Biography

Richard is an actor’s director with a visual, energetic and fluid narrative style, which is as much about character, performance and storytelling as it is rewardingly entertaining. A winner of the First Film Foundation’s New Directions award, his television work has also been nominated many times, most notably for the breathtaking underwater sequences shot at Pinewood Studios in the first £1million EASTENDERS special for the BBC as well as a Royal Television Society nomination for his episode of CASUALTY. With an eye for detail, emotional integrity, character and nuance, Richard’s visual style never shies away from emotional truth, whether dramatic or comedic, regardless of convention or commercial cliché, whilst constantly revealing meaning in the carefully framed imagery of his work. CURRENTLY Richard is in production on a docu-drama about the Holy Land Foundation for Al Jazeera USA. His latest short film "POPPY" is due to be screened at BAFTA on May 29th. Directing CV. Holby City 2014 BBC1 series director Casualty 2014 BBC 1 series director Waterloo Road (2014) Shed media for BBC 1 series director Holby City (2013) BBC series director Casualty (2013), BBC series director The Surprize Café – original TV Comedy-Drama series, Producer/director BBC S&PP. East Enders BBC series director Slater’s in detention BBC worldwide. Doctors, BBC Birmingham series Director Family Affairs ITV, Pearson Television. Chanel 5 series director Mayday, Mayday. Award winning short film (35mm x 25 mins) Director and Screenwriter. Winner of Panavision First Film Foundation’s “New Directions” award. WRITING CV: KING. Screenplay adaptation of “Operation Elvis”, an award winning stage play by C.P Taylor. BOUNTY Original Screenplay (comedy/drama) THE SURPRIZE CAFÉ. SAILOR BOY (Script) (Screenwriter/director) ABOVE & BEYOND Original Screenplay EDWARD’S HEIRS Original Screenplay Blackfriars Films (in development) COCKLEY’S CUSTOMS, original sit-com commissioned by BBC. Series writer on BBC Radio Four’s satirical weekly comedy revue WEEK-ENDING. BACK STORY. Before focussing on directing, Richard was a member of Sir Peter Halls Royal National Theatre Company, Michael Bogdanov’s Young Vic Theatre Company and Mike Bradwell’s Hull Truck Theatre Company, performing in the West End, on the South Bank and throughout Europe and the USA. On television Richard was a series regular in the ITV drama series Peak Practice, and has appeared in feature films directed by Ken Russell, Peter Chelsom and Phil Davies. He also wrote and directed for the double act Bowler & Platt, utilising stand-up comedy as a corporate communication tool as part of the Bowler Platt Partnership. ACTING Feature films • Hold Back the Night: Director Phil Davies for Parallax Pictures • Don’t go breaking my heart: Director Willie Russell for Aviator films • Funny Bones: Writer/Director Peter Chelsom for Hollywood Pictures • The Rainbow: Director Ken Russell for Vestron Pictures. Television includes: • Holby City, The Bill, Peak Practice, Boon, Between the Lines, Oi for England. TRAINING: The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. 

Credits

Eastenders 143 episodes View
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Emmerdale 12 episodes View
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Episode 8732   Director 2020
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Casualty 13 episodes View
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Series 24, Episode 41   Director 2010
Series 24, Episode 42   Director 2010
Series 25, Episode 34   Director 2011
Series 25, Episode 35   Director 2011
Series 26, Episode 25   Director 2012
Series 26, Episode 26   Director 2012
Series 26, Episode 27   Director 2012
Series 27, Episode 32   Director 2013
Series 27, Episode 33   Director 2013
Series 28, Episode 45   Director 2014
Series 28, Episode 46   Director 2014
Series 31, Episode 4   Director 2016
Series 31, Episode 5   Director 2016
Family Affairs 15 episodes View
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Episode 1956   Director 2004
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Holby City 25 episodes View
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Series 5, Episode 25   Director 2002
Series 5, Episode 26   Director 2002
Series 5, Episode 3   Director 2002
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Series 6, Episode 1   Director 2003
Series 6, Episode 2   Director 2003
Series 8, Episode 16   Director 2006
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Series 8, Episode 5   Director 2005
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Series 8, Episode 44   Director 2006
Series 8, Episode 45   Director 2006
Series 15, Episode 11   Director 2012
Series 15, Episode 12   Director 2012
Series 15, Episode 43   Director 2013
Series 15, Episode 44   Director 2013
Series 16, Episode 20   Director 2014
Series 16, Episode 21   Director 2014
Series 16, Episode 47   Director 2014
Series 16, Episode 48   Director 2014
Series 17, Episode 5   Director 2014
Series 17, Episode 6   Director 2014
Series 18, Episode 3   Director 2015
Series 18, Episode 4   Director 2015
Series 19, Episode 38   Director 2017
Doctors 3 episodes View
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Series 8, Episode 95   Director 2006
Series 8, Episode 96   Director 2006
Series 8, Episode 94   Director 2006
Waterloo Road 2 episodes View
Series   Role Year
Series 9, Episode 16   Director 2013
Series 9, Episode 15   Director 2013

Awards

Skills

  • Lecturing
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