Richard trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic alongside contemporaries Daniel Day-Lewis,
Miranda Richardson, and Greta Scacchi.
His feature film credits include Ken Russell’s The Rainbow, Peter Chelsom’s Funny Bones and Willy Russell’s Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.
A member of Sir Peter Hall’s company at the Royal National Theatre, Richard moved from theatre to television as a regular character in the ITV drama series Peak Practice. It was during this time that Richard wrote and directed his award winning short film Mayday Mayday.
Winner of the prestigious First Film Foundation’s “New Directions” Award, the film premiered at BAFTA and went on to win audience awards at the Edinburgh and Bermuda film festivals.
Since then Richard has directed over 100 episodes of Eastenders for the BBC as well as Doctors, Holby City, Casualty, & Waterloo Road.
His production company, Browndog films, are currently engaged in the development of several feature projects.
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.
His work has been nominated many times for television awards, most recently a Royal Television Society award in 2014 for his production of CASUALTY as well as the breathtaking underwater sequences shot at Pinewood Studios for the BBC, in the first £1million special episode of EASTENDERS in 2007
“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.”