R.I.P Richard Briers
The actor Richard Briers, best known for his role as Tom Good on the hit 70s BBC comedy The Good Life, has passed away at the age of 79.
According to his agent the star died “peacefully” at his home in London on Sunday.
In a fairly recent interview, Briers said that years of smoking was to blame for his emphysema which was a cause of his passing.
In The Good Life, he starred alongside Felicity Kendal as a couple of who live a self-sufficient lifestyle next door to their conservative neighbours. The show ran for four series between 1975 and 1978. He also starred in Ever Decreasing Circles, Monarch of the Glen and Doctor Who.
He also appeared in several movies including Spice World and more recently Cockneys vs. Zombies.
The younger generation will also know him as the narrator of Roobarb (and Custard) which only ran for one series but was shown throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s as well as a reboot Roobarb and Custard Too in 2005.
Briers was born on January 14th 1934 and was inspired by his mother to be an actor. He is survived wife Ann Davies and daughters Lucy and Katie.
The team at Flickering Myth would like to pass on their condolences to those who knew him.