Contrary to popular belief Richard Coyle is not a Welshman but was born and raised in Sheffield to Irish parents. Richard has four brothers.
He began his career when, studying politics York University (1991 - 1994), he got interested in amateur dramatics and travelled the Edinburgh festival twice.
A decision to raise funds to study at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School resulted in an extra's job on a new film adaptation of the c novel Jane Eyre. When director Franco Zeffirelli heard Richard was about to start drama school he gave him a line, his first on screen: "Mr. Rochester, Mr. Rochester, your house sir!"
He also met his good friend Dean Lennox Kelly (Shameless) at the Old Vic Theatre School.
In 2000 Richard landed the two roles that would launch him into the limelight: 'Jeff' in BBC Two's inspired BBC2 comedy series Coupling and John Ridd in the BBC's Christmas production of Lorna Doone.
He is currently married to actress Georgia Mackenzie (since August 2004), whom he met on the set of Up Rising.
He film credits include, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, 5 Days of War,W.E., and the upcoming Outpost:Black Sun, Pusher and Grabbers.