Ashton–Griffiths, Roger 1957–

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(Roger Ashton Grifiths)


Born January 19, 1957, in Hertfordshire, England; married Sharmini Thillaimuthu (a studio manager); children: two. Education: Studied music at Lancaster University, 1975–78; M.A., fine art, 2003.

Addresses: Agent—Peters Fraser & Dunlop, Drury House, 34–43 Russell St., London WC2B 5HA, England.

Career: Actor, director, and writer. Performer with the English National Opera, 1979–81.


Film Appearances:

Lestrade, Young Sherlock Holmes (also known as Pyramid of Fear), Paramount, 1985.

Mass observer, Stranger Than Fiction, 1985.

Priest, Brazil, Universal, 1985.

Radio producer, Plenty, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1985.

Reverend Duckworth, Dreamchild, Universal, 1985.

Francis Jr., Haunted Honeymoon, Orion, 1986.

Moonhead, Pirates, Cannon, 1986.

Punter in café, Empire State, [Great Britain], 1987.

Harvey, Chambre a part (also known as Separate Bedrooms), Prima Film/Flach Film, 1989.

Turpin, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (also known as Le cuisinier, le voleur, sa femme et son amant and Spica), Miramax, 1989.

Watchman, Georg Elser—Einer aus Deutschland (also known as Georg Elser and Seven Minutes), Mutoskop, 1989.

Inspector Tarr, Chicago Joe and the Showgirl, New Line Cinema, 1990.

Lord Cowley, Mountains of the Moon, TriStar, 1990.

Royal photographer, King Ralph, Universal, 1991.

Dr. Eddie Monk, Shadowlands, Savoy Pictures, 1993.

Member of Parliament, The Madness of King George (also known as The Madness of George III and The Madness of King George III), Samuel Goldwyn, 1994.

Mr. Bung, Restoration, Miramax, 1995.

Walsh, Go Now, Gramercy Pictures, 1995.

Auctioneer, Jude, Gramercy Pictures, 1996.

Bob Bantling, The Portrait of a Lady, Gramercy Pictures, 1996.

Prosecution counsel, The Wind in the Willows (also known as Mr. Toad's Wild Ride), Sony Pictures Releasing, 1996.

Canon Van Stone, Swept from the Sea (also known as Amy Foster and Balaye par la mer), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997.

Prosecution counsel, The White Squall, Buena Vista, 1997.

Cliff Sniffton, You're Dead... (also known as You Are Dead), Trident Releasing, 1998.

Old bishop, A Knight's Tale, Columbia, 2001.

Doctor, Nicholas Nickleby, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2002.

P. T. Barnum, Gangs of New York, Miramax, 2002.

Eagle, Devil's Gate, Atmosphere Entertainment, 2003.

Lord Orwood, What a Girl Wants, Warner Bros., 2003.

Mayor, The Brothers Grimm, Miramax, 2005.

Tom Flannery, Irish Jam, Bauer Martinez Studios, 2005.

Film Work:

Director, And Beyond (short film), 2000.

Director and editor, Deflation (short film), Spectacle Films, 2001.

Television Appearances; Series:

Walt, Grange Hill, BBC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Rodman, Jack the Ripper, Euston Films, 1988.

Mr. Thompson, Shadow of the Noose, BBC, 1989.

Len Arrowsmith, The Life and Times of Henry Pratt, Independent Television, 1992.

Vicar, The Wimbledon Poisoner, BBC, 1994.

George Chuzzlewit, Martin Chuzzlewit (also known as Charles Dickens' "Martin Chuzzlewit"), BBC, 1995, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, c. 1995.

Gentleman at mint, Moll Flanders (also known as The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders), Independent Television, 1996, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, c. 1996.

Polites, The Odyssey (also known as Homer's "Odyssey," Die Abenteuer des Odysseus, and Odissea), NBC, 1997.

Prior Aymer, Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe" (also known as Ivanhoe), BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 1997.

King George IV, Vanity Fair, BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 1998.

Miller Sprigge, Children of the New Forest, BBC, 1998.

Sir Boris, Merlin, NBC, 1998.

Mr. Peck, Micawber, Carlton Television and London Weekend Television, 2001–2002.

Panza, Empire, ABC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

First coachman, The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood, CBS, 1984.

Churchman, Heidi, 1993.

Geoff, The Plant, BBC, 1995.

Dr. Alwyn Mosgrave, Lady Audley's Secret, Carlton Television, 2000, also broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, 2000.

Friar Tuck, "Princess of Thieves," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Orgo, "Boring," The Young Ones, BBC, 1982.

Ivan, The Secret Servant, BBC, c. 1984.

Town crier, "The Citadel," Crossbow (also known as Guillaume Tell and William Tell), 1988.

Detective inspector Larber, "Time Out," The Bill, Thames Television, 1989.

Longstaff (antique shop owner), "Montezuma's Revenge," Lovejoy, BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

Mr. Ramsbottom, "Cast Not Your Pearls Before Swine: Parts 1 & 2," The Darling Buds of May, Yorkshire Television, 1993.

Vlademar Tymrak, "Report from the Grave," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1996.

Thomas of Bristol, "St Peter's Fair," Cadfael 2 (also known as Cadfael), Central Independent Television and PBS, 1997.

Shower man, "Alex's POV," As If, UPN, 2001.

(As Roger Ashton Grifiths) Glass Eye Gordon, "Citizen Cecil," Keen Eddie, Fox, 2004.

Appeared as Humbert, C.A.T.S. Eyes (also known as Cats Eyes), Independent Television; as Dr. Bill Durn, The Nation's Health, London Weekend Television; as Eddie, Prospects, Euston Films; and as Mr. Fox, Rude Health, Channel 4 (England).

Stage Appearances:

Angelo, Archangels Don't Play Pinball, Bristol Old Vic, Bristol, England, 1986.

Appeared as Gloucester in King Lear, Colchester, England; as Algol in Space Queen Maladjusta, Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, England; and as Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd (musical), Liverpool and Watford, England.



And Beyond (short film), 2000.

Deflation (short film), Spectacle Films, 2001.

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