Roger Brierley (2 June 1935 - 23 September 2005) was an English actor.

Though never a major star, he 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 Michael Palin's Latin teacher in an episode of Ripping Yarns called Roger of the Raj, which first shown on BBC television in 1979. He played the part of Osborne titled Suddenly At Home in the TV series Rising Damp He was also in an Only Fools and Horses episode. Later work included portraying John Biffen in the TV 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 was also passionate about Manchester United football club, and was a founding member of Shareholders United Against Murdoch.

Brierley died of a heart attack on September 23, 2005.

External links

  • Roger Brierley at the Internet Movie Database
  • Red Issue
  • MUST, the independent Manchester United supporters trust
  • Obituary in The Guardian
  • Obituary in The Daily Telegraph

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