Richard trained at the National Youth Theatre, performing with them in the West End and in the USA, and then on the 3yr course at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Upon graduating he worked as an actor and director in London and Europe. He has taught Voice & Speech and directed at The Actor Works drama school (formerly The Academy). Subsequently, he read English as a mature student at Cambridge University, whilst he continued directing. He is currently studying for a PhD in Shakespeare translations and productions in Japan.
Along with his theatre work, Richard trains corporate clients with Central for Business where he coaches Presenting and Communication Skills.