Previous jobs include packing boxes in a warehouse, worked at a laser gun place and took front-of-house jobs in the theatre but continued to go to drama classes.
Started acting career in musical theatre.
Completed filming a two-part series called "Malice Aforethought" set in 1920s, where he played misogynist Bill Chatford. [November 2004]
Completed filming a detective fiction,"Gently's Last Case", in which he played the character of Ricky, a Geordie biker. [December 2006]
Was named after King Richard III, as he was born on the anniversary of the day the King was killed in battle.