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Richard Griffiths starred in cult hit Withnail & I. Photo: Reuters

Richard Griffiths, star of Harry Potter movies and Withnail & I, dies

British actor Richard Griffiths, best known for his roles as Harry Potter's uncle and in the cult film Withnail & I, has died aged 65, his agent said yesterday. The stage and screen star, one of Britain's best-loved character actors, died on Thursday from complications following heart surgery, Simon Beresford said.