Actor Richard Griffiths, who starred in the Harry Potter films and played one of the terrorists in Superman 2 has died age 65 after complications following heart surgery.
Richard Griffiths enjoyed a successful acting career appearing in numerous TV roles including Minder, The Sweeney and Bergerac. He also enjoyed being in some of the biggest movie blockbusters including Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter movies, The Naked Gun and one of the terrorists in Superman 2.
Daniel Radcliffe was among the first to pay tribute, saying: "Richard was by my side during two of the most important moments of my career. I was proud to know him.
"Any room he walked into was made twice as funny and twice as clever just by his presence," he said.
Actor Warwick Davis told BBC News he had the up most respect for someone with such a great filmography behind them.
"He was lovely, he would always make time for his fans, that's what makes a great actor, it's about having a good persona."
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