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Richard Briers (1934–2013)


Richard Briers was born on January 14, 1934 in Merton, Surrey, England as Richard David Briers. He was an actor, known for Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Watership Down (1978) and Peter Pan (2003). He was married to Ann Davies. He died on February 17, 2013 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 79) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Much Ado About Nothing
(1993)
Watership Down
(1978)
Peter Pan
Peter Pan Smee
(2003)
Hamlet
Hamlet Polonius
(1996)

Filmography

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 2013 Mouse and Mole at Christmas Time (TV Movie)
Mouse (voice)
 2012 Cockneys vs Zombies
Hamish
 2012 Run for Your Wife
Newspaper Seller
 2010 Freds Meat (Short)
Fred (voice)
 2010 National Theatre Live: London Assurance
Mr. Adolphus Spanker
 2009 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Wilson
- Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (2009) ... Wilson
 2009 Bob the Builder: Race to the Finish Movie (Video)
Robert (voice)
 2008 Little Whispers (Short)
Stranger
 2008 Torchwood (TV Series)
Parker
- A Day in the Death (2008) ... Parker
 2008 Kingdom (TV Series)
Jim Wright
- Episode #2.2 (2008) ... Jim Wright
 2007 Holby City (TV Series)
George Woodman
- Elliot's Wonderful Life (2007) ... George Woodman
 2005-2007 Bob the Builder (TV Series)
Robert (UK)
- Lofty's Comet (2007) ... Robert (UK) (voice)
- Bob's Beach Hut (2007) ... Robert (UK) (voice)
- Bob's Three Jobs (2005) ... Robert (UK) (voice)
- While Bob's Away, Robert Will Play (2005) ... Robert (UK) (voice)
 2007 A Bucket o' French & Saunders (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (2007)
 2007 Gina's Laughing Gear (TV Series)
 2006 Extras (TV Series)
Richard Briers
- Chris Martin (2006) ... Richard Briers
 2006 Doctors (TV Series)
Jack Roberts
- Running Time (2006) ... Jack Roberts
 2006 As You Like It
Adam
 2006 New Tricks (TV Series)
James Farlow
- Old Dogs (2006) ... James Farlow
 2006 Bob the Builder: Scrambler to the Rescue (Video short)
Robert (UK) (voice)
 2000-2005 Monarch of the Glen (TV Series)
Hector MacDonald
- Episode #7.6 (2005) ... Hector MacDonald
- Episode #3.11 (2002) ... Hector MacDonald
- Episode #3.10 (2002) ... Hector MacDonald
- Episode #3.9 (2001) ... Hector MacDonald
- Episode #3.8 (2001) ... Hector MacDonald
 2005 Our Hidden Lives (TV Movie)
Herbert Brush
 2005 Dad (TV Movie)
Larry James
 2005 Roobarb & Custard Too (TV Series)
Narrator / Roorbarb / Custard
- When Custard Was Grounded (2005) ... Narrator / Roorbarb / Custard (voice)
- When the Books Went Bye Bye (2005) ... Narrator / Roorbarb / Custard (voice)
- When There Was an Elephant (2005) ... Narrator / Roorbarb / Custard (voice)
- When There Was a Big Band (2005) ... Narrator / Roorbarb / Custard (voice)
- When Roobarb Found the Hieroglyphics (2005) ... Narrator / Roorbarb / Custard (voice)
 2003 London Sonnet (Short) (voice)
 2003 Peter Pan
Smee
 2003 Bob the Builder: The Knights of Fix-A-Lot (TV Movie)
Robert (UK) (voice)
 2002 Unconditional Love
Barry Moore
 1999-2001 Watership Down (TV Series)
Captain Broom
- The Last Battle (2001) ... Captain Broom
- The Betrayal (2001) ... Captain Broom
- The Spy (2001) ... Captain Broom
- An Unfair Due (2001) ... Captain Broom
- Magic (2001) ... Captain Broom
 2001 Victoria & Albert (TV Movie)
Joseph Paxton
 2000 Love's Labour's Lost
Sir Nathaniel
 1999 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Stephen Wentworth
- Death's Shadow (1999) ... Stephen Wentworth
 1998 Geoff Hamilton: A Man and His Garden (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1998 A Respectable Trade (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Charles Fairley
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Sir Charles Fairley
