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Tue 24 May 2011
A Watermill fundraising event
At 16, Richard Briers was a clerk in High Holborn keen on am dram. He started his career, as he readily confesses, knowing nothing but managed to scrape entry to RADA and from there got his first apprenticeship at the Liverpool Playhouse. In the 1960s, '70s and '80s he became the quintessential situation comedy husband, including playing the role of the happy-go-lucky, self-sufficient Tom Good in the hit series The Good Life.
A much-loved actor, Richard’s career has spanned TV, film, radio and theatre and his roles range from King Lear in the Kenneth Branagh production, to the eccentric Hector MacDonald of Glenbogle in TV’s Monarch of the Glen. He has been awarded an OBE and CBE for his services to drama and still enjoys playing for laughs “hearing the laughter, real laughter and affection from an audience... It’s a tonic.”
Join Richard in the bar afterwards for a glass of bubbly, tea and cake.
Richard is most generously giving his time to help raise funds for The Watermill.
The restaurant is open from 12 noon for lunch. Please make your reservation with the box office.
All proceeds from ‘An audience with…’ events go to The Watermill Production Fund which has been set up to support the work on stage, contributing towards the cost of sets, costumes, lighting and sound equipment – all the elements that make the theatre exciting and special for everyone.
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