Culture 29 March 2013 Uncle Monty's five finest moments Following the death of Richard Griffiths, we remember his classic turn as Uncle Monty in Withnail and I. Print HTML Today brought the sad news of the death of actor Richard Griffiths from complications following heart surgery. Griffths was best known in recent years for playing Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films but many will remember him most fondly as Uncle Monty in Withnail and I. From the cult classic, here are his five finest moments. 1. "I will never play the Dane." 2. "This is me, naked in a corner." 3. "Oh, my boys! My boys! Forgive me!" 4. "As a youth, I used to weep in butcher shops" 5. "And soon, I suppose, I shall be swept away" › Universal Credit: Duncan Smith's master plan is grinding to a halt Uncle Monty's drawing room in Withnail and I. Subscribe More Related articles SRSLY #57: The Summer Movies Special Master of chaos: the genius of Gene Wilder (1933-2016) Pedro Almodóvar: "I do wake up and feel that the world is coming to an end"