Hello and welcome to my website! I'm Richard James, a professional actor and playwright, having
graduated from the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1992 (I'm the one in the middle, above).
Sci-fi fans of a certain age might know me as Officer Orrin in Gerry Anderson's 90s tv series, Space
Precinct. To mark the programme's 20th anniversary, I have written a book, Space Precinct - Unmasked,
detailing my experiences of working on the series, with contributions from cast members, candid
photographs and missing scenes. Click the picture on the left to find out more and order your copy!
As an actor, my film credits include Great Expectations opposite Helena Bonham Carter, a live action
version of The Wind In The Willows with the Monty Python team, Stormbreaker and A Bunch of Amateurs
opposite Hollywood legend, Burt Reynolds. I have played regular roles in numerous children's television
series, most notably 30 episodes of The Mysti Show and 20 episodes of Sir Gadabout - The Worst Knight
In The Land. I've also appeared in many guest roles in tv series like MI High, Eastenders, Doctors, The
Jury and My Parents Are Aliens. On stage, I have toured the UK in a theatre production of the cult tv show
Thunderbirds, played parts at Derby's Playhouse and Newcastle-Under-Lyme's New Vic Theatre and
taken the title role in my own play The Mystery of Sherlock Holmes at the Swan Theatre in High Wycombe.
Writing in genres including full length and one act comedies, my plays are performed all over the world,
frequently winning awards in festivals and competitions.
|Filth: The Mary Whitehouse