whereby people are paying respects to a well thought of actor is a good use of your time.
     
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    Or

    De mortuis nil nisi bonum!

    Or

    De mortuis nil nisi bene

    Apologies to any Latin scholars, it has been some time and it may be rusty. :)
     
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    Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morieris.

    No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

    From John Donne: Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions
     
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    That's fair enough.

    Fortunately , we live in a country where other peoples opinions can be voiced at any time they choose.

    :)
     
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    Yes we do and of course you can. But don't expect to be applauded for it. ;)
     
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    Indeed we do and I am thankful for it but just what do you think was added by posting a derogatory comment about someone who has just passed away? Neither I nor others were extolling views on his personality but on his professional skills.
     
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    Richard Griffiths and Jimmy Savile both liked to keep little boys in cupboards under the stairs... Must be a yorkshire thing?

    Anything you want to fess up to SPX?
     
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    Why say that ?
    What does that achieve ??
    My Daughter, her Friends and I'm sure a whole generation of Harry Potter Fans are upset by his demise,
    Pointless and poisonous
     
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    Why not say it? It is personal experience unlike any other opinion expressed here?
     
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    Well If it has to be explained to you I doubt you would understand
     
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    So people posting their views of Richard Griffiths as an actor, which is by far the majority are not personal experiences?

    Once again we get a thread that is diverted by those who think it clever to sit by their keyboards sniping and trying to pick holes with either the subject or the content.
     
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