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Richard is an award winning Fight Director. He is Assistant Stunt Coordinator and Swordmaster on Seasons 1 & 2 of VIKINGS, a drama series for the History Channel. Recent work includes Stunt Coordination on HAMMER OF THE GODS and BESERK, both Viking sagas. He was Fight Coordinator and Assistant Stunt Coordinator for SHERLOCK HOLMES 2:GAME OF SHADOWS. Other credits include Stunt Coordinator on IRONCLAD, ROLLING THUNDER and FAINTHEART; Fight Coordinator and Assistant Stunt Coordinator on GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, SHERLOCK HOLMES and SOLOMON KANE, Swordmaster on THE EAGLE. Stunt Performing includes VIKINGS, TO HAVE & TO HOLD and HOMELAND.
Other film work includes Fight Coordinator on THE DARK KNIGHT (winner SAG Best Stunt Ensemble & Taurus Stunt Award Best Fight) as well as THE GOLDEN COMPASS. Swordmaster on DRONA and THE LAST LEGION (nominated for Taurus Stunt Award). Perhaps his best-known film work is TROY, for which his Achilles vs. Hector fight was nominated for Best Fight in both Taurus World Stunt Award & MTV Film Awards.
'Master-at-Arms' to The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art he has accumulated over 300 stage credits and has worked for many major companies such as The Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre of Ireland, Royal National Theatre, Cheek by Jowl, English National Opera, Royal Opera House, York Theatre Royal and Mercury Theatre, Colchester along with various West End shows and National Tours