As his fifth year at Hogwarts begins, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) struggles with the trials of adolescence and his upcoming OWL exams, while Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes) return looms in the distance. Things get even worse when authorities ignore Harry and Dumbledore's (Michael Gambon) warnings and Harry's classmates begin to view him with disdain. Meanwhile, a new witch assumes control at Hogwarts, throwing the entire school into chaos. Directed by David Yates. With Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Gary Oldman and Alan Rickman. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
Richard Griffiths in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
After earning their English grammar school's highest ever A-level scores, a group of eight students work together to enter one of their country's top universities. Helping them prepare for their entrance exams are their history teacher Mrs. Lintott (Frances de la Tour) and their general studies teacher Hector (Richard Griffiths). The group's dynamic begins to change when the headmaster (Clive Merrison) recruits an energetic young contract teacher named Irwin (Stephen Campbell Moore), who encourage the boys to value originality over factual knowledge. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2006.
Richard Griffiths in The History Boys
Maurice (Peter O'Toole) and Ian (Leslie Phillips), two eldery actors who never quite made the big time, continue to work through their golden years, looking forward to their regular shared breakfasts at their favorite cafe. When Ian's grand-niece, Jessie (Beatrice Savoretti), moves in with him, their routine is broken and the girl tries Ian's patients with her defiant attitude. But, Maurice is fascinated by the girl and tries to win her over by showing her the cultural sights of London. Through their unlikely friendship, Maurice finds that he still has much to learn at his age and Jessie finds a new respect for herself and others. Directed by Roger Michell. With Richard Griffiths and Vanessa Redgrave. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2006.
Richard Griffiths in Venus
Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) is having a bad day. Nothing is going right, and then his friend, Ford Prefect (Mos Def), tells Arthur that he is an alien who knows that Earth is about to be destroyed to make room for an intergalactic freeway. Ford, who is writing a guide to the galaxy, whisks Arthur away to safety, and they end up on a spaceship called Heart of Gold, along with an earthling (Zooey Deschanel) and various other creatures. Where will they end up? And will they be able to get a cup of tea there? The film is based on the bestselling novel by Douglas Adams. Directed by Garth Jennings. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Year: 2005.
Richard Griffiths in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The third Harry Potter movie follows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) in their third year at Hogwarts. A murderer, Sirius Black (Gary Oldman), known as evil Lord Voldemort's most devoted follower, has just escaped from prison and is coming for Harry. Evil guards called the Dementors are sent to capture him. But could the Dementors also have it in for Harry? Everything is not as it seems. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. With Tom Felton, Richard Griffiths and Michael Gambon. Categories: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery. Year: 2004.
Richard Griffiths in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
In the second installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) is preparing for a new year at Hogwarts when Dobby, a house elf, warns him to stay away. Strange things are happening at the school, as muggles (students born to families outside the magic world) are being paralyzed. Harry, along with his friends, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), vow to get to the bottom of the mystery. Kenneth Branagh plays a telegenic celebrity wizard. Directed by Chris Columbus. With Toby Jones and Tom Felton. Categories: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery. Year: 2002.
Richard Griffiths in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The first film in the Harry Potter series, this tells the story of Harry's early life: How he grew up an orphan without knowing he has magic powers, and how he enrolls in Hogwarts and reclaims his place in the wizarding world. Daniel Radcliffe plays Harry, while Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are Ron and Hermione, his best friends. Richard Harris is Hogwarts head Prof. Dumbledore, while Maggie Smith is a formidable witch. John Cleese plays a scene-stealing ghost. Directed by Chris Columbus. With Tom Felton. Categories: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery. Year: 2001.
Richard Griffiths in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
After a series of murders occur in the woods near Sleepy Hollow, constable Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) is called in to investigate. As he gathers evidence, the tale of the vengeful headless horseman becomes harder to refute with his practical logic. Crane's growing relationship with Katrina Van Tassel (Christina Ricci) compels him deeper into the woods, where he encounters the horror first hand. Directed by Tim Burton. With Miranda Richardson, Christopher Lee, Christopher Walken and Ian McDiarmid. Categories: Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 1999.
Richard Griffiths in Sleepy Hollow