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Richard Briers

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Born Jan 14, 1934

Richard David Briers, CBE was an English actor. His fifty-year career encompassed television, stage, film and radio. Briers first came to prominence as George Starling in Marriage Lines, but it was a decade later, when he played Tom Good in the BBC sitcom The Good Life (1975–78), that he became a household name. Later, he starred in Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–89), and he had a leading role in Monarch of the Glen (2000–02).… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1934 Birth Born on January 14, 1934.

TWENTIES

1961 27 Years Old In 1961, Briers gained the lead male role in Marriage Lines (1961–66) opposite Prunella Scales. … Read More

FORTIES

1977 43 Years Old In 1977, he starred with his The Good Life co-star Penelope Keith in the televised version of Alan Ayckbourn's trilogy The Norman Conquests. … Read More

FIFTIES

1984 50 Years Old 1 More Event
From 1984 to 1989 he was the lead role of Martin Bryce in Ever Decreasing Circles, and in 1993 took the lead role of Godfrey Spry in the BBC comedy drama If You See God, Tell Him. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2002 68 Years Old He contributed "Sonnet 55" to the 2002 compilation album, When Love Speaks, which features famous actors and musicians interpreting Shakespeare's sonnets and play excerpts.
2005 71 Years Old In 2005, he appeared alongside Kevin Whately in Dad, a TV Film made by BBC Wales exploring issues of elder abuse.
2006 72 Years Old In 2006, he made an appearance in an episode of Extras, and portrayed the servant Adam in Kenneth Branagh's 2006 Shakespeare adaptation, As You Like It.
2008 74 Years Old He made a cameo appearance as a dying recluse in the 2008 Torchwood episode "A Day in the Death". … Read More
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