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Richard has filmed a guest role in Miss Scarlet And The Duke (PBS Masterpiece, UKTV).

Over the 2020 lockdowns, he recorded parts in several audio adventures from Big Finish and Anderson Entertainment, including Doctor Who and First Action Bureau.

Prior to COVID, Richard completed a UK arena tour of one of David Walliams' most popular books, Grandpa's Great Escape.

REVIEWS

'EVERY INCH THE ARCHETYPAL DETECTIVE'

'THE MYSTERY OF SHERLOCK HOLMES', WYCOMBE SWAN THEATRE

'RICHARD JAMES IS FORMIDABLE'

'AWFUL AUNTIE', BIRMINGHAM STAGE COMPANY

'BEAUTIFULLY PLAYED BY RICHARD JAMES'

'VILE', ANDERSON ENTERTAINMENT

Richard James trained at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

As an actor, he has played many regular and recurring roles in various television series, including Officer Orrin in Gerry Anderson's Space Precinct, Sir Gestion in Sir Gadabout: The Worst Knight In The Land, and Mr K in The Mysti Show. Other TV credits include Miss Scarlet & The Duke, Doctors, Eastenders and MI High.

His film credits include appearing opposite Helena Bonham Carter in Great Expectations, alongside Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds in A Bunch Of Amateurs and with the stars of Monty Python as Geoffrey Weasel in Terry Jones’ Wind In The Willows.

On stage, Richard has played Sherlock Holmes in The Mystery Of Sherlock Holmes (Wycombe Swan), Alex in Outside Edge (Derby Playhouse) and Doctor Mortimer and Inspector Lestrade in The Hound Of The Baskervilles (New Victoria, Newcastle-Under-Lyme). He has toured the UK in a two man show, Thunderbirds FAB, and then more extensively with the Birmingham Stage Company, playing various roles in their Olivier-nominated Gangsta Granny (culminating in a sell out run at London’s Garrick Theatre) and 'Awful' Aunt Alberta herself in Awful Auntie.
 
As a writer, Richard has written nearly thirty plays, all of which have been published by Lazy Bee Scripts. They often win awards for their performances up and down the country and around the world. In 2014 he wrote a book, Space Precinct Unmasked, detailing his experiences working on Gerry Anderson’s last live action series. He has since published more stories from the worlds of Gerry Anderson and his own series of Victorian detective novels, Bowman Of The Yard.

Acting enquiries:

 

Esta Charkham Associates

16, British Grove

London
W4 2NL

Tel: 020 8741 2843

office@charkham.net

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