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Briers, Richard

Overview
Works: 390 works in 977 publications in 6 languages and 25,903 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Fantasy films  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  Comedy films  History  Romantic comedy films  Children's films 
Roles: Actor, vac, Author, Narrator, Performer, Other, pre, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: PR2812.A23, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Richard Briers
 
Most widely held works by Richard Briers
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare( Visual )

58 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,312 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 )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbucker skills and the ever fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become real heroes of an even greater story when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and takes them on a journey over moonlit rooftops to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life, free of grown-up rules. Eventually facing the inevitable showdown with Captain Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,418 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 )

47 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 1,389 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!
Richard Adams's Watership down by Richard Adams( Visual )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,307 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
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 )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,194 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 )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old friends come to visit. Love is in the air for both young and old in Glenbogle. But nothing is as is seems on the Scottish estate. Will they all live happily ever after?
Monarch of the glen( Visual )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 770 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
Monarch of the glen( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archie continues his struggles to make Glenbogle a success and sort out his complicated love live. Includes all eleven episodes from the third series, Richard Brier's last
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 584 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
Hamlet by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 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)
Midsomer murders( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 419 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 415 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 )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 373 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
Good neighbors : the complete series 1-3( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 328 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
The wind in the willows : the movie by Kenneth Grahame( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The delightful story of the eccentric Mr. Toad and his pals Ratty, Badger and Mole
The witches by Roald Dahl( Recording )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 299 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 Norman conquests by Alan Ayckbourn( Visual )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passions flare and tempers rise when three couples cross paths at a country house one weekend. It all begins with the arrival of Reg and his wife, Sarah. They've come to give Reg's younger sister, Annie, a few days' break from caring for their bedridden mother. However, Annie confides that she's seeing someone, not Tom, the single young vet who's pursuing her, but her brother-in-law, Norman. Appalled, Sarah informs Norman's wife, Ruth, and all hell breaks loose. Ayckbourn's trilogy tells the same weekend story from three different vantage points in the house and garden, and can be watched in any order
Kenneth Branagh's twelfth night : or, What you will( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenneth Branagh takes on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night with the Renaissance Theatre Company. The exemplary cast includes Richard Briers as Malvolio, Frances Barber as Viola, Caroline Langrishe as Olivia, Christopher Ravenscroft as Orsino, and James Saxon as Sir Toby Belch. The original music for this production is by Paul McCartney and Pat Doyle
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Much Ado About Nothing
Alternative Names
Briers, Richard David 1934-2013

R BRIERS

Richard Briers acteur britannique

Richard Briers attore britannico

Richard Briers britischer Schauspieler

Richard Briers brytyjski aktor

Richard Briers Engels acteur

Ричард Бриерс британский киноактёр

ריצ'רד בריירס

ريتشارد بريريس ممثل إنجليزي

ریچارد برایرز صداپیشه و بازیگر بریتانیایی

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リチャード・ブライアーズ

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Nanny McPheeMonarch of the glenHamletThe witches