Richard Griffiths, a wonderful character actor who won a Tony Award for
his stage portrayal of a British teacher in “The History Boys” but who
gained his widest exposure as a mean-spirited uncle in the “Harry
Potter” series of movies, died yesterday at a hospital in Coventry,
England, after heart surgery. He was 65.
But I will remember him most for his role in the 1990s British TV series "Pie in the Sky" in which he played a chef/restauranteur detective. I loved that series!