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Richard Griffiths

When & Where

February 2006Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)


Hong Kong Players is proud to welcome as our new patron. Star of stage and screen, Richard Griffiths, has become honorary patron of Hong Kong Players, a great honour for Hong Kong’s oldest theatrical company. Mr Griffiths agreed to become our patron after leading an acting workshop with Players on Sunday, 19 February 2006Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015).

Around 40 people took part in the workshop, which was held at Spooky Hall, our rehearsal space in Ngau Tau Kok. About half were members of Hong Kong Players, while the rest had responded to our invitation, published in the SCMP’s City Seen, for interested parties to come and join us at the workshop. The response to that invitation was overwhelming, and regretfully for reasons of space we had to turn down many people, but we would like to thank them for their interest.

The theme of the workshop was The Lion in Winter, a play dear to the hearts of many people at Players (our 2003 production was stopped in its tracks by the outbreak of SARS, but the Lion will one day roar again!). Richard Griffiths proved a friendly and erudite host, sharing invaluable acting tips with participants, as well as regaling us with anecdotes and spot-on imitations of Marlon Brando, Lucky Luciano and The History Boys author, Alan Bennett. After the workshop, Richard was happy to stay and chat with participants, while enjoying a wee sip or two of wine.

He later said the day had been his most enjoyable in Hong Kong, and expressed the desire to return again in the near future. We wish Richard every success in the Sydney and New York runs of The History Boys.