Richard Usher

  • Actor
    Male / Caversham
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    39 - 48
    Height
    5' 10" (1m 80cm)
    Weight
    11st. 7lb (73kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Slim

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018Peter Sellers, Kenneth Connor and Sydney Taffler
Theatre
The Lost Hancocks: Vacant Lot
Dave Freak
Birmingham Comedy Festival
The British Library, London
2018Peter Sellers, Kenneth Connor and Sydney Taffler
Theatre
The Lost Hancocks: Vacant Lot
Dave Freak
Birmingham Comedy Festival
Borough Halls, Dudley
2018Spike Milligan & Bernard Miles
Theatre
The Goon Show
Les Drew
The Goon Show Preservation Society
The Bell Inn, Ticehurst
2017Peter Sellers, Kenneth Connor and Sydney Taffler
Theatre
The Lost Hancocks: Vacant Lot
Dave Freak
Birmingham Comedy Festival
Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton
2017Peter Sellers
Theatre (Tour)
The Goon Show
Robert F. Ball
FRED Theatre Company for Birmingham Comedy Festival
Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
2017Peter Sellers
Theatre (Tour)
The Goon Show
Robert F. Ball
FRED Theatre Company for Birmingham Comedy Festival
The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford
2015 - 2016Voice-Over Artist
Voiceover
Introducing YOPA - National TV Commercial
Eddie Sternberg
Superplex Pictures
Grand Chapel Studios
2016Charlie
Film (Short)
Dead Meet
Daniel J. Brant
Enborne River Productions
2015BBC Radio Announcer
Voiceover
Breathe Freely
Julian Wagstaff
Linn Records
2014Peter Sellers
Theatre (Tour)
The Goon Show
Robert F. Ball
FRED Theatre Company for Birmingham Comedy Festival
Old Join Stock Theatre, Birmingham and The Spread Eagle Theatre, Croydon
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    Media ProductionUniversity of Lincoln

    Additional Skills

    Broadcasting, Sound Design & Editing, Teaching, Touch Typist.

    Additional Information

    I am a writer and presenter with several BBC radio documentaries to my credit, including a programme built around an interview with legendary singer, Tony Bennett. In recent years I have also fronted my own comedy podcast and co-host of 'The Berkshire Business Podcast'. I also perform occasional stand up comedy routines in the guise of my alter-ego, Ben Bernard.

    About me

    I am an actor and voice artist with a great love for radio comedy. I have stepped into the shoes of my hero Peter Sellers for two tours of ‘The Goon Show’ and then as Spike Milligan and Bernard Miles opposite Jeffrey Holland in a special production celebrating Spike's centenary. I also took on roles destined for Peter Sellers and Kenneth Connor in the world premieres of Larry Stephens’ ‘Vacant Lot’,an unmade pilot show written for Tony Hancock. In 2016 I appeared as Charlie, an assassin's boss, in the award winning short film 'Dead Meet' (Directed by Daniel J. Brant).

    My voice-over work includes an immersive exhibition 'Titanic and Liverpool', playing Joseph Boxhall, a national TV campaign for YOPA, plus a collection of ‘Shakespeare Children's Stories’ and the 2015 Chamber Opera 'Breathe Freely'. I have over twenty years experience as a broadcaster and teach an 'Introduction to Radio' at the Bridge Theatre Training Company in London.

    I work as a Supporting Artiste for film and television, including 'The Crown', 'Downton Abbey' and as a bewigged clerk in the OSCAR festooned ‘Darkest Hour’. This gives me an amazing opportunity to practice my craft and learn from watching the directors and technicians at work.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • Irish
    • Irish
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    • Web-Series
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Hull
    • RP
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    Hair Length
    • Short to Medium
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Organisation Memberships
    • WGGB (UK)
    Stage Combat Skills
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Character Types
    • Geeky
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Villainous