Richard trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He is a graduate of the University of Leeds, where he completed his BA in English Language and Literature in 2014. He has played a number of Shakespeare roles over the years, including Jaques in As You Like It and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (both for Fourth Monkey Theatre Company). He has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, both for Fourth Monkey Theatre Company, and for Aireborne Theatre, and has extensive training in screen and radio. Equally at home in psychological drama or in comedy, his casting makes him particularly suited to classical stage and period television roles.