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Richard Briers
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Briers at a Memorabilia event, March 2009
Born (1934-01-14)14 January 1934
Raynes Park, Surrey, England
Died 17 February 2013 (aged 79)
London, England
CauseĀ of death Emphysema

Richard David Briers, CBE (14 January 1934 - 17 February 2013) was an English actor whose career has contained theatre, television, film and radio. Briers was born in Raynes Park, Surrey, England.

In 1961, Briers got the lead male role in Marriage Lines in the 1960s. It was in the next decade when he played Tom Good in the BBC sitcom The Good Life that he made a household name. In the 1980s he starred in Ever Decreasing Circles. He from 2000 to 2002 came back to the spotlight with a leading role in Monarch of the Glen. Briers was the first narrator and voice actor for the show Enid Blyton's Noddy.

Richard Briers was made OBE in 1989, and CBE in 2003.

Briers was a heavy smoker until he quit in 2003. He was diagnosed with emphysema in 2008.

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