Richard trained at Queen Margaret University College.
Richard was involved in a number of award-winning productions including: The
Belle’s Stratagem which won Best Ensemble at The Critics’ Awards for Theatre in
Scotland 2018; and My Left Right Foot which won both a Fringe First Award and a
Herald Angel Award in the Edinburgh Festival 2018.
Recent theatre credits include: Spuds (Glasgow Oran Mor); My Left Right Foot (National Theatre of Scotland/Birds of Paradise TC); Rachel’s Cousins (Edinburgh Traverse/Glasgow Oran Mor); The Whip Hand (Edinburgh Traverse/Birmingham Rep); God of Carnage and Harold & Maude (both Glasgow Tron); The Belle’s Stratagem; Jumpy; The Iliad; The Crucible; A View From The Bridge; The Merchant of Venice; A Christmas Carol and As You Like It (all Edinburgh Lyceum); Fat Alice (Glasgow Oran Mor/Aberdeen Lemon Tree/Edinburgh Traverse); Propaganda Swing (Nottingham Playhouse/Coventry Belgrade); Aladdin and Jack & The Beanstalk (both Edinburgh Brunton); Woman in Mind (Dundee Rep/Birmingham Rep); And Then There Were None (Dundee Rep); Macbeth (Perth Theatre); Ane Pleasant Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis (ABandC Theatre);Spuds; Right Now; Private Lives; St. Catherine’s Day; The Importance of Being Alfred and The Matinee Idle (all Glasgow Oran Mor); Smalltown (Random Accomplice); Zorro and Peter Pan (both Visible Fictions); Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (Paines Plough/Glasgow Oran Mor); First You’re Born (Plutot la Vie); Great Expectations (Prime Productions); Brightwater (Mull Theatre); Macbeth (National Theatre of Scotland’s Elgin Project); Cat on A Hot Tin Roof; The Glass Menagerie and Woman in Black (all St. Andrew’s Byre). Richard was also an original member of the Dundee Rep Ensemble, with productions including All My Sons; A Family Affair; The Plague; Cabaret; and Flora The Red Menace, amongst others. He also returned to play Pirelli in Sweeney Todd.
Richard’s television and film credits include: Garrow’s Law (Shed Media/BBC); PC Elliott in Low Winter Sun (Tiger Aspect for Channel 4); Age of Genius (BBC); The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle (BBC); High Road (ITV); Taggart (ITV) and Bad Boys (BBC).
Aside from his many roles on stage and screen, he has also performed on several BBC radio broadcasts including comedies: The Ellis & Clark Show and The Knox Factor and dramas: Brothers; 44 Scotland Street; Rebus: The Black Book; Rough Magic; The Dead Hour; A Second Life; The Lady Detectives; and Benedict’s Rule.