Richard Arthur Beckinsale (6 July 1947 – 19 March 1979) was a British actor.
Beckinsale was born in Carlton, Nottinghamshire and went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
He had starring roles in five sitcoms. They are: The Lovers, Rising Damp, Porridge, its spin-off Going Straight and Bloomers.
Beckinsale has two daughters, actresses Samantha and Kate Beckinsale. He died of a heart attack in Sunningdale, Berkshire.