Uncle Monty has passed on...

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Re: Uncle Monty has passed on...

PostPosted by coolyourboots » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:59 am

A Nice Article in Today's Independent

Richard Griffiths: From poverty to Privet Drive, a life well lived

Matthew Bell pays tribute to one of our finest actors, whose own life story reads like a film script. Cheers, Uncle Monty




http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/richard-griffiths-from-poverty-to-privet-drive-a-life-well-lived-8555161.html



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Re: Uncle Monty has passed on...

PostPosted by jeff wode » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:28 am

great tribute to him on radio 4s obituary programme 'last words' today.
"imagine the size of his balls!"
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Re: Uncle Monty has passed on...

PostPosted by onceuponatyne » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:03 am

Just wanted to pop by and say how sad this news is. He really was a tremendous actor, Uncle Monty probably being his peak.

Awesome as the writing is, I think that was probably the toughest part to play in the film and he did so majestically.

Chin, Chin - Richard Griffiths!
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Re: Uncle Monty has passed on...

PostPosted by TravellingTinker » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:52 pm

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I'll say goodnight then, dear Monty.

I shall miss you Withnail (Montague H.)

Chin chin old man :wine:
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Re: Uncle Monty has passed on...

PostPosted by Bondee » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:56 pm

Sad news indeed. He's enjoying a firm young carrot at the great Crow Crag in the sky.

REG posted a few tributes on Twitter. You've probably all seen them, but if you haven't...

Polaroid of my 'Uncle Monty' at full flow In that Penrith cottage.

'Mind the Oomska' as my 'Uncle Monty' was wont to say. Paul McGann, Richard Griff and Richard E up a hillside
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Re: Uncle Monty has passed on...

PostPosted by coolyourboots » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:08 pm

Bondee wrote:Sad news indeed. He's enjoying a firm young carrot at the great Crow Crag in the sky.

REG posted a few tributes on Twitter. You've probably all seen them, but if you haven't...

Polaroid of my 'Uncle Monty' at full flow In that Penrith cottage.

'Mind the Oomska' as my 'Uncle Monty' was wont to say. Paul McGann, Richard Griff and Richard E up a hillside



thanks for the Links Bondee....I hadnt seen those pics :thumbup: chin chin
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Re: Uncle Monty has passed on...

PostPosted by coolyourboots » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:55 pm

Wreath sent by Richard E Grant............Flowers are simply tarts......prostitutes for the bees.

Night uncle Monty chin chin..... :wine:

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Re: Uncle Monty has passed on...

PostPosted by McFuck » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:13 am

that's beautiful! :cry:
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Re: Uncle Monty has passed on...

PostPosted by onceuponatyne » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:31 am

coolyourboots wrote:Wreath sent by Richard E Grant............Flowers are simply tarts......prostitutes for the bees.

Night uncle Monty chin chin..... :wine:

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That is awesome. Kudos REG.
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Re: Uncle Monty has passed on...

PostPosted by Pod's Ennui » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:12 pm

Wonderful.
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Re: Uncle Monty has passed on...

PostPosted by Pod's Ennui » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:27 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yQx4qiEmRQ4

Note the music in the above scene - Franz Schubert's 'Piano Sonata in B Flat Major (D960 lll Scherzo: Allegro Vivace Con Delicatezza)'. It's performed by Alfred Brendel, not Leslie Pearson, as the official film credits would have us believe. I pointed this out to Thomas Hewitt-Mcmanus, author of 'Withnail & I: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know But Were Too Drunk To Ask'. He assured me he'll include this - and my other - corrections in the next edition of the book, should there be one.... which is nice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD12AOCty0Q
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Re: Uncle Monty has passed on...

PostPosted by Making Time » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:12 pm

The scenes with Uncle Monty in them are my favorites. Richard Griffiths took what could have easily been a silly, slapstick role and turned it into a sensitive, wonderful performance. He kept a sense of humour and added layers of depth and emotion... the world will never be the same without him.
... followed by yet another anecdote about his sensitive crimes in a punt with a chap called Norman, who had red hair and a book of poetry stained with the butter drips from crumpets.
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