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Richard Beckinsale (1947–1979)


Richard Beckinsale was born on July 6, 1947 in Carlton, Nottingham, England as Richard Arthur Beckinsale. He was an actor, known for Doing Time (1979), Rising Damp (1974) and Porridge (1973). He was married to Judy Loe and Margaret Bradley. He died on March 19, 1979 in Sunningdale, Berkshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Doing Time
Doing Time Lennie
(1979)
Rising Damp
(1974-1977)
Porridge
Porridge Lennie Godber
(1974-1977)
The Lovers!
The Lovers! Geoffrey Scrimshaw
(1973)

Filmography

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 1980 Bloody Kids (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1979 Bloomers (TV Series)
Stan
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Stan
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Stan
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Stan
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Stan
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Stan
 1977 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Johnny
- Last Summer (1977) ... Johnny
 1974-1977 Rising Damp (TV Series)
Alan
- Suddenly at Home (1977) ... Alan
- The Cocktail Hour (1977) ... Alan
- Fawcett's Python (1977) ... Alan
- The Good Samaritans (1977) ... Alan
- Clunk Click (1977) ... Alan
 1975 Play for Today (TV Series)
Michael Robson
- The Floater (1975) ... Michael Robson
 1975 Three for All
Jet Bone
 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Richard Frobisher
- The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway (1973) ... Richard Frobisher
 1972 Rentadick
Hobbs
 1971-1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Angus MacFee / Dermot / Pete
- Madly in Love (1972) ... Angus MacFee
- Consequences (1972) ... Dermot
 1971 Justice (TV Series)
Terry Watson
- No Flowers, by Request (1971) ... Terry Watson
 1971 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Lewis
- The Detective Waiting (1971) ... Lewis
 1971 Elephant's Eggs in a Rhubarb Tree (TV Series)
Various roles
- Episode #1.6 (1971) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.5 (1971) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.4 (1971) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.3 (1971) ... Various roles
- Episode #1.2 (1971) ... Various roles
 1970 A Family at War (TV Series)
Pte. Grey
- The Breach in the Dyke (1970) ... Pte. Grey
 1969 Coronation Street (TV Series)
PC Wilcox
- Episode #1.867 (1969) ... PC Wilcox
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Other Works:

Played single parent Bryan Archer in the first series of BBC Radio 2 sitcom "Albert and Me". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

When I decided to become an actor, it wasn't actually to make money or to make a living. I wanted to be an actor because I wanted to act. I've always had this desire to communicate a great kind of beauty to other people, like a vicar or priest does, to transport people to the world where I live. I just appreciate living on earth at an artistic level. There's a great deal of satisfaction in living... See more »

Trivia:

RADA-trained British TV comedy actor. Started to act in repertory theatre in Crewe and was first glimpsed on-screen, as a police officer, in Coronation Street (1960) in 1969. He is fondly remembered for his roles in Porridge (1973) and Rising Damp (1974). Died tragically young, at just 31 years of age. See more »

Trademark:

A dry sense of humor.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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