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Richard is currently working as 2nd Unit Director & Action Director on Netflix’s new TV series Valhalla, having recently worked as 2nd Unit Director & Stunt Coordinator on The Barbarians, also for Netflix.

Stunt Coordinator credits include: Mary, Queen of Scots, ​Vikings (Seasons 4, 5 & 6) Dawn, Sword Of Peace, Beserk, Hammer Of The Gods, Ironclad, Faintheart and IOS Game INFINITE WARRIOR.

Fight Coordinator credits include: Vikings (Seasons 1, 2 & 3), The Dark Knight (which won the 2009 SAG Award for best
movie stunt ensemble and Best Fight at the Taurus Stunt Awards). Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows and Sherlock Holmes, both directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. The Golden Compass, Gulliver’s Travels,
The Eagle, Stardust, The Last Legion, Drona, Solomon Kane and Fight/Combat consultant on Fable 2, the follow-up to the best selling X-Box game Fable.


His first major film was TROY, on which he served as Swordmaster. His responsibilities involved developing the fighting styles of the principal characters and choreographing the one-on-one fights. These fights received critical acclaim, particularly the Achilles vs. Hector duel (Brad Pitt & Eric Bana), which was nominated in the Best Fight category for both the MTV Movie Awards and the Taurus Stunt Awards 2005.

As 'Master-at-Arms' to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) Richard gained extensive experience providing fight training for actors in a multiplicity of weapons systems. 


His theatre experience is wide-ranging and he has staged fights for, among others, The Donmar Warehouse including the
Broadway transfer of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. The Royal National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Abbey & Peacock Theatres (The National Theatre of Ireland) as well as numerous West End and Regional shows.

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Television

Stunt Co-ordinator & 2nd Unit Director 

Second Unit Director & Stunt Coordinator 
Director Barbara Eder, Stephen St Leger
Netflix / Gaumont

Stunt Co-ordinator 

Stunt Coordinator 
Director Steve St Leger
MGM Television
Stunt Coordinator 
Director ​David Frazee, Stephen St Leger, Daniel Grou
History Channel / MGM
Stunt Coordinator 
Director David Wellington, Ben Bolt, Stephen St. Leger
History Channel / MGM

Film

2nd Unit Director 

Second Unit Director 
Director Peter Hamblin
Hamblin Imagery

Stunt Co-ordinator 

Stunt Coordinator 
Director Josie Rourke
Focus / Clandestine
Stunt Coordinator 
Director Robert Stromberg
Hulu / MGM
Stunt Coordinator 
Director Dean Jones
Atlantic & Pacific Films
Stunt Coordinator 
Director Pjotr Sapegin
Pravda Films
Stunt Coordinator 
Director Farren Blackburn
Vertigo Films
Stunt Coordinator 
Director Chris Foggin
Virgin New Media
Stunt Coordinator 
Director Jonathan English
Runnymede Productions
Stunt Coordinator 
Director Jeffrey Henry
Prolific Pictures
Stunt Coordinator 
Director Vito Ricco
Vertigo Films
Stunt Coordinator 
Director Russell Dean
Dean Bros Films
Stunt Coordinator 
Director Craig McCall
BPS Films
Stunt Coordinator 
Director Steven Smith
SPS Films
Stunt Coordinator 
Director Alan Rough
Kent Films

Other

Stunt Co-ordinator 

Stunt Coordinator