Richard Briers

English actor (1934–2013)

Richard David Briers, CBE (14 January 1934 - 17 February 2013) was an English actor whose career has contained theatre, television, film and radio. Briers was born in Raynes Park, Surrey, England.

Richard Briers
Briers at a Memorabilia event, March 2009
Born(1934-01-14)14 January 1934
Died17 February 2013 (aged 79)
London, England
Cause of deathEmphysema

In 1961, Briers got the lead male role in Marriage Lines in the 1960s. It was in the next decade when he played Tom Good in the BBC sitcom The Good Life that he made a household name. In the 1980s he starred in Ever Decreasing Circles. He from 2000 to 2002 came back to the spotlight with a leading role in Monarch of the Glen. Briers was the first narrator and voice actor for the show Enid Blyton's Noddy.

Richard Briers was made OBE in 1989, and CBE in 2003.[1]

Briers was a heavy smoker until he quit in 2003. He was diagnosed with emphysema in 2008.[2]

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  1. "Richard Briers' classic career". BBC. 13 June 2003.
  2. "Richard Briers has emphysema". Archived from the original on 2014-12-02. Retrieved 2018-04-01.

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