Lucy Jane Briers is an English actress. Her film, stage, and television roles have included appearances in Pride & Prejudice (1995) and the sitcom Game On.
Briers was born on 19 August 1967 in Hammersmith, London. She is the daughter of the actor Richard Briers and actress Ann Davies. She wanted to be an actress from an early age.
Briers played Mary Bennet in the BBC’s television adaptation of Pride & Prejudice (1995). She has narrated the documentary The Riddle of Pompeii, and the 2001 series Nurses and Ladette to Lady.
In 2007, Briers appeared in Some Kind of Bliss, a one-woman play by Samuel Adamson at the Trafalgar Studios, a role she reprised in the 2008 Brits off-Broadway season.
She appeared in the BBC drama Einstein and Eddington (2008) and a West End revival of Chekhov’s Ivanov. In 2011, she appeared in BBC Four’s Twenty Twelve first as Anna Mitchell, one of the three candidates for the post of curator of the Cultural Olympiad, then with her face blurred as Laura, Ian Fletcher’s wife.
In 2017, she appeared in Father Brown “The tree of Truth” as Prudence Bovary and in 2020 in Jane Austen’s Emma as Mrs. Reynolds.
Lucy, 54, met her life partner/husband Simon Cox in 1992 in Oxford, where they were both working on a TV film. The couple began dating after that, and three years later, in 1995, they married.
Lucy was overjoyed and looking forward to spending the rest of her life with Simon, but their near-perfect relationship came to an end in 2004 after nine years of marriage. Furthermore, there is no information on whether the couple had any children together.