About Richard

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

The Navy Lark Tour 2020 Full trailer parts 1 & 2 YouTube play

Richard has a great love for classic radio comedy, and performing these classics on stage is a dream job.  Throughout 2020 Richard will be joining James Hurn and Mark Earby on stage in a touring version of The Navy Lark (see the trailer above!), taking on the role of No.1 in the guise of Dennis Price.  He has 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.

‘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!