R2OK! Forum Index R2OK!
Contact R2OK! admin

Click here for R2OK! Website


 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Richard Briers RIP

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    R2OK! Forum Index -> In Memoriam
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
FleetingEileenM



Joined: 30 Mar 2010
Posts: 5130
Location: Hampshire

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:02 pm    Post subject: Richard Briers RIP Reply with quote

I am so sad to hear this news - Brothers-In-Law, Marriage Lines, The Good Life, Ever Decreasing Circles as well as many other roles both comic and serious. What a terrific performer.

On the BBC News today they talked about his Hamlet and how he discussed with Kenneth Branagh which one of them performed the speediest version on stage Smile.

Also memorable was his Malvolio in Thames TV's Twelfth Night.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Number Six



Joined: 14 Dec 2006
Posts: 409
Location: In the village

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news indeed. Apart from all the sitcoms and Shakespeare I'll always remember his performance as Sir Clixby Bream in one of the Inspector Morse stories. Truly creepy and unpleasant
_________________
I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Helen May



Joined: 10 Dec 2006
Posts: 18213
Location: Cheshire

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad news. Such a fine actor and he's done so many voice overs as well.

I loved him in Ever Decreasing Circles.

RIP

H
_________________
88 - 91 FM this is Radio 2 from the BBC!

I said it live on air in the studio with Jeremy Vine on 10/3/2005
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mark occomore



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 9955
Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Life won't be the same without Richard Briers- Loved the Good Life - God Bless RIP
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ruddlescat



Joined: 16 Sep 2010
Posts: 18010
Location: Near Chester

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A truly great actor in every venture he has undertaken - I agree with Helen in that my favourite was his performance in 'Ever Decreasing Circles' - but I expect he'll be remembered for playing Tom Good in 'The Good Life' - also a great series

We've lost a real icon today Sad
_________________
Are you ready for a Ruddles?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Toggy



Joined: 18 Aug 2008
Posts: 1239

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A superb actor, others have already mentioned The Good Life and Ever decreasing circles.
Also loved Monarch of the Glen and who can forget the Roobarb and Custard voice over.
I also remember him as the horribly creepy Clixby Bream in Morse (Death is now my neighbour)
And who remembers him as the mad vicar in a episode Midsomer Murders?

What an actor. RIP Richard. Sad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
FleetingEileenM



Joined: 30 Mar 2010
Posts: 5130
Location: Hampshire

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always think of him as Martin in Ever Decreasing Circles when I see our kitchen towel roll with an untidy bit at the bottom and just HAVE to tear it off! Very Happy. He has left us with so much to laugh about.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Andy W



Joined: 02 Dec 2010
Posts: 140
Location: France

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still occasionally do that Tom whistle that he did in The Good Life, you know the bit from Over the Rainbow.

Don't forget his radio work too: a brilliant Bertie Wooster to Michael Hordern's Jeeves in What Ho! Jeeves, the radio adaptations of Doctor in the House and Doctor at Large and each year for many years on Radio 4 Christmas Briers.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
becky sharp



Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 5893

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:

I loved him in Ever Decreasing Circles.
H

Me too, Helen but I have to admit that Peter Egan who played Paul the neighbour was a draw,also,for me in that.

I somehow think that Richard Briers was the sort of person who would be genuinely surprised at how the news of his death has been received ...I think he would think it would pass without much comment in the public realm.


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Helen May



Joined: 10 Dec 2006
Posts: 18213
Location: Cheshire

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too Becky!

I noticed that Ever Decreasing Circles is on Gold tomorrow morning and again early in the afternoon. Not sure if it's the start of the series, but I've set it to record.

H
_________________
88 - 91 FM this is Radio 2 from the BBC!

I said it live on air in the studio with Jeremy Vine on 10/3/2005
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
becky sharp



Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 5893

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gold isn't usually on the package I have,Helen, but there is currently an offer on of more channels for free, for a couple of months, and Gold is one of them so it'll be nice to see some Ever Decreasing Circles again...recorder on...thanks!

I noticed The Good Life is on there also starting with the very first episode tomorrow at 18-20
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
FleetingEileenM



Joined: 30 Mar 2010
Posts: 5130
Location: Hampshire

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
I have to admit that Peter Egan who played Paul the neighbour was a draw,also,for me in that.

Becky, I was introduced to Peter Egan once in a theatre foyer and, although I was heavily pregnant at the time, my knees still turned to jelly Embarassed
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Helen May



Joined: 10 Dec 2006
Posts: 18213
Location: Cheshire

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can imagine him having that effect Eileen!

H
_________________
88 - 91 FM this is Radio 2 from the BBC!

I said it live on air in the studio with Jeremy Vine on 10/3/2005
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
becky sharp



Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 5893

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:

Becky, I was introduced to Peter Egan once in a theatre foyer and, although I was heavily pregnant at the time, my knees still turned to jelly Embarassed

Eileen!! I'm jealous...Twisted Evil

He is passionate about animals and their welfare and I retweeted him once about something to do with that and from then on he started following me .... Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
FleetingEileenM



Joined: 30 Mar 2010
Posts: 5130
Location: Hampshire

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
He is passionate about animals and their welfare and I retweeted him once about something to do with that and from then on he started following me .... Very Happy

Wow Becky, don't run too fast! Laughing

Sorry dear Richard, this is veering into the P.Egan Fan Club but you were too nice to mind, so, does anyone remember a very creepy TV serial some years ago in which he played a sinister charismatic character who was up to no good and was possibly killed and the very last scene showed a distant castle and a portrait of him or his ancestor intimating that he was still very much alive and a force for evil?

I could look it up on the IMDB website but this is more fun.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
becky sharp



Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 5893

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:

Wow Becky, don't run too fast! Laughing

I'm down to a stroll,Eileen,on your advice Wink Laughing

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Sorry dear Richard, this is veering into the P.Egan Fan Club but you were too nice to mind, so, does anyone remember a very creepy TV serial some years ago in which he played a sinister charismatic character who was up to no good and was possibly killed and the very last scene showed a distant castle and a portrait of him or his ancestor intimating that he was still very much alive and a force for evil?

I could look it up on the IMDB website but this is more fun.

Can't help you with this but it sounds good.... a guess...one of the Tales Of The Unexpected ?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
FleetingEileenM



Joined: 30 Mar 2010
Posts: 5130
Location: Hampshire

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was it! The Dark Side of the Sun 1983 in which he played Raoul (30 years ago but still memorable):

British photographer Don Tierney is killed in a car-crash on the island of Rhodes. When his widow, Anne, goes there to complete his assignment, she is apparently haunted by his ghost. Does the key to his death lie in the crusader castle of Hagios Theodoros, where influential political figures meet in secret? And what of the handsome owner of the castle, Raoul Lavallière, who takes a romantic interest in Anne? Supernatural forces and human conspiracies combine, leading Anne and her friends into danger and a confrontation with a 700-year-old power.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Helen May



Joined: 10 Dec 2006
Posts: 18213
Location: Cheshire

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't remember that one at all Eileen!

H
_________________
88 - 91 FM this is Radio 2 from the BBC!

I said it live on air in the studio with Jeremy Vine on 10/3/2005
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
becky sharp



Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 5893

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not ringing any bells here either,Eileen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
iwarburton



Joined: 08 Dec 2006
Posts: 2133
Location: Northumberland

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gold are showing 18 episodes of the Good Life on Sun 3 March between 7am and 7pm.

Ian.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
becky sharp



Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 5893

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched an episode of Ever Decreasing Circles the other night ( the one where Ann is in hospital) and enjoyed it just as much as first time round. Some great acting including the dotty neighbours,Howard and Hilda, in their matching outfits. Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
FleetingEileenM



Joined: 30 Mar 2010
Posts: 5130
Location: Hampshire

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
the dotty neighbours,Howard and Hilda, in their matching outfits. Laughing

Yes, Becky, I love seeing what matching sweaters they'll turn up wearing next! Laughing It is such a lovely show. Is the hospital one where Martin gets in a terrible mess in the kitchen and lovely Paul helps him to clear up?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
becky sharp



Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 5893

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Is the hospital one where Martin gets in a terrible mess in the kitchen and lovely Paul helps him to clear up?

That's the one,Eileen Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    R2OK! Forum Index -> In Memoriam All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com