Richard rose to fame in the cult 1987 film Withnail and I. Since then he has appeared in over 40 feature films including Henry And June, How To Get Ahead In Advertising, Age of Innocence, Dracula, Jack And Sara, Twelfth Night, Portrait of a Lady, The Player, L.A. Story, Bright Young Things, Gosford Park, The Corpse Bride, Colour Me Kubrick, The Nutcracker and he wrote and directed Wah Wah. Most recently, Richard has been seen on the big screen in the films Cosi, Zambezia, The Iron Lady and Dom Hemingway.
For television he has appeared in the award-winning Downton Abbey, Doctor Who and HBO hit show Girls. Last year he starred alongside Jason Isaacs and Anne Heche for US action thriller Dig.
Richard presents luxury travelogue series Hotel Secrets for Sky Atlantic, where he travels the world in search of the world’s most glamorous and infamous hotels. He has presented three documentaries for the BBC: Dear Diaries; History of Safari, and History of the Arabian Nights, as well as Popular Classical Music on Sky Arts.
Richard has hosted the Empire Film Awards, Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards and the D&AD Advertising Awards, and recently presented a live cinema relay screening of Giodano’s Andrea Chenier, which was streamed via satellite to 40 countries worldwide.
“Richard did a lovely job. Thank you for arranging everything… Please send Richard my renewed thanks”
Royal Opera House