Richard Beckinsale

Richard Beckinsale

Born Jul 6, 1947

Richard Arthur Beckinsale was an English actor, best known for his roles as Lennie Godber in the popular BBC sitcom Porridge and Alan Moore in the British sitcom Rising Damp. He is the father of actresses Samantha Beckinsale and Kate Beckinsale.

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1947 Birth Born on July 6, 1947.


1968 21 Years Old As a result, he won a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, turning professional in 1968.
1969 22 Years Old He then moved to Crewe to begin in repertory theatre, like most newly graduated actors at the time, and then made his television debut in 1969 as a police officer in Coronation Street, in which he had to arrest veteran character Ena Sharples.
1970 23 Years Old Beckinsale acquired his first starring role in 1970 as Geoffrey in the sitcom The Lovers, opposite fellow newcomer Paula Wilcox. … Read More
1976 29 Years Old He also appeared in the films Rentadick (1972) and Three for All (1975) and made appearances in several other television series such as the ITV Playhouse episode "Last Summer" in 1976. … Read More


1977 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Beckinsale quit Rising Damp in 1977, the same year that Porridge was brought to a natural end after his character of Godber was released from his prison sentence in the final episode. … Read More
1979 32 Years Old 1 More Event
At the beginning of 1979, Beckinsale made a film version of Porridge. … Read More
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