Ben Richards

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