Kenneth Griffith

Biography

Born October 12, 1921 in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK Died June 25, 2006 in London, England, UK Birth Name Kenneth Griffiths Height 5' 8" (1.73 m) Kenneth Griffith was born on October 12, 1921 in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales as Kenneth Griffiths. He is known for his work on Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), The Lion in Winter (1968) and The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995). He was married to Joan Stock, Carole Hagar and Doria Noar. He died on June 25, 2006 in London, England. Spouse (3) Joan Stock (1944 - ?) (divorced) (2 children) Carole Hagar (? - ?) (divorced) (2 children) Doria Noar (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child) Trivia (14) Besides Patrick McGoohan, he was the only other actor to appear in the finales of both Secret Agent (1964) and The Prisoner (1967). Was a close friend of Peter O'Toole. Was a friend of Patrick McGoohan during the 1960s. He served in the RAF during WWII. He gained stage experience at the Old Vic and in repertory theatre. He went on to make more than 80 movies, mostly in character parts, many of them unsympathetic. He was also an authority on the Boer War. In 1982, Griffith wrote and directed The Most Valuable Englishman Ever, exploring the life of Thomas Paine. All three marriages ended in divorce. He had three sons and two daughters. Griffith was very much a political animal with firmly held views on British imperialism. These were reflected in some no-holds-barred documentaries about Winston Churchill, Cecil Rhodes and Napoléon Bonaparte. Did not enjoy the long rehearsal process and virtually abandoned the theatre to work solely in cinema and television. The Welshman was encouraged to drop the "s" from his surname for professional reasons, because it sounded too British. Father of Eva Griffith. Was cast as "Berkley" in Where Eagles Dare (1968), but was replaced by Peter Barkworth. President of a society for the emancipation of the Untouchables caste in India. Avidly supported Sinn Fein. Theatrical debut in 1937 at the Festival Theatre in Cambridge as Cinna the Poet in 'Julius Caesar'.

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The Prisoner

The Secretary

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Private’s Progress

Private Dai Jones (as Kenneth Griffiths)

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High Treason

Jimmy Ellis

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The House In Nightmare Park

Ernest Henderson

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Only Two Can Play

Ieuan Jenkins (as Kenneth Griffiths)

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The Gamblers

Broadfoot

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Inn of the Frightened People

Seely

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Koroshi

Richards

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Very Annie Mary

Minister

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Berlin Tunnel 21

Bruno

Starring In
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Very Annie Mary

Minister

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The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain

Reverend Jones

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Four Weddings and a Funeral

Mad Old Man - Wedding One (as Kenneth Griffiths)

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Who Dares Wins

Bishop Crick

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Remembrance

Joe

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Berlin Tunnel 21

Bruno

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The Sea Wolves

Charlie Wilton

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The Wild Geese

Arthur Witty

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Sky Riders

Wasserman

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The House In Nightmare Park

Ernest Henderson

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Callan

Waterman

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S*P*Y*S

Lippet

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Inn of the Frightened People

Seely

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Jane Eyre

Mason

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The Gamblers

Broadfoot

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The Assassination Bureau

Monsieur Popescu

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The Lion in Winter

Strolling Player

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Koroshi

Richards

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The Whisperers

Mr. Weaver - Social Worker

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The Bobo

Pepe Gamazo

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Rotten to the Core

Lenny the Dip

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Heavens Above!

Rev. Owen Smith

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Only Two Can Play

Ieuan Jenkins (as Kenneth Griffiths)

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We Joined the Navy

Orator

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Die Peitsche

Wally

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Circus of Horrors / Theater of Death

Martin

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Suspect

Dr. Shole

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Libel

Fitch

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Tiger Bay

Choirmaster

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Expresso Bongo

Charlie (uncredited)

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I'm All Right, Jack

Dai

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The Two-Headed Spy

Adolf Hitler

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A Night to Remember

Wireless Operator John 'Jack' Phillips

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Chain of Events

Clarke

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Schrei im Morgengrauen

Mr. Pollen

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Brothers in Law

Hearse Driver (as Kenneth Griffiths)

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Blue Murder at St. Trinian's

Charlie Bull

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Your Past is Showing

Porter

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1984

Prisoner

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Tiger in the Smoke

Crutches

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Private’s Progress

Private Dai Jones (as Kenneth Griffiths)

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The Baby and the Battleship

Sub-Lieutenant

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The Prisoner

The Secretary

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Terror Street

Henry Slosson

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High Treason

Jimmy Ellis

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Waterfront Women

Maurice Bruno

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Bond Street

Len Phillips

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Forbidden

Johnny

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Code of Scotland Yard

Archie Fellows

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Fame Is the Spur

Wartime Miners' Representitive (uncredited)

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Young and Willing

Older Actor (uncredited)

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The Great Mr. Handel

Minor Role (uncredited)

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Holiday Inn

Boy (uncredited)

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Amor en la Miseria

Harry's Pal in Billiard Hall (uncredited)

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