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Brierley in Casualty (1987)
David Roger Brierley
2 June 1935
|Died||23 September 2005 (aged 70)|
|Partner(s)||Gillian McCutcheon (?–1996)|
Joan Jones (2001–2005) (his death)
David Roger Brierley (2 June 1935 – 23 September 2005) was an English actor.
Though never a major star, Brierley appeared in many television productions over a forty-year period. He twice appeared in Doctor Who, as Trevor in The Daleks' Master Plan (1965) and as the voice of Drathro in The Mysterious Planet (1986). Brierley appeared in the biopic Jinnah, based on the life of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, in the Granada television series Jeeves and Wooster as Sir Roderick Glossop, and as a Latin teacher to Michael Palin in the last-ever episode of Ripping Yarns, called Roger of the Raj and which first shown on BBC1 in 1979. He played the part of Osborne in "Suddenly At Home", a 1977 episode of in the television series Rising Damp. He was also in a 1982 episode of Only Fools and Horses. Later work included portraying John Biffen in the television dramatisation of The Alan Clark Diaries (2004). He also played the hotel manager in "Mr. Bean in Room 426" and appeared in A Fish Called Wanda as Archie Leach’s secretary Davidson. He also starred in a number of Children's television series.
Brierley worked on several occasions with Victoria Wood such as in her play Nearly a Happy Ending, in the early series Wood and Walters and her mid-90s television film Pat and Margaret. In a nod to her previous work with Brierley, Wood named a character after him in her 2006 film Housewife, 49.
Brierley died of a heart attack on 23 September 2005.
|1980||Superman II||Terrorist #1|
|1983||The Wicked Lady||Clergyman at Tyburn|
|1985||Young Sherlock Holmes||Mr. Holmes|
|1988||A Fish Called Wanda||Davidson|
|1989-1994||Screen One||Hotel Manager / Air Vice-Marshall / Julian Brind||3 episodes|
|1990||Killing Dad or How to Love Your Mother||Hotel Manager|
|1993||Mr. Bean in Room 426||Hotel Manager|
|1994||A Business Affair||Barrister|
|1998||Monk Dawson||Fr Francis|
|2002||Ali G Indahouse||Town Hall Official|
|2002||About a Boy||Mr. Chalmers, the M.C.|