Scott: When did you know acting was your passion and wanted it to be career of yours?
Richard: I trained as a dancer & started out in the musicals (I played ‘Flat Top’ then ‘Electra’ in Starlight Express)… I kind of just fell into acting, loved it, never looked back.
Scott: You been in some amazing programmes like “Bad Girls” “Where the heart is” and “waterloo road” how was the auditioning process?
Richard: The audition process is always tough & that will never change. You have to develop thick skin very quickly in order to manage inevitable rejection… The upside is, it makes success taste even sweeter when it comes around & you learn to appreciate every second.
Scott: You also produced some projects, Will we be seeing more from you?
Richard: I’m always writing & developing projects. It keeps my creativity flowing. I’m currently co writing & directing the comedy series ‘TownHill’ with my good friend Stefan Pejic. Very excited about it. It’s the best thing I’ve ever been a part of.
Richard: Keep busy- find projects, share your talents. Above all- do it because you love it & always maintain belief in your abilities.
Richard: Woody Allen… Jeff Goldblum, Kevin Spacey- I could go on & on.
Richard: Yes definitely. It really tests your metal! You have to go through those times. It makes you stronger & ultimately, better.
Richard: Absolutely!!! I cannot wait to get started! I love the theatre as much as film & television.
Richard: The world seems saturated with inspirational quotes these days… They’re getting slightly annoying tbh. I’ll make one up…
“Don’t live your life by quotes… Especially this one”