Richard Briers (1934-2013)
February 18, 2013 6:27 AM Subscribe
Richard Briers, TV, radio, movie and stage actor, died yesterday aged 79
. Richard was most well-known for playing Tom, who gives up his 9 to 5 job to attempt a sustainable lifestyle, much to the horror of his posh neighbor Margo, in The Good Life (1975-78)
Previous to The Good Life, Richard played George Starling in Marriage Lines. In the 1980s Richard was the main actor in Ever Decreasing Circles (1984-89), and had a leading role in Monarch of the Glen (2000-2). Amongst many other TV credits, he appeared in Lovejoy and Doctor Who.
Briers performed Shakespeare across various media, including parts in three Kenneth Branagh films - Henry V (as Bardolph, 1989), Much Ado About Nothing (as Signor Leonato, 1993) and as Polonius in Hamlet (1996).
Richard was also the voice of Fiver in Watership Down
Opening scenes from The Good Life
An episode of Roobarb
With Mr Bean in church
Behind the scenes - 'A Poem Is'
The first episode of The Other One
, with Michael Gambon.