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R.I.P Richard Briers

rondettorondetto Posts: 2,411
edited 20. Feb 2013, 08:54 in Community Chit-chat archive
Bless him, Richard Briers has died at the age of 79. He starred in The good life and Ever decreasing circles. Of course many other things also.
R.I.P Richard and thanks for all the laughs.


  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I heard it on the radio, Ron, as I was driving back from the supermarket. What a shock but at least he died peacefully in his sleep which has to be the best way to go. What surprised me was how well he could do creepy - there was a Morse episode where he played a really unpleasant Don and he was superb. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,811
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks Ron....I adored anything he was in...he was so good at delivering his lines..like you say he always made people laugh....another sad loss.
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 25,804 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    The Good Life - that's a memory from my dim and distant childhood :D

    He was a lovely, funny chap.

    Toni xxx

    Toni xxx
  • constableconstable Posts: 2,115
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh Yes. The good Life. I loved that series. He was so good along with Felicity Kendall. Those were such good series back then. He will be missed.
    Karen xx
  • rondettorondetto Posts: 2,411
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yes such a nice man, I saw him recently in an episode of Midsomer murders.
  • migmig Posts: 7,142
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ever decreasing circles ,loved it.R.I.P. Mig
  • newbygrannewbygran Posts: 96
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
  • dragonmandragonman Posts: 5
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sadly we are loosing lots of real talent, and even sadder is there is not a lot, in my view, coming along to replace them. Certainly not a prude, and can swear as well as the rest of them when needed, but most comedy these days is all swearing, seems to loose its effect then!

    I do gather however, that he didn't like his character in The Good Life...still very funny though.

    Much missed RIP
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