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Sir Charles Fairley
 1997 Spice World
Bishop
 1997 The Prince of Hearts (TV Movie)
Dr. Corbitt
 1997 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Sir Clixby Bream
- Death Is Now My Neighbour (1997) ... Sir Clixby Bream
 1996 Hamlet
Polonius
 1996 The Adventures of Toad (TV Movie)
Rat (voice)
 1995 Heavy Weather (TV Movie)
The Hon. Galahad Threepwood
 1995 The Adventures of Mole (TV Movie)
Rat (voice)
 1995 A Midwinter's Tale
Henry Wakefield (Claudius, the Ghost, and the Player King)
 1995 Down to Earth (TV Series)
Tony Fairfax
- Episode #1.7 (1995) ... Tony Fairfax
- Episode #1.6 (1995) ... Tony Fairfax
- Episode #1.5 (1995) ... Tony Fairfax
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Tony Fairfax
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Tony Fairfax
 1994 Mole's Christmas (TV Short)
Rat (voice)
 1994 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Grandfather
 1994 Screen Two (TV Series)
Old Arthur / George
- Skallagrigg (1994) ... Old Arthur / George
 1993 Little Red Tractor Stories (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1993 If You See God, Tell Him (TV Mini-Series)
Godfrey Spry
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Godfrey Spry
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Godfrey Spry
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Godfrey Spry
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Godfrey Spry
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Raymond Doncaster
- Never Judge a Book by Its Cover (1993) ... Raymond Doncaster
 1993 Much Ado About Nothing
Leonato
 1992 Peter's Friends
Lord Morton
 1992 Swan Song (Short)
Nikita
 1990 Coconuts (TV Series) (voice)
 1990 Mr. Bean (TV Series)
Mr. Sprout
- Mr. Bean (1990) ... Mr. Sprout
 1984-1989 Ever Decreasing Circles (TV Series)
Martin Bryce
- Moving On (1989) ... Martin Bryce
- Half an Office (1987) ... Martin Bryce
- Jumping to Conclusions (1987) ... Martin Bryce
- The Footpath (1987) ... Martin Bryce
- Neighbourhood Watch (1987) ... Martin Bryce
 1989 Henry V
Lieutenant Bardolph
 1989 A Chorus of Disapproval
Ted Washbrook
 1988 Twelfth Night, or What You Will (TV Movie)
Malvolio
 1988 Minder (TV Series)
Col. Caplan
- An Officer and a Car Salesman (1988) ... Col. Caplan
 1985-1988 All in Good Faith (TV Series)
Reverend Philip Lambe
- False Profits (1988) ... Reverend Philip Lambe
- Behold a Pale Rider (1988) ... Reverend Philip Lambe
- The Spirit Is Willing (1988) ... Reverend Philip Lambe
- The Prodigal Son (1988) ... Reverend Philip Lambe
- And He Fell Among Thieves (1988) ... Reverend Philip Lambe
 1988 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Albert Dobson
- The Verger (1988) ... Albert Dobson
 1987 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Chief Caretaker / Kroagnon
- Paradise Towers: Part Four (1987) ... Chief Caretaker / Kroagnon
- Paradise Towers: Part Three (1987) ... Chief Caretaker
- Paradise Towers: Part Two (1987) ... Chief Caretaker
- Paradise Towers: Part One (1987) ... Chief Caretaker
 1985 Alias the Jester (TV Series)
Alias
- The Viking Airship (1985) ... Alias
 1985 A Month in the Country (TV Movie)
Arkady
 1983 The Aerodrome (TV Movie)
The Rector
 1983 Arms and the Man (TV Movie)
Bluntschli
 1982 It's Your Move (TV Short)
The husband
 1982 Goodbye, Mr. Kent (TV Series)
Travis Kent
- Episode #1.7 (1982) ... Travis Kent
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... Travis Kent
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Travis Kent
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Travis Kent
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Travis Kent
 1981 The Goodies (TV Series)
Narrator
- Special: Snow White 2 (1981) ... Narrator
 1977-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Jack Broome / Mr. Smythe
- PQ17 (1981) ... Jack Broome
- Our Flesh and Blood (1977) ... Mr. Smythe
