Lucy Briers

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Lucy Briers
Born (1967-08-19) 19 August 1967 (age 49)
London, England
Residence London
Parent(s)

Lucy Briers (born 19 August 1967) is an English actress. She has received critical praise for her many film, television, and stage roles, including the premiere of Best Friends & Butterflies.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Hammersmith, London, Briers is the daughter of the actor Richard Briers and actress Ann Davies. From the age of nine, she knew that she wanted to be an actress.

Briers attended St Paul's Girls' School, London (1978—85); Lancaster University (where she studied theatre and sculpture); and then a three-year acting course at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and National Youth Theatre[2] As well as acting, Briers plays both the piano and flute.

Career[edit]

Briers is best known for playing Mary Bennet in the BBC's television adaptation of Pride & Prejudice (1995). Coincidentally, she appeared in an episode of Game On with Pride and Prejudice cast member Crispin Bonham-Carter, with Victoria Hamilton (Pride's Mrs Forster) in a stage production of As You Like It, and with Tom Hollander (Mr Collins in the 2005 version) in a stage production of Don Juan.

On TV, Briers narrated the documentary The Riddle of Pompeii, the 2001 series Nurses and Ladette to Lady.

In 2007 she appeared in Some Kind of Bliss, a new one-woman play by Samuel Adamson at the Trafalgar Studios, a role she reprised in the 2008 Brits off Broadway season.

In 2008 she appeared in the BBC drama Einstein and Eddington and a West End revival of Chekhov's Ivanov. In 2011 she appeared in BBC Four's Twenty Twelve as Anna Mitchell, one of the three candidates for the post of curator of the Cultural Olympiad.

Select Credits[edit]

  • "Midsomer Murders- Death in the Slow Lane" (2011), Jessica Wingate - TV
  • Behud (Beyond Belief) (2010), Joanne Stevenson – stage
  • Bedroom Farce (2009), Jan – stage
  • Some Kind of Bliss (2008), Rachel – stage
  • Sexual Perversity in Chicago (2008), Joan – stage
  • Some Kind of Bliss (2007), Rachel – stage
  • Doctors
    • Flying Solo (2007), Emma Fleet
  • Rough Crossings (2007), Mrs Staniland – TV
  • Ship of Fools (2007), various characters – stage
  • Silent Witness
    • Peripheral Vision (2007), Darlow
  • Great News (2007), Marion
  • Bonkers
    • Episode #1.3 (2007), Polly Cope
  • Catch (2006), Andrea/Carol – stage
  • Children of Men (2006), TV Reporter – feature film
  • The Voysey Inheritance (2006), Honor – stage
  • The Shadow Box (2005), Beverley – stage
  • Broken News
    • Crime and Bolivian Crisis (2005), Sam Henman, Bullet Points Presenter
  • The Last Waltz Season
    • Rose Bernd (2005), Frau Grolsch – stage
    • Musik (2005), Else – stage
  • The Sold Gold Cadillac (2004), Amelia – stage
  • Bodies
    • Episode #1.6 (2004), Nicola Quinn
  • Poirot
  • Cloud Nine (2004), Edward/ Betty – stage
  • Electra (2003), Electra – stage
  • Perks (2003), Sarah Tidewell
  • Teeth 'n' Smiles (2002), Laura – stage
  • Prince William (2002), Tiggy Legge-Bourke
  • Helen West
    • Shadow Play (2002), Gemma Harding
  • The Bill
    • Long Shadows: Part 1 (2001), Helen Thompkins
  • Don Juan (2001), Charlotte – stage
  • Spike (2001), Verity – stage
  • Beast
    • Frightening Shorts (2000), Briony's Friend
  • Keepers (2000), Maggie – stage
  • The Winter's Tale (2000), Paulina/ Dorcas – stage
  • As You Like It (2000), Phebe – stage
  • All That Trouble We Had (1999), Margo – stage
  • Wives and Daughters (1999), Lady Alice
  • Dangerfield
    • The Lost Boy (1998), Adele Griffiths
  • Imogen's Face (1998), Janet
  • Unfinished Business
    • Episode #1.3 (1998), Policewoman
  • Game On
    • Episode #3.4 (1998), Lulu
  • Emma (1998), Jane Fairfax – stage
  • Othello (1998), Desdemona – stage
  • Henry IV Parts I&II (1996), Lady Percy/Doll Tearsheet – stage
  • The Entertainer (1996), Jean – stage
  • Pride and Prejudice, Mary Bennet
  • The 10 Percenters
    • Feud (1994), Sarah
  • The Brittas Empire
    • Two Little Boys (1993), Wendy
  • Mystery!
    • Unnatural Causes (1993), Liz Marley
  • The Tempest (1993), Miranda – stage
  • Syme (1993) – stage
  • The Venetian Twins (1993), Rosura – stage
  • The Blackheath Poisonings, Maid (1992)
  • Fooling About (1992), Miranda/ Princess – stage
  • Boon
    • MacGuffin's Transputer (1992), Maggie, Temp Secretary
  • Screaming (1992), Jennifer
  • Red Dwarf
  • A Masculine Ending (1992), Student

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Jenny Back on song – The New Musical Theatre Festival, The Stage (10 August 2005)
  2. ^ Maureen Paton "Lucy Briers: 'Emphysema robbed my father of his laughter’", telegraph.co.uk, 2 November 2013

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