Richard read English at Oxford University, played Hamlet, and worked with the Burtons on stage and film. In 1968 he joined Giles Havergal at Watford, before filming Women in Love for Ken Russell,and Waterloo for Bondarcuik in Russia. He returned to BBC 2 for the early colour serial The Way We Live Now, and then was invited to join Val May at Bristol old Vic inPoor Horace. This transferred to the West End, and has led to over forty years of leading roles in theatre, television and film. Richard also enjoys alternative venues : in the round at the Orange Tree, and historical plays at the Tricycle; while also playing worldwide with the London Shakespeare Group, managing a split week in Japan and Iceland once.... His many television roles range from historical drama series to sit-com, while he continues to enjoy filming both at home and abroad.