Richard Coyle

Biography: Contrary to popular belief Richard Coyle is not a Welshman but was born and raised in Sheffield to Irish parents. Richard has four brothers.

He began his career when, studying politics York University (1991 - 1994), he got interested in amateur dramatics and travelled the Edinburgh festival twice. A decision to raise funds to study at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School resulted in an extra's job on a new film adaptation of the classic novel Jane Eyre. When director Franco Zeffirelli heard Richard was about to start drama school he gave him a line, his first on screen: "Mr. Rochester, Mr. Rochester, your house sir!" He also met his good friend Dean Lennox Kelly (Shameless) at the Old Vic Theatre School. In 2000 Richard landed the two roles that would launch him into the limelight: 'Jeff' in BBC Two's inspired BBC2 comedy series Coupling and John Ridd in the BBC's Christmas production of Lorna Doone. He is currently married to actress Georgia Mackenzie
Contrary to popular belief Richard Coyle is not a Welshman but was born and raised in Sheffield to Irish parents. Richard has four brothers.

He began his career when, studying politics York University (1991 - 1994), he got interested in amateur dramatics and travelled the Edinburgh festival twice.

A decision to raise funds to study at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School resulted in an extra's job on a new film adaptation of the classic novel Jane Eyre. When director Franco Zeffirelli heard Richard was about to start drama school he gave him a line, his first on screen: "Mr. Rochester, Mr. Rochester, your house sir!"

He also met his good friend Dean Lennox Kelly (Shameless) at the Old Vic Theatre School.

In 2000 Richard landed the two roles that would launch him into the limelight: 'Jeff' in BBC Two's inspired BBC2 comedy series Coupling and John Ridd in the BBC's Christmas production of Lorna Doone.

He is currently married to actress Georgia Mackenzie (since August 2004), whom he met on the set of Up Rising.
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Richard Coyle's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 46
Highest Metascore: 62 Grabbers
Lowest Metascore: 31 5 Days of War
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
7 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
62 Grabbers Jul 19, 2013 Garda Ciar 6.5
52 Pusher (2012) Oct 26, 2012 Frank / Frank 5.8
37 W.E. Dec 9, 2011 William 6.3
31 5 Days of War Aug 19, 2011 Sebastian Ganz 1.8
50 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time May 28, 2010 Tus 7.3
47 A Good Year Nov 10, 2006 Amis 6.6
44 The Libertine Nov 23, 2005 Alcock 6.7