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The Good Life actor Richard Briers dies at 79

Briers also starred in Monarch of the Glen and several films.

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RICHARD BRIERS, THE actor best known for his tole on the TV series The Good Life has died at the age of 79.

He had been suffering from emphysema for several years and said recently that he blamed years of smoking for his condition.

The BBC reports that he died peacefully at his home in London.

Briers starred alongside Felicity Kendal in the BBC1 series. He also appeared in Monarch of the Glen and Ever Decreasing Circles.

He also appeared in a number of films directed by Kenneth Branagh, including Henry V, Peter’s Friends and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. On the stage Briers played Shakespeare’s Malvolio and King Lear, and Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.

Briers and Kendall in The Good Life (BBC)

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