20 questions with Richard Briers


One of the greats of British comedy, both stage and small screen, Richard Briers sat down (or, as you can see, maybe a lie down) with the Telegraph recently and gave us a little insight to a personal life beyond the professional life that we all know of in the characters of Tom Good (The Good Life), Martin Bryce (Ever Decreasing Circles) and Hector MacDonald in Monarch of the Glen.

One of the most telling questions and answers in this attached interview is how Richard Briers would like to be remembered. His answer of “as a person that brought laughter to others” rings very true as this mirrors what Richard told us recently when we interviewed him for the upcoming PBS special focusing on British comedy writers, Behind the Britcom: From Script to Screen due out in March 2011. When we asked how it felt to be a part of a body of work that has made millions laugh over the years, his answer was simple….”It feels really special. Really nice” was the entire answer.

Thank you, Richard, for all the laughs. British comedy fans worldwide look forward many more in the years to come.

  • MORAG

    A grand lovable actor, if only there were more like him ! He has given us a lifetime of pleasure and laugh. Lovely too to see that he has had a long and happy marriage too. Thank you Richard.