 1980 Comedy Tonight (TV Movie)
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
A
- Village Wooing (1979) ... A
 1977-1979 The Other One (TV Series)
Ralph Tanner
- Episode #2.6 (1979) ... Ralph Tanner
- Episode #2.5 (1979) ... Ralph Tanner
- Episode #2.4 (1979) ... Ralph Tanner
- Episode #2.3 (1979) ... Ralph Tanner
- Episode #2.2 (1979) ... Ralph Tanner
 1978 Watership Down
Fiver (voice)
 1976-1978 One-Upmanship (TV Series)
Stephen Potter
- Up Country (1978) ... Stephen Potter
- Getting Acrossmanship (1976) ... Stephen Potter
- Up Up and Awaymanship (1976) ... Stephen Potter
- Housemanship (1976) ... Stephen Potter
- Who Was that Ladymanship? (1976) ... Stephen Potter
 1978 The Sunday Drama (TV Series)
Dennis
- Just Between Ourselves (1978) ... Dennis
 1975-1978 Good Neighbors (TV Series)
Tom Good
- When I'm 65. (1978) ... Tom Good
- Silly, But It's Fun.... (1977) ... Tom Good
- Anniversary (1977) ... Tom Good
- Sweet and Sour Charity (1977) ... Tom Good
- Suit Yourself (1977) ... Tom Good
 1978 Just Between Ourselves (TV Movie)
Dennis
 1977 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series)
Theatre Patron
- 1977 Christmas Show (1977) ... Theatre Patron
 1977 The Norman Conquests (TV Mini-Series)
Reg
- Round and Round the Garden (1977) ... Reg
- Table Manners (1977) ... Reg
- Living Together (1977) ... Reg
 1977 The Galton & Simpson Playhouse (TV Series)
Henry Fairlane
- Swap You One of These for One of Those (1977) ... Henry Fairlane
 1976 Noah and Nelly in... SkylArk (TV Series)
Narrator
- During the Time We Were There (1976) ... Narrator (voice)
- During a Stay at the Reservoir Desert (1976) ... Narrator (voice)
- During a Smashing Time (1976) ... Narrator (voice)
- During a Long Time Ago (1976) ... Narrator (voice)
- During Tea (1976) ... Narrator (voice)
 1975 Noddy (TV Series)
Narrator
 1974 Roobarb (TV Series)
Narrator
- When It Was Christmas (1974) ... Narrator (voice)
- When Roobarb Was Cheating (1974) ... Narrator (voice)
- When It Wasn't Thorsday (1974) ... Narrator (voice)
- When There Wasn't Treasure (1974) ... Narrator (voice)
- When the Opera Wasn't a Phantom (1974) ... Narrator (voice)
 1974 The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge
Louis XIII (voice, uncredited)
 1974 Late Night Drama (TV Series)
Leon
- You Don't Remember! (1974) ... Leon
 1974 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Ronald
- Hearty Crafty (1974) ... Ronald
 1973 The Three Musketeers
King Louis XIII (voice, uncredited)
 1973 Between the Wars (TV Series)
Oswald Carstairs
- Yes, Aunt (1973) ... Oswald Carstairs
 1973 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
Dufausset
- A Pig in a Poke (1973) ... Dufausset
 1972 Rentadick
Miles Gannet
 1971 Birds on the Wing (TV Series)
Charles Jackson
- Episode #1.6 (1971) ... Charles Jackson
- Episode #1.5 (1971) ... Charles Jackson
- Episode #1.4 (1971) ... Charles Jackson
- Episode #1.3 (1971) ... Charles Jackson
- Episode #1.1 (1971) ... Charles Jackson
 1971 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series)
George Lemon
- The Hate-In (1971) ... George Lemon
 1970 All the Way Up
Nigel Hadfield
 1970 Dirty Work (TV Movie)
James Milligan
 1970 Plunder (TV Movie)
D'Arcy Tuck
 1970 A Cup of Kindness (TV Movie)
Charlie Tutt
 1970 Turkey Time (TV Movie)
David Winterton
 1970 A Cuckoo in the Nest (TV Movie)
Peter Wykeham
 1970 Rookery Nook (TV Movie)
Gerald Popkiss
 1970 It's Tommy Cooper (TV Series)
Guest
- Episode #1.11 (1970) ... Guest
 1969 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series)
- Pinter People (1969) ... (voice)
 1968 The Very Merry Widow (TV Series)
Michel
- Mink to Me Only (1968) ... Michel
 1968 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Sandy Tyrell
- Hay Fever (1968) ... Sandy Tyrell
 1967 Fathom
Timothy
 1967 Relatively Speaking (TV Movie)
Greg
 1961-1966 The Marriage Lines (TV Series)
George Starling
- And Then There Were Five (1966) ... George Starling
- First House (1966) ... George Starling
- Alarms and Excursions (1966) ... George Starling
- Big Business (1966) ... George Starling
- Home Market (1966) ... George Starling
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
David Prentice
- Simon and Laura (1966) ... David Prentice
 1965 Summer Comedy Hour (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Fancourt Babberley
- Charley's Aunt (1965) ... Lord Fancourt Babberley
 1965 Present Laughter (TV Movie)
Roland Maule
 1965 A Home of Your Own
The Husband
 1964 All in Good Time (Short)
The young husband
 1963-1964 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series)
George Starling - Marriage Lines segment / George Starling - The Marriage Lines segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1964 (1964) ... George Starling - Marriage Lines segment
- Episode dated 25 December 1963 (1963) ... George Starling - The Marriage Lines segment
 1964 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
David Prentice
- Simon and Laura (1964) ... David Prentice
 1964 The Bargee
Tomkins
 1963 The V.I.P.s
Met. Official (uncredited)
 1963 Doctor in Distress
Medical Student (uncredited)
 1960-1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Limbeck / Tony Wallingford / Bombardier Owen
- True Love and Limbeck (1963) ... Limbeck
- The Girl in the Window (1960) ... Tony Wallingford
- Carrington V.C. (1960) ... Bombardier Owen
 1962 The Girl on the Boat
Eustace Hignett
 1962 Brothers in Law (TV Series)
Roger Thursby
- Counsel for the Prosecution (1962) ... Roger Thursby
- Special Examiner (1962) ... Roger Thursby
- Solicitor's Instructions (1962) ... Roger Thursby
- Without Due Care (1962) ... Roger Thursby
- With Use of Bath (1962) ... Roger Thursby
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Edward Kinnerton / Tassell
- Both Ends Meet (1962) ... Edward Kinnerton
- The Happiest Days of Your Life (1962) ... Tassell
 1962 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Ken Tracey
- A Path Through the Jungle (1962) ... Ken Tracey
 1961 The Seven Faces of Jim (TV Series)
Ricky Groin / Lighthouse Assistant / John Frobisher
- The Face of Enthusiasm (1961) ... Ricky Groin
- The Face of Guilt (1961) ... Lighthouse Assistant
- The Face of Duty (1961) ... John Frobisher
 1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Stanley Frelaine
- Murder Club (1961) ... Stanley Frelaine
 1961 A Matter of WHO
Jamieson
 1961 Murder She Said
'Mrs. Binster'
 1961 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Patrick Wainwright
- Episode #1.4 (1961) ... Patrick Wainwright
 1959-1960 Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens (TV Series)
Mr. Winkle / Winkle
- Christmas at Dingley Dell (1960) ... Mr. Winkle
- Bardell Versus Pickwick (1959) ... Winkle
 1960 Somerset Maugham Hour (TV Series)
Herbert Sunbury
- The Kite (1960) ... Herbert Sunbury
 1960 Bottoms Up
Colbourne
 1958-1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Charlie Wilson / Dickie Wetherby
- Fiddlers Four (1960)
- Ticket for Tomorrow (1959) ... Charlie Wilson
- Badger's Green (1958) ... Dickie Wetherby
 1959 Theatre Night (TV Series)
Joseph Field
- Gilt and Gingerbread (1959) ... Joseph Field
 1958 Girls at Sea
'Popeye' Lewis
 1956 She Stoops to Conquer (TV Movie)
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Alternate Names:

R. Briers

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

He appeared in nine films directed by his close friend Kenneth Branagh: Henry V (1989), Peter's Friends (1992), Swan Song (1992), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), A Midwinter's Tale (1995), Hamlet (1996), Love's Labour's Lost (2000) and As You Like It (2006). See more »

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Dickie

Star Sign:

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