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).

Highest rated movies

Henry V
Much Ado About Nothing
A Midwinter's Tale
Peter Pan
Cockneys vs Zombies
Love's Labour's Lost
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein




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
50% 40% Love's Labour's Lost Nathaniel (Character) $284.3K 2000
No Score Yet 50% The Student Prince Dr. Corbitt (Character) - 1997
36% 45% Spice World Bishop (Character) $29.6M 1997
95% 89% Hamlet Polonius (Character) $4.4M 1996
81% 88% A Midwinter's Tale Henry Wakefield (Character) $466.8K 1995
42% 49% Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Grandfather (Character) $22.0M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skallagrigg Old Arthur/George (Character) - 1994
90% 86% Much Ado About Nothing Seigneur Leonato (Governor of Messina) (Character) $22.5M 1993
No Score Yet 32% A Chorus of Disapproval Ted Washbrook (Character) - 1989
100% 89% Henry V Bardolph (Character) $10.2M 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% 42% 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


88% 93% Kingdom Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
94% 74% Torchwood Parker (Guest Star) 2008
88% 89% Extras Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 83% Monarch of the Glen Unknown (Character) 2000-2002
No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Stephen Wentworth (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brass Eye Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1996
100% 92% Mr. Bean Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Albert Dobson (Character) 1988
68% 79% Doctor Who Chief Caretaker (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Goodies Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Life Tom Good (Character) 1975-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bob the Builder Robert (Voice)