Richard Thomas Griffiths OBE (31 July 1947 – 28 March 2013) was an English actor of film, television, and stage. For his performance in the stage play The History Boys, Griffiths won much acclaim and received many awards including, Tony Award, Laurence Olivier Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award. For the 2006 film adaptation, Griffiths was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Griffiths portrayed Parker Pyne in two BBC Radio 4 adaptations: The Gate of Baghdad (2002) and The £199 Adventure (2003).

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