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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), Porridge (1973) and The Lovers! (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 Lennie
(1979)
Porridge Lennie Godber
(1974-1977)
The Lovers! Geoffrey Scrimshaw
(1973)
Going Straight Lennie Godber
(1978)

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
 1979 Doing Time
Lennie
 1978 Going Straight (TV Series)
Lennie Godber
- Going Off the Rails (1978) ... Lennie Godber
- Going Going Gone (1978) ... Lennie Godber
- Going to Work (1978) ... Lennie Godber
- Going to Be Alright (1978) ... Lennie Godber
 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
 1974-1977 Porridge (TV Series)
Lennie Godber
- Final Stretch (1977) ... Lennie Godber
- A Test of Character (1977) ... Lennie Godber
- Pardon Me (1977) ... Lennie Godber
- Rough Justice (1977) ... Lennie Godber
- Poetic Justice (1977) ... Lennie Godber
 1976 Couples (TV Series)
Daniel Graham
- Episode #1.84 (1976) ... Daniel Graham
- Episode #1.83 (1976) ... Daniel Graham
- Episode #1.82 (1976) ... Daniel Graham
- Episode #1.81 (1976) ... Daniel Graham
- Episode #1.80 (1976) ... Daniel Graham
 1975 Three for All
Jet Bone
 1975 Play for Today (TV Series)
Michael Robson
- The Floater (1975) ... Michael Robson
 1973 The Lovers!
Geoffrey Scrimshaw
 1973 The Donati Conspiracy (TV Series)
Robert Sadler
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Robert Sadler
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Robert Sadler
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... Robert Sadler
 1973 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Richard Frobisher
- The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway (1973) ... Richard Frobisher
 1971-1972 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Angus MacFee / Dermot / Pete
- Madly in Love (1972) ... Angus MacFee
- Consequences (1972) ... Dermot
 1972 Rentadick
Hobbs
 1971 Justice (TV Series)
Terry Watson
- No Flowers, by Request (1971) ... Terry Watson
 1970-1971 The Lovers (TV Series)
Geoffrey Scrimgeor
- The Best Laid Plans (1971) ... Geoffrey Scrimgeor
- A Trial Marriage (1971) ... Geoffrey Scrimgeor
- The Better Homes Exhibition (1971) ... Geoffrey Scrimgeor
- A Joint Bank Account (1971) ... Geoffrey Scrimgeor
- The Birthday (1971) ... Geoffrey Scrimgeor
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in William Congreve's play, "The Double Dealer," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Sir Nigel Hawthorne CBE, John Castle, Michael Byrne, Geoffrey Chater, George Howe, Judy Parfitt, Celia Bannerman, and Alison Leggatt in the cast. William Gaskill was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

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:

Beckinsale was known for his dry sense of humour. See more »

Trademark:

A dry sense of humor.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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