Richard started his career by studying at Pattison College, followed by attending the LAMDA (The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts).
He began in a small role in the movie "This Year's Love" followed by a notable role in "Sparkhouse" which launced him into the public eye.
Since then he has had several roles, his most well known now being as John Thornton in the BBC adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's "North & South".
Richard is 6' 2", has blue-grey eyes and brown hair.
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