Briers, Richard

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Briers, Richard Gender: M
born on 14 January 1934 at 12:30 (= 12:30 PM )
Place Merton, England, 51n25, 0w12
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 23°40' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 08°48 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 00°14'

Richard Briers
photo: Gusworld at en.wikipedia, license gfdl


British supporting actor seen in film and in TV comedy roles as well as appearances on stage in Shakespeare productions. His first professional role was in "Hamlet" at RADA in 1955, moving on to TV comedy roles and hitting his stride in "The Good Life," April 1975 through June 1978. He followed up with "Ever Decreasing Circles;" a role that he portrayed to perfection until December 1989. In January 1990, he returned to stage and his beloved Shakespeare roots, taking on the role of Lear for a world tour with fellow actor Kenneth Branagh. Briers was honored with an OBE nomination in 1989.

Personally, he is known for driving energy and a large temper, even though he suffered with extreme stage fright for many years.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 1955 (First professional work)
  • Work : New Job April 1975 (TV soap series, three years)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : End Major Project 1989 (Ended an eleven year stint with "Ever Decreasing Circles")
  • Work : Gain social status 1989 (OBE award nomination)

Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes him from his parents, given in British Entertainers, Flare Pub. 1997


  • Traits : Personality : Personality robust (High energy)
  • Traits : Personality : Temper (Volatile)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV strongest medium, some movies)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Shakespearean theatre)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Soaps and series)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over (Minor)