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Richard Briers

Richard Briers CBE was an English actor who specialised in comic roles. He attained stardom within 3 years of beginning work as an actor, alongside Prunella Scales in the hit domestic sitcom Marriage Lines. Briers is best remembered for his starring roles in 1970s sitcom smash-hit The Good Life, and 1980s comedy Ever Decreasing Circles.

Title
Richard Briers CBE
Full name
Richard David Briers
Gender
Male
Nationality
England

Awards

  • BAFTA Television Awards 1977 - Best Light Entertainment Performance: Nominee
  • BAFTA Television Awards 1965 - Best Actor: Nominee
Born
Sunday 14th January 1934
Died
Sunday 17th February 2013 (aged 79)

Family

Cousin
Terry-Thomas

Known for

Credits

 
Year Production Role
2014 Morecambe & Wise In Pieces
  1. E4 - Leading Men
Self (Archive Material)
2013 Richard Briers: A Tribute Self (Archive Material)
2013 Run For Your Wife Elderly Man
2012 Michael Grade's History Of The Pantomime Dame Self
2012 Two Pipe Problems - Series 6 William Parnes
2012 Cockneys Vs Zombies Hamish
2012 A Month Of June
  1. E4 - Shangri-La
Actor
2011 Two Pipe Problems - Series 5 William Parnes
2010 All About The Good Life Self
2010 Two Pipe Problems - Series 4 William Parnes
2009 The Moment You Feel It Old Alf
2009 Beyond A Joke Self
2009 Two Pipe Problems - Series 3 William Parnes
2008 Two Pipe Problems - Series 2 William Parnes
2007 Peacefully In Their Sleeps Ensemble Actor
2007 Two Pipe Problems - Series 1 William Parnes
2006 The Ultimate Sitcom Self
2004 Ronnie Barker: A BAFTA Tribute Self
2004 Britain's Best Sitcom
  1. E4 - The Good Life
  2. E1 - The Launch
Guest
2003 Friday Night With Jonathan Ross - Series 5
  1. E13 - Bob Geldof, Richard Briers, Avid Merrion, Tim Burgess
Guest
2000 The Pitch Howard Richard
1999 Laughter In The House: The Story Of British Sitcom
  1. E2 - The Sensational Seventies
  2. E1 - The Early Days
Self
1997 Brass Eye
  1. E3 - Science
Self
1997 Ronnie Barker - A Life In Comedy Self
1995 Down To Earth Tony Fairfax
1992 Peter's Friends Peter's Father
1990 Mr. Bean
  1. E1 - Mr. Bean
Mr. Sprout
1989 Ever Decreasing Circles - Christmas Special Martin Bryce
1988 Hancock's Last Half Hour Tony Hancock
1987 Ever Decreasing Circles - Series 4 Martin Bryce
1986 Ever Decreasing Circles - Series 3 Martin Bryce
1985 All In Good Faith - Series 1 The Reverend Philip Lambe
1984 Ever Decreasing Circles - Series 2 Martin Bryce
1984 Ever Decreasing Circles - Series 1 Martin Bryce
1982 It's Your Move Husband
1982 Goodbye Mr. Kent Travis Kent
1980 What Ho, Jeeves! - What Ho! Jeeves: Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves Bertie Wooster
1979 What Ho, Jeeves! - What Ho! Jeeves: Jeeves And The Feudal Spirit Bertie Wooster
1979 The Other One - Series 2 Ralph Tanner
1978 The Good Life - When I'm 65 Tom Good
1978 What Ho, Jeeves! - What Ho! Jeeves: Joy In The Morning Bertie Wooster
1977 The Good Life - Silly, But It's Fun.... Tom Good
1977 The Other One - Series 1 Ralph Tanner
1977 The Good Life - Series 4 Tom Good
1977 Swap You One Of These For One Of Those Henry Fairlane
1976 The Good Life - Series 3 Tom Good
1975 The Good Life - Series 2 Tom Good
1975 What Ho, Jeeves! - Series 3 Bertie Wooster
1975 What Ho, Jeeves! - Series 2 Bertie Wooster
1975 The Good Life - Series 1 Tom Good
1974 One-Upmanship Actor
1973 What Ho, Jeeves! - Series 1 Bertie Wooster
1972 Brothers In Law - Series 3 Roger Thursby
1971 Brothers In Law - Series 2 Roger Thursby
1970 Brothers In Law - Series 1 Roger Thursby
1970 Tommy Cooper
  1. E2 - Episode Two
Guest
1970 All The Way Up Nigel Hadfield
1969 Doctor At Large Simon Sparrow
1968 Doctor In The House Simon Sparrow
1967 Marriage Lines - Series 2 George Starling
1966 Marriage Lines - Series 5 George Starling
1965 Marriage Lines - Series 4 George Starling
1965 Marriage Lines - Series 1 George Starling
1965 Marriage Lines - Series 3 George Starling
1964 Marriage Lines - Series 2 George Starling
1964 The Bargee Tomkins
1964 A Home Of Your Own Husband
1963 Marriage Lines - Series 1 George Starling
1962 Brothers In Law Roger Thursby
1962 The Girl On The Boat Eustace Hignett
1960 Bottoms Up Colbourne
1958 Girls At Sea Popeye

Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
Richard Briers on IMDb

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