Richard trained at Queen Margaret University College.
Recent theatre credits include:God of Carnage, Harold & Maude (Tron Theatre); Jumpy, The Iliad and The Crucible (Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh); Fat Alice (Òran Mór); Propaganda Swing (Nottingham Playhouse & Coventry Belgrade); Aladdin, Jack & The Beanstalk (Brunton Theatre); Woman in Mind (Dundee Rep/Birmingham Repertory Theatre); And Then There Were None (Dundee Rep); Macbeth (Perth Theatre); Ane Pleasant Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis (ABandC Theatre); Right Now, Private Lives, St. Catherine's Day, The Importance of Being Alfred and The Matinee Idle (Òran Mór); Smalltown (Random Accomplice); A View From The Bridge, The Merchant of Venice, A Christmas Carol and As You Like It (Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh); Zorro and Peter Pan (Visible Fictions); Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (Paines Plough/ Òran Mór); First You're Born (Plutot la Vie); Great Expectations (Prime Productions); Brightwater (Mull Theatre); Macbeth (National Theatre of Scotland's Elgin Project); Cat on A Hot Tin Roof; The Glass Menagerie and Woman in Black (Byre Theatre). Richard was also an original member of the Dundee Rep Ensemble, with productions including All My Sons, A Family Affair, The Plague, Cabaret and Flora the Red Menace, amongst others. He also returned to play Pirelli in Sweeney Todd.
Richard's television and film credits include: Garrow's Law (Shed Media/BBC); Low Winter Sun (Channel 4); Age of Genius (BBC); The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle (BBC); High Road (ITV); Taggart (ITV) and Bad Boys (BBC).
Aside from his many roles on stage and screen, he has also performed on several BBC radio broadcasts including comedies The Ellis & Clark Show and The Knox Factor; and dramas Brothers, 44 Scotland Street, Rebus: The Black Book, Rough Magic, The Dead Hour, A Second Life, The Lady Detectives and Benedict's Rule.