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Richard Briers

Richard Briers

79 (passed away Feb. 17th, 2013)
Jan. 14th, 1934
Born in
Merton, Surrey, England, UK
5' 10

Richard Briers' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Monarch of the Glen (UK) TV Show
Monarch of the Glen (UK)
French & Saunders (UK) TV Show
French & Saunders (UK)
The Good Life (UK) TV Show
The Good Life (UK)
Ever Decreasing Circles (UK) TV Show
Ever Decreasing Circles (UK)
Roobarb (UK) TV Show
Roobarb (UK)
SkylArk (UK) TV Show
SkylArk (UK)
Terry & Gaby (UK) TV Show
Terry & Gaby (UK)
The Other One (UK) TV Show
The Other One (UK)
Alias the Jester (UK) TV Show
Alias the Jester (UK)
All in Good Faith (UK) TV Show
All in Good Faith (UK)
Birds On The Wing (UK) TV Show
Birds On The Wing (UK)
Brothers In Law (UK) TV Show
Brothers In Law (UK)
Down to Earth (UK) (1995) TV Show
Down to Earth (UK) (1995)
If You See God, Tell Him (UK) TV Show
If You See God, Tell Him (UK)
Marriage Lines (UK) TV Show
Marriage Lines (UK)
Somerset Maugham Hour (UK) TV Show
Somerset Maugham Hour (UK)
The Galton & Simpson Playhouse (UK) TV Show
The Galton & Simpson Playhouse (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Richard Briers was an actor, known for Much Ado About Nothing, Watership Down, Monarch of the Glen and Peter Pan.

  • He attended RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) between 1954-1956 and is a member of their Council.
  • He was nominated for Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as best actor in a play for his performance of 'Eugène Ionesco' (qv)'s in "The Chairs.".
  • Father of 'Lucy Briers' (qv).
  • A second cousin of the late 'Terry-Thomas' (qv).
  • He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1989 for his services to drama.
  • Grew up in a flat above a cinema.
  • He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama.
  • Patron of the Net Curtains Theatre Company.

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