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The information in this section seems just trivia, not 'controversy' ("disagreement, typically when long, public, and heated"). It seems many editors like uncovering a sense of controversy or creating one where none exists. This unfortunate character is becoming endemic in Wikipedia. I've chosen not to re-title that section without first some discussion here - lest that action cause true controversy. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 09:36, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
All the information from the former 'controversy' section has been moved to the background section for a) the reasons stated above, b) there has been no object to that position, c) there is elsewhere  support for this sort of merger. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 00:36, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, but the job description of "bagger", in the sense of a supermarket bagger, did not exist in Thornaby in 1947. The one source, Griffiths' bio at FilmReference, has to be suspect here. Maybe a mistype of "baker"? Maybe a prank? There was a flour mill in Thornaby: maybe she bagged flour there. There were all kinds of odd little industries you don't see anymore back then.Djdaedalus (talk) 17:31, 19 September 2011 (UTC)
- thought so, too. But the mother was deaf, could that be beggar? Were there beggers in the streets in those times? On another front, I once read he was raised/babysitted by a French woman who lived in the back of the house. Therefore his first language was French. That's how I remember it. I liked the Pie in the Sky series. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 01:07, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
Date of death
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2300978/Actor-Richard-Griffiths-dies-aged-65-undergoing-heart-surgery.html and http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/celebrities/british-actor-richard-griffiths-a-stage-legend-and-harry-potters-uncle-vernon-dies-at-65/2013/03/29/cc19714a-985a-11e2-b5b4-b63027b499de_story.html say he died yesteday, 28 March 2013, not 29 March 2013 as currently shown. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 10:32, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
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Richard Griffiths did not play Falstaff for the Royal Shakespeare Company (though he probably would have done if he had stayed with them longer). He played Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" for the BBC Shakespeare, and in both parts of "Henry IV" for the Arkangel Complete Shakespeare audio recording. I do not at present have the time or resources to confirm this, partly because the RSC's online archive of productions disappeared some time ago (unless anyone can direct me to a new location for it).
Rogersansom (talk) 10:00, 28 August 2017 (UTC)
It then occurred to me that Theatricalia website has most of the RSC's info, and from it I took parts that he did play and which fitted the context. 'Manager' at the top of his career details looks to me to be a confusion of the fact that he probably had jobs as an Assistant Stage Manager, so-called, i.e. a theatre worker who does all sorts of things, possibly including acting.
Rogersansom (talk) 16:44, 8 September 2017 (UTC)