Richard Earl

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Born in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and educated in the middle bit of Bedfordshire, Richard came to the profession in his early 30s, but has made up for lost time through repertory seasons, audio dramas and short films. Favourite stage roles so far include Charles in Blithe Spirit, Arthur Whitten Brown in Those Magnificent Men, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, Roger in Willy Russell’s One For The Road, Norman in The Norman Conquests, Laurence in Abigail’s Party and a diverse range of both gentlemen and ladies in Return To Akenfield, Confusions, The 39 Steps and Travels With My Aunt. Richard plays the pivotal role of Doctor Watson in Big Finish’s ongoing series of Sherlock Holmes audio dramas, and is one of only forty thousand or so actors who also ‘do a bit of writing’; his proudest moment to date - being asked by John Cleese to write a comic love poem for Cleese’s adaptation of the Feydeau farce Bang Bang, in which Richard also played the role of lovelorn Lothario, Doctor Moricet.

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