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.”
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