Richard is a producer and director who trained at the BBC and has
worked on some of Britain's most memorable prime time comedies,
including In Sickness and In Health, 2Point4 Children and Blackadder Goes Forth, the last of which earned him an RTS Award and his first BAFTA.
From the BBC, Richard went on to be Head of Comedy for Carlton and Central TV, before going freelance in 2001, when he directed Time Gentlemen Please for Sky, All About Me for Celador, and The Sketch Show for ITV, which won him a second BAFTA.
In addition to his UK work Richard has worked extensively in the US, directing Just Shoot Me for NBC, Grounded For Life for Warner Bros and a full series of Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show for Fox.
In 2009, his series of the comedy show The IT Crowd was awarded a BAFTA for Best Comedy Series.