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.
CEO, Pearl & Dean
MP & Former Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
Journalist & Life Peer
Co-founder & Head Chef, Hello Fresh
Co-founder, Webber Phillips & Former President & Deputy Chair, John Lewis Partnership Council
Children's TV Presenter, CBBC