Richard Briers

Highest Rated: 100% Henry V (1989)
Lowest Rated: 0% The V.I.P.s (1963)
Birthday: Jan 14, 1934
Birthplace: Merton, Surrey, England, UK
British leading man Richard Briers appeared in several TV adaptations of venerable stage plays in the 1960s. His interpretation of cross-dressing Lord Fancourt Babberly in Charley's Aunt managed to find a berth on American public television in 1968. The warm gust of applause greeting the actor's appearance indicated that he was already an audience favorite - as indeed he was, having appeared in such films as Girls at Sea (1962) and Fathom (1967). When American viewers next saw Briers, he was starring with Felicity Kendall on an agreeable BBC sitcom, Good Neighbors (Briers' second starring series). The series was a light, easy-going account of two city dwellers trying to make a go at country living; Richard Briers and his superb supporting cast made the slender material seem far funnier than it really was.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
76% Cockneys vs Zombies Actor 2013
36% As You Like It Adam 2006
76% Peter Pan Smee $48.5M 2003
14% Unconditional Love Barry Moore 2002
No Score Yet Victoria & Albert Actor 2001
50% Love's Labour's Lost Nathaniel 2000
No Score Yet Winter In Watership Down Actor 1999
No Score Yet Escape to Watership Down Actor 1999
No Score Yet Journey to Watership Down Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Student Prince Dr. Corbitt 1998
35% Spice World Bishop 1998
95% Hamlet Polonius 1996
81% In the Bleak Midwinter (A Midwinter's Tale) Henry Wakefield (Claudius the Ghost and the Player 1996
No Score Yet Wind in the Willows Actor 1996
39% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Grandfather 1994
90% Much Ado About Nothing Leonato 1993
71% Peter's Friends Peter's Father 1992
100% Henry V Lt. Bardolph 1989
No Score Yet A Chorus of Disapproval Ted Washbrook 1988
No Score Yet It's Your Move Actor 1982
82% Watership Down Fiver 1978
No Score Yet Rat: Meet the Neighbors Actor 1978
No Score Yet All The Way Up Actor 1970
33% Fathom Timothy 1967
0% The V.I.P.s Meteorological Official 1963
No Score Yet A Matter of Who Jamieson 1961
83% Murder She Said Mrs. Binster 1961
No Score Yet The Girl on the Boat Eustace Hignett 1961
No Score Yet Bottoms Up Colbourne 1960

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Wilson
  • 2009
89% Extras
2005-2007
Himself
  • 2007
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
Appearing Rev. Stephen Wentworth
  • 2006
No Score Yet Monarch of the Glen
2000-2005
Hector MacDonald Hector
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Bream
  • 1998
No Score Yet Inspector Morse
1987-2000
  • 1997
100% Mr. Bean
1990-1995
  • 1994
68% Doctor Who
1963-1989
Chief Caretaker
  • 1987
No Score Yet New Tricks
2003-2013
James Farlow
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Albert Dobson
No Score Yet The Good Life
1975-1977
Tom Good

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