Richard trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating with a first class honours degree in June
2006. Whilst at Mountview, he was nominated for the 2006 Spotlight Prize and was a commended finalist in the
2006 BBC Carlton Hobbs Radio Competition.

Originally from Blackpool in Lancashire, Richard's theatre credits include
Wings (Young Vic); The Taming of the
Shrew
, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare's Globe); Watership Down (The
Watermill);
Peter Pan (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre); Othello (Frantic Assembly - Original 2008 UK Tour and
2014/15 UK Tour);
Emil and the Detectives (National Theatre); Cyrano de Bergerac (Royal Shakespeare Company);
Romeo and Juliet (Pilot Theatre - UK Tour); Charlotte's Web (Birmingham Stage Company); A Midsummer Night's
Dream
(Tooting Arts Club); Sir Peter Hall's Pygmalion (Old Vic); The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream
(UK and International Tours); The Tempest (UK Tour); In Doggerland and Whispering Happiness (Box of Tricks); A
Midsummer Night's Dream
and The Comedy of Errors (Ludlow Castle); The Tale of the Stolen Heart (Improbable
Fiction);
The Threepenny Opera (Lyric, Hammersmith) and Murder in the Cathedral (Southwark Cathedral and
Westminster Cathedral) both with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and was a professional performer
in the
Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games directed by Academy Award winning director
Danny Boyle.

Film and television credits include
Thanks For The Memories (Gate TV / ZDF); The Legend Of Tarzan (Warner
Bros.);
Atlantis (BBC); The Insiders (Twenty Twenty); Choke: Frantic Othello (Canvas Arts / Frantic Assembly);
Dragon (Gulliver Moore Films); Co-Op (Beeches Productions); When I'm Gone (Ladysmith Productions); Nadya's
Circus
(Saloon Films); The Situation (Lame Dog Productions); live action sequences for the video game
LittleBigPlanet (PlayStation Vita / Maverick Media) and has worked as a voiceover artist for BBC Active.

Richard is also a practitioner for Frantic Assembly.


Alongside his professional work, Richard plays for the Arsenal Charity Football Team.  Made up of ex-pros and
celebrities, the team plays exhibition matches all over the UK, raising money for numerous charitable causes.


To view Richard's showreel, along with other examples of his on screen work, please visit the
'Video' page by clicking
here.
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Richard is delighted to announce he will be appearing in the 2019 US Tour of
William Shakespeare's King Lear with Actors From The London Stage.