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Richard Beckinsale

Richard Beckinsale was an English actor, best known for his roles as Lennie Godber in the popular BBC sitcom Porridge and Alan Moore in the British ITV sitcom Rising Damp. He is the father of actresses Samantha Beckinsale and Kate Beckinsale. He died of a congenital heart defect at the age of just thirty one in 1979

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Jul 6, 1947 In Carlton, Nottinghamshire, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Armchair Theatre 1956-07-08
Latest Project:
Series Bloomers 1979-09-27
Known For
Poster of Porridge
Poster of Rising Damp
Poster of The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes
Poster of The Lovers
Movie Porridge Lennie Godber 1979-08-12
Series Bloomers Unknown 1979-09-27
Series Going Straight Lenny Godber 1978-02-24
Movie The Floater Michael Robson 1975-05-29
Movie Three for All Jet Bone 1975-05-01
Series Rising Damp 1974-09-02
Movie If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them The Young Man 1974-03-03
Series Porridge Lennie Godber 1974-09-05
Movie The Lovers! Geoffrey Scrimshaw 1973-01-01
Movie Rentadick Hobbs 1972-12-31
Movie Detective Waiting Lewis 1971-09-14
Series The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Unknown 1971-09-20
Series The Lovers 1970-10-27
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Series Armchair Theatre Lewis 1956-07-08