Writer for Film and Television
Richard worked as a Development Executive at both Pathe and DNA Films, before embarking on a career as a screenwriter with the original screenplay Three Mile Horizon, which was optioned to Paramount Pictures.
Richard has worked successfully across both film and television, writing on all three series of Mistresses, Starring Sarah Parish – and showrunning series two and three.
Richard created, and for the last two years has been showrunning, both series of his original, BAFTA nominated East London based drama Ripper Street, starring Matthew Macfadyen and Jerome Flynn, for Tiger Aspect and BBC1.
Richard’s participation has been made possible through Speakers for Schools partnership with BAFTA.
Peer & Former Cabinet Minister
Former CEO of Urdd Gobaith Cymru
Chairman, Ofcom & Former Chairman of Channel 4 & Santander
Chairman, Evening Standard Ltd & Independent Print Ltd
Author and Journalist with The Sunday Times
MD, Brompton Bicycles Ltd