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Briers, Richard

Overview
Works: 419 works in 893 publications in 7 languages and 25,884 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Fantasy films  Comedy films  Juvenile works  Romantic comedy films  Television adaptations  History  Children's films 
Roles: Actor, vac, Author, Narrator, Performer, pre, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Briers
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare( Visual )

47 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his wedding a week away, Claudio can't wait to marry the beautiful young Hero. To distract him, his best friend Don Pedro devises mischief: a romantic trap for the sharp-tongued Beatrice and the man she loves to hate, Benedick. Their amusement is almost spoiled by the jealous scheming of Don John, but love and laughter prevail when the local constable unwittingly exposes the plot--and all the trouble proves to be much ado about nothing (111 min.)
Nanny McPhee by P. J Hogan( Visual )

40 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Pan and Tinkerbell give three children the ability to fly. When they join Peter Pan in Neverland, they all band together to lead the Lost Boys in a battle against Captain Hook
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prince Hal" has ascended to the throne of England. He proceeds to assert his hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathers an army and embarks on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs--the bloody Battle of Agincourt--and forever change the face of Europe. King Henry V unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and in the end ensures the peace by marrying the French princess Katherine
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

40 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a shipwreck, twin siblings Viola and Sebastian wash up on the shores of Illyria. Viola, disguised as a man named Cesario, takes up service with the Duke Orsino, who is madly in love with the Lady Olivia. But Olivia is in mourning over her brother's death, so Orsino sends Cesario over as an emissary of love, except that Olivia falls for Viola!
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalind is the daughter of banished Duke Senior and is being raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia goes with Rosalind. Disguised as the boy Ganymede, Rosalind enters the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist strives to make the perfect man in a laboratory but instead creates a bitter monster who seeks revenge on his creator and his family
Monarch of the glen by Compton Mackenzie( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second series of this heartwarming BBC hit features more humor, more beautiful scenery and more great moments with BBC stars Richard Briers and Susan Hampshire
Monarch of the glen by Compton Mackenzie( Visual )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet handsome Archie MacDonald, a reluctant young Scottish laird torn between his trendy London life and the call of his wild Highland ancestry. Tricked into returning to Scotland by his eccentric father and dotty mother, Archie discovers he is now the Laird of the decaying family estate, Glenbogle
Watership down by Richard Adams( Visual )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of rabbits escapes the threatened collapse of their highly developed civilization only to find the same dangers (predatory men and beasts, and a totalitarian state imposed by their own species) in their new domain. Animated
Hamlet by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, plots revenge on his uncle Claudius (the current king) for the murder of the Prince's father (the previous king, King Hamlet)
Love's labour's lost : a romantic musical comedy by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The handsome young King of Navarre and his three friends--Berowne, Longaville, and Dumaine--make a pledge to retreat for three years to study literature and art, depriving themselves of all comforts, including the company of women, for the duration. The pledge survives intact for exactly as long as it takes the beautiful Princess of France and her three friends--Rosaline, Maria, and Katherine--to travel to Navarre on a diplomatic mission from her father. Shakespeare purists will probably be horrified that Branagh has juxtaposed the Bard with classics by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, in a loving homage to the great musicals of the '30s. He has also thrown in every cliché of said musicals, reviving the abandoned genre with 90 minutes of elaborately staged flossy, frothy, campy, cotton-candy fun
Richard Adams's Watership down( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nestled among the rolling hills and peaceful meadows of England lives a community of rabbits. When their warren is threatened, a small group of brave rabbits escapes into the unknown countryside seeking a new home. Led by the visionary Fiver, they face huge challenges and use strength and cunning to survive, while gaining new allies, battling new enemies and always pursuing their dream."--Container
Monarch of the glen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archie continues his struggles to make Glenbogle a success and sort out his complicated love live
Midsomer murders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death's shadow: A successful theatrical director, Simon Fletcher, returns to Badger's Drift, his head filled with disturbing childhood memories. Soon after, a local property developer becomes the first in a string of baffling murders. Strangler's wood: When a beautiful Brazilian woman is found strangled with a striped necktie in Raven's Wood, Barnaby experiences a disturbing sense of déjà vu. His investigation leads him to a trail fo blackmail, greed and betrayal. Blood will out: Barnaby is enlisted to keep the peace when the arrival of two feuding clans of travelers disrupts the tranquility of Martyr Warren. Local magistrate and Falklands War veteran Hector Bridges gets fired up about the interlopers and unwisely marches into the fray. Beyond the grave: First the portrait of a wealthy village forefather is found slashed to shreds in a local museum. Then a string of unearthly happenings in the museum and its graveyard terrify the community. Barnaby and Troy are called upon to separate fact from fiction
Agatha Christie Marple( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Marple returns to help solve mysteries with her keen powers of observation and her quiet common-sense analysis. A pocket full of rye: Who poisoned the wealthy businessman Rex rotescue? Miss Marple barely has time to ponder this question before her former maid Gladys turns up strangled on the Fortescue estate. Murder is Easy: Murder is easy, says elederly Miss Pinkerton to Miss Marple during a chance encounter on a train. However, when Miss Pinkerton herself dies, Miss Marple believes it was no accident. The Do it with Mirrors: Miss Marple's old friend Carrie-Louise has always had a soft heart for charitable causes. This time it's juvenile criminals lodged in a reformatory on her estate. Murder and mystery follow needing Miss Marple's sleuthing skills. Why Didn't they Ask Evans? A dying man's last words turn young Bobby Attfield into an amateur detective. With the help of two assistants, socialite Frankie Derwent and Jane Marple, he sets out to solve the riddle they pose
Richard Adams's Watership down( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A faithful big-screen adaptation of Richard Adams's classic British dystopian novel about a community of rabbits seeking safety and happiness after their warren comes under terrible threat
The witches by Roald Dahl( Recording )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real witches don't ride around on broomsticks. They don't even wear black cloaks and hats. They are vile, detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice, ordinary ladies. This spine-chilling story will tell you all you need to know about the cunning masqueraders, and bring you face-to-face with a true hero, a wonderful old grandmother who smokes cigars
The wind in the willows : the movie by Laura Driscoll( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The delightful story of the eccentric Mr. Toad and his pals Ratty, Badger and Mole
Good neighbors : the complete series 1-3( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just how different can neighbors be and still be neighborly? While the Goods struggle to live off their suburban London plot, the Leadbetters struggle with living next door to the Goods
A little light weeding by Richard Briers( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Briers, Richard David 1934-2013

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Richard Briers acteur britannique

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Ричард Бриерс британский киноактёр

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ریچارد برایرز صداپیشه و بازیگر بریتانیایی

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