About Richard

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As an experienced voice-over artist, actor, writer, podcaster/broadcaster, trainer and sound designer the term Media Creative makes the perfect balloon headline.

In October 2021 Richard performed an intimate reading of Carnacki, The Ghost Finder! as part of Stourbridge Town Hall’s mini-Halloween season, produced by the NeuNoir theatre company.

Combining voice-over work, radio and theatre, Richard will be back on tour across 2022 in The Navy Lark! the first stage production of the beloved BBC Radio comedy series, joining James Hurn and Mark Earby on stage in the role of No.1/Dennis Price. 

Richard is no stranger to presenting radio on stage having previously stepped into the shoes of his hero Peter Sellers for two tours of The Goon Show (FRED Theatre and Birmingham Comedy Festival) and the 2017 world premiere of Larry Stephens’ Vacant Lot, a long-lost sitcom created for Tony Hancock.  The Lost Hancocks returned to the stage in September 2018 with a special London premiere of the show at prestigious venue, The British Library!

In 2016 Richard appeared as assassin’s handler, Charlie, in the award winning short film Dead Meet  In addition to voicing TV commercials Richard has performed audio-book versions of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘Shakespeare’ storybooks for children.  He also earns a crust as a Supporting Artiste in film and television – keep your eyes peeled for him as a recurring Police constable in series two of The Crown, and a bewigged clerk in the OSCAR festooned Darkest Hour.

The crew of HMS Troutbridge, No.1, Mr Phillips and Commander Povey
‘Vacant Lot’ by Larry Stephens gets its world premiere as part of the ‘Funny Things’ Wolverhampton Comedy Festival in November 2017. Cast, left to right, Linda Hargreaves, Mark Earby, Richard Usher, Jimm Rennie, Janice Connolly and James Hurn
Goon Again… Cast and musicians from the 2017 tour of ‘The Goon Show!’ for the Birmingham Comedy Festival and FRED Theatre, featuring Richard Usher, Mark Earby, Phil Hemming, Stephan Bessant, and producer Dave Freak.

With a passion for audio and bringing scripts to life, Richard is a versatile and dependable voice-over artist.  Short films, advertising, corporate presentations, audio books and broadcasting, Richard has worked for clients across the media.  Clients include the BBC, YOPA, The Meetology LabNational Museums Liverpool, Garnet Education and many more.  Voice-Overs and sound design go hand-in-glove with Richard too, creating sounds and effects for The Goon Show, The Lost Hancocks, Hancock & Co., The Tempest and the 2019 production of Mr Burns for director Sean Turner.

Is there more???  Well, yes!  Richard is also an experienced broadcaster and a regular freelance radio tutor for The Bridge Theatre Training Company.

Get in touch today to hire Richard for your next project!