Richard Briers

Richard Briers

  • Born on
    • January 14th, 1934
  • Died on
    • February 17th, 2013
Richard David Briers, CBE was an English actor. His fifty-year career encompassed television, stage, film and radio. Briers first came to prominence as George Starling in Marriage Lines (1961–66), but it was a decade later, when he narrated Roobarb and Noah and Nelly in... SkylArk (1974–76) and when he played Tom Good in the BBC sitcom The Good Life (1975–78), that he became a household name. Later, he starred as Martin in Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–89), and he had a leading role as Hector in Monarch of the Glen (2000–05). From the late 1980s, with Kenneth Branagh as director, he performed Shakespearean roles in Henry V (1989), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Hamlet (1996), and As You Like It (2006).


Acting (22 Credits)

2012Cockneys vs Zombies as Hamish
2012Run for Your Wife
2006As You Like It as Adam
2003Peter Pan as Smee
2002Unconditional Love as Barry Moore
2000Monarch of the Glen
2000Love's Labour's Lost as Sir Nathaniel
1999Watership Down as Broom
1997Spice World as Bishop
1996Hamlet as Polonius
1995A Midwinter's Tale as Henry
1994Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as Grandfather
1993Much Ado About Nothing as Signor Leonato
1992Peter's Friends as Lord Morton
1989A Chorus of Disapproval
1989Henry V as Lieutenant Bardolph
1984Ever Decreasing Circles
1978Watership Down as Fiver (voice)
1975The Good Life (1975) as Tom Good
1967Fathom as Flight Lt. Timothy Webb
1963Doctor in Distress as Medical Student (uncredited)
1961Murder She Said as 'Mrs Binster'


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