Richard Beckinsale Biography
(TV & Film Actor)
Birthday: July 6, 1947 (Cancer)
Born In: Carlton, Nottinghamshire, England
Richard Beckinsale was an English actor who became a household name in the 70s owing to his acting skills particularly in the TV series ‘Porridge’, where he portrayed the widely loved character of Lennie Godber. However, he died early, before making further name in the entertainment world and Hollywood. But the real talent gets its due when it deserves, and Richard later earned a massive respect among the audiences and his peers and is still known as one of the best comic actors. He started his acting career with sitcom ‘The Lovers’ in 1970 and apart from TV, he also made commendable appearances in films such as ‘Rentadick’ and ‘Three for All’. ‘Going straight’ was a spinoff of one of the most successful sitcoms of all times titled ‘Porridge’, in which Richard happened to have the lead role. He died tragically due to a heart attack in his early 30s. Post mortems showed that he had a terminal heart condition. He was father of Kate and Samantha Beckinsale, who became big actors later.