This series starred Jemma Redgrave as Dr. Eleanor Bramwell who runs a free hospital for the poor in the East End of London during the late Victorian era. Richard gave a good, solid performance as banker George Talbot. The entire episode is available for viewing here: Bramwell
“Where there’s Hope there’s drama...”
before playing Albany in King Lear at the Almeida he was filming Mr Morgan’s Last Love, playing an American philatelist. Prior to that he spent a year in the musical, Dirty Dancing, in the West End.
It’s a neat snapshot of the sheer variety of his career. A character actor who has worked with a wide variety of companies, European and English: In theatre, from the experimental (Complicite) and the surreal (Ken Campbell’s Science Fiction Theatre) to Pierre in ‘War and Peace’ at the National Theatre; in TV, from a regular in soaps to the green-headed alien Malohkeh in Dr Who and Hooper in ‘Brideshead Revisited’.
“My first TV job was with Laurence Olivier. Buffet lunch and full maid service: I thought this looks very nice, I should do more”.