Lucy Briers

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Lucy Briers
Born
Lucy Jane Briers

(1967-08-19) 19 August 1967 (age 52)
London, England
ResidenceLondon
Alma materLancaster University
Spouse(s)Simon Cox (1995–?) (divorced)
Parent(s)

Lucy Jane Briers (born 19 August 1967) is an English actress. Her film, television, and stage roles have included appearances in Pride & Prejudice (1995) and sitcom Game On.

Early life[edit]

Born in Hammersmith, London, Briers is the daughter of the actor Richard Briers and actress Ann Davies. She wanted to be an actress from an early age.[citation needed]

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[1] As well as acting, Briers plays both the piano and flute.

Career[edit]

Briers played Mary Bennet in the BBC's television adaptation of Pride & Prejudice (1995). She has narrated the documentary The Riddle of Pompeii, the 2001 series Nurses and Ladette to Lady.

In 2007, Briers appeared in Some Kind of Bliss, a one-woman play by Samuel Adamson at the Trafalgar Studios, a role she reprised in the 2008 Brits off Broadway season. She appeared in the BBC drama Einstein and Eddington (2008) and a West End revival of Chekhov's Ivanov. In 2011 she appeared in BBC Four's Twenty Twelve first as Anna Mitchell, one of the three candidates for the post of curator of the Cultural Olympiad, then with her face blurred as Laura, Ian Fletcher's wife.

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. ^ Maureen Paton "Lucy Briers: 'Emphysema robbed my father of his laughter’", telegraph.co.uk, 2 November 2013

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