Previously at Chichester directed FRACKED! and Simply Disconnected (Minerva Theatre).
Trained at RADA and is best known for his role in One Foot In The Grave which has won him numerous awards.
Theatre includes An Evening with Richard Wilson and Krapp in Krapp’s Last Tape (Sheffield Crucible), Basiten in A Little Hotel on the Side (Theatre Royal Bath), Malvolio in Twelfth Night (RSC / West End), The Chief in Whipping It Up (Bush Theatre, West End and tour), Hook / Darling in Peter Pan (Royal Festival Hall), The Play What I Wrote (West End), Vladimir in Waiting for Godot (Manchester Royal Exchange), Dr Rance in What the Butler Saw (National Theatre), The Weekend (Guildford, tour and West End), Uncle Vanya in Uncle Vanya and Vladimir in Waiting for Godot (Traverse Theatre Edinburgh), Operation Bad Apple, An Honourable Trade, May Days (Royal Court Theatre), Normal Service (Hampstead Theatre), Some of My Best Friends are Husbands (Leicester Haymarket and tour), Occupations (Stables Theatre Manchester).
Television includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Trollied, Danny and the Human Zoo, Playhouse Presents: Space Age, Merlin, New Tricks, Demons, Kingdom, Reichenbach Falls, The True Voice of Prostitution, Doctor Who, Born and Bred, High Stakes.
Awards include a British Comedy Award and two BAFTAs also two BAFTA Scotland Awards. He was awarded the OBE in 1994 for Services to Drama as a director and actor. In 2015 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University.
Richard is a highly regarded Director. He is a former Associate for Sheffield Theatres and the Royal Court Theatre.