The director of the award winning play The History Boys has paid tribute to the actor Richard Griffiths, describing him as an "extraordinary actor with a huge versatility".
Griffiths received a Tony Award and a Lawrence Olivier Award for his portrayal of the eccentric teacher Hector in the production.
Nicholas Hytner, who is also the Director of the National Theatre, said the role was the "pinnacle of a remarkable career".
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