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Richard Syms

Richard Syms

Richard can be seen in a later episode (8 or 10) of 'The musketeers' on BBC Tv and in the new film of 'Far from the Madding Crowd'

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Physical details

Gender: Male

Eye colour: Blue

Hair colour: Greying

Hair length: Short

Playing age: 55 - 70 years

Actual age: 74

Height: 5ft 7ins

Weight: 77kg

Build: Stocky

Location: London

Nationality type: European

Appearance: White


Richard has been an actor for 25 years, having spent ten years as a clergyman. He has played leading roles in regional theatres and tours – including Frank in Educating Rita, Dysart in Equus, Cellophane in Chicago, Tom in Skylight, and the title roles in Doctor Faustus, Father Brown and Hobson’s Choice. He spent a year with the National Theatre and appeared in Woman of No Importance in the West End, and recently toured in the two-hander Unexpected Man. He has made a hundred TV appearances, including regular characters in Rumpole, five series of London’s Burning, Lovejoy and the Hello Girls. Feature films include Truly Madly Deeply, Secrets and Lies, Ali G, Gangs of New York, and yet to be released, Stephen Frears’ new film Mrs Henderson Presents. He is still licensed as a priest, and lives in Hertfordshire.


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2014 Priest, Song for Jenny , BBC , Brian Percival
2014 Ernest, Yonderland , Working Title for Sky 1 , Steve Connolly
2014 The Mercury, Seeing It Through , Pins & Feathers , Richard Syms
2009 Major Domo, La Traviata , Royal Opera , Richard Eyre
2009 Peter, Vantastic , Oval House , Luke Kernaghan
2005 Flor, The Wild Duck , Donmar Warehouse , Michael Grandage
2005 Hobson, Hobson's Choice , Southwold Theatre , Richard Frost
2000 Sam Shipley, I Have Been Here Before , Man. Royal Exchange , Marianne Elliot
2000 Dysart, Equus , Brunton Theatre Edinburgh , Ian Grenville Bell
2000 Doctor Faustus, Faustus , Swan Theatre Worcester , Ian Grenville Bell
2000 Father Brown, Mystery of Father Brown , Swan Theatre Worcester , Jenny Stephens
2000 Farquahar, Woman Of No Importance , Theatre Royal Haymarket , Adrian Noble
2013 Lord Ebsworth, The Indian Bride , ffp New Media , Dieter Kehler
2012 Winston Churchill, A Bullet for Heydrich , Czech TV , Robert Sedelacek
2006 Mr James, Bad Girls , Shed Prods , Laurence Moody
2005 Courtier, The Virgin Queen , BBC , Coky Giedroyc
2005 Train Passenger, Ultimate Force , Bentley Prods , Laurence Moody
2000 Mr Davies, Two Point Four Children , BBC , Richard Boden
2000 Vicar of Hastings, Foyle's War , ITV , Jeremy Silberston
2000 Alwyn, Lovejoy , BBC , Various
2000 George, Goodnight Sweetheart , BBC , Terry Kinane
2000 Parson, Camomile Lawn , Channel 4 , Peter Hall
2000 College Porter, Inspector Lynley Mysteries , BBC , Richard Laxton
2000 Paul, London's Burning , London Weekend ITV , Various
2000 Johnson, Helen West , ITV , Coky Giedroyc
2000 Mr Cluff, Hello Girls , BBC , Betsan Morris Evans
2000 Bishop O'Leary, Bad Blood , ITV , Tim Fywell
2000 Barber, The Quest , ITV , David Jason
2013 Jack (lead role), Wasps' Nest , independent production , Joseph Mannion
2012 Vicar at Wedding , Summer in February , Cross Day Prods , Chris Menault
2011 Speaker of the House , The Iron Lady , Working Title , Phyllida Lloyd
2011 Pinstripe Man , Johnny English Reborn , Working Title , Oliver Parker
2009 Tom, Cemetry Junction , independent , Ricky Gervais
2009 Revd Price-Jones, Nowhere Boy , Ecosse , Sam Taylor-Wood
2008 John Glover, Mes amis mes amours , Poisson Rouge , Lorraine Levy
2000 Drunk Repeater, Gangs of New York , Miramax , Martin Scorsese
2000 Ambrose, Mrs Henderson Presents , NFH/ BBC Films , Stephen Frears
2000 Donald, Stella Does Tricks , BFI , Coky Giedroyc
2000 Symonds, Truly Madly Deeply , BBC , Abthony Minghella
2000 Vicar, Secrets and Lies , Thin Man Films , Mike Leigh
2000 The Caretaker, Ali G In Da House , Working Title , Mark Mylod
Stage Tour
2010 Blanco, Porridge , Calibre Productions , Gavin McAlinden
2007 Spettigue, Charley's Aunt , Bath theatre Royal , Mel Smith
2000 Tom Sargeant, Skylight , National Tour , Richard Syms
2000 Paul Parsky, The Unexpected Man , National Tour , Hildegrade Neil


Accents & Dialects

Southern Irish, Australian, West Country, London, RP*, Scottish, Heightened RP, Standard USA, South London, Yorkshire





Other skills

Video, Singer