Richard appeared in Starlight Express at the Apollo Victoria Theatre for about four years.
He originally palyed Flat-Top and can be heard on the original cast recording, then moved onto one of the main parts, Electra.
Richard was also in a band, 'Puppy Phat', who played
He is married to Welsh actress Catrin Powell.
He once played 'Electra' in rollerskating musical Starlight Express in London and used to sing in his own funk band.
Other television work has included Where The Heart Is, Wild West, Border Cafe and The Bill.
He is best known as Oliver in the sitcom Coupling (2004) and Joe Andrews in BBC Wales drama Belonging.