Richard Beckinsale

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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.

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