British Actor Richard Briers Dies, Aged 79

Ralf Ludemann
The Hollywood Reporter
British Actor Richard Briers Dies, Aged 79

LONDON - The actor Richard Briers has died at age 79.  He is best known for his long-running role in British TV’s The Good Life and was also an accomplished film and stage actor. He had been battling a serious lung condition for several years.

Briars had roles in several of Kenneth Branagh’s movies, including Peter’s Friends, Much Ado About Nothing, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Henry V and Hamlet.

He appeared in many British films, most recently in the comedy Cockneys versus Zombies. He also had a recent cameo role in Run For Your Wife, based on Ray Cooney's 1980s stage farce.

His agent, Christopher Farrar, said: "Richard was a wonderful man, a consummate professional and an absolute joy to work alongside.”