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BAFTAs: James Gandolfini, Richard Griffiths snubbed from in memoriam

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James Gandolfini, Richard Griffiths and Roger Lloyd Pack were omitted from the BAFTAs in memoriam segment last night (February 16).

The montage paid tribute to the stars and film industry professionals who passed away over the last 12 months, including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Walker, Peter O'Toole and Shirley Temple.

James Gandolfini

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James Gandolfini

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' press night at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London, Britain - 25 Jun 2013
Roger Lloyd-Pack
25 Jun 2013

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Roger Lloyd Pack


Gandolfini, who has been posthumously nominated for awards at the SAGs and Independent Spirit Awards this year for Enough Said, was the most high-profile absentee.

The actor, best known for his role in HBO drama The Sopranos, appeared in more than 30 feature films including True Romance, In the Loop and Zero Dark Thirty.

Griffiths played Vernon Dursley in five Harry Potter instalments and also appeared in Withnail & I and The History Boys.

Richard Griffiths as Uncle Vernon in 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'

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Richard Griffiths in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone


Only Fools and Horses actor Lloyd Pack was also a Potter veteran, starring as Barty Crouch in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. His other film credits include Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Interview with the Vampire.

Gravity was the big winner at the BAFTAs with five wins in total, while 12 Years a Slave took home the prize for Best Film.


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