Briers And The Bard


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Richard's widow Ann Davies and Sir Kenneth Branagh remember how Richard decided to take more risks in his middle 50s, leading to a burst of stage creativity in Shakespearean roles like Malvolio in Twelfth Night and King Lear. Richard Briers is heard talking about playing one of his greatest Shakespearean roles, Polonius in Hamlet - a role that particularly touched him where Polonius advises his son: "to thine own self be true".