Richard Briers

Richard Briers

Highest Rated: 100% Henry V (1989)

Lowest Rated: 14% Unconditional Love (2002)

Birthday: Jan 14, 1934

Birthplace: Merton, Surrey, England, UK

This British character actor has had a long career in TV, but has enjoyed a late-career renaissance thanks to director-actor Kenneth Branagh, who has cast him in six features and one short since "Henry V" in 1989. Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Briers made his London debut in 1959 in "Gilt and Gingerbread." For the next 30 years, he alternated his TV and film work with such plays as "Present Laughter" (1965), "The Real Inspector Hound" (1968), "Butley" (1972), "Run for Your Wife" (1983), "Twelfth Night" (1987-88) and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (as Bottom, 1990).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
76% 45% Cockneys vs Zombies Hamish (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dad Unknown (Character) - 2005
77% 74% Peter Pan Smee (Character) $48.4M 2003
14% 68% Unconditional Love Barry Moore (Character) - 2002
49% 40% Love's Labour's Lost Nathaniel (Character) $284.3K 2000
No Score Yet 50% The Student Prince Dr. Corbitt (Character) - 1997
34% 45% Spice World Bishop (Character) $29.6M 1997
95% 90% Hamlet Polonius (Character) $4.4M 1996
81% 88% A Midwinter's Tale Henry Wakefield (Character) $466.8K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skallagrigg Old Arthur/George (Character) - 1994
38% 49% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Grandfather (Character) $22M 1994
90% 86% Much Ado About Nothing Seigneur Leonato (Governor of Messina) (Character) $22.5M 1993
100% 89% Henry V Bardolph (Character) $10.2M 1989
No Score Yet 30% A Chorus of Disapproval Ted Washbrook (Character) - 1989
82% 86% Watership Down Fiver (Voice) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rentadick Miles Gannet (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Up Nigel Hadfield (Character) - 1970
33% 41% Fathom Flight Lt. Timothy Webb (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Home of Your Own The Husband (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Matter of Who Jamieson (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl on the Boat Eustace Hignett (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bottoms Up Colbourne (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls at Sea "Popeye" Lewis (Character) - 1958

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Marple Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bob the Builder: Project Build It Robert (Character) 2004-2010
88% 94% Kingdom Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
94% 74% Torchwood Parker (Guest Star) 2008
88% 87% Extras Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monarch of the Glen Unknown (Character) 2000-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brass Eye Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovejoy Unknown (Character) 1993
100% 90% Mr. Bean Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ever Decreasing Circles Unknown (Character) 1989 1986-1987 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet All in Good Faith Unknown (Character) 1985-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Goodies Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Norman Conquests Reg (Character) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Life Unknown (Character) 1975-1977

QUOTES FROM Richard Briers CHARACTERS

Smee says: Wow. Two dead already.

Fiver says: Violet's gone.

Fiver says: So cold......so very cold....

Fiver says: So cold... so very cold.

Smee says: Captain, the ice is melting, the sun is out, the flowers are all in bloom...

Captain Hook says: He's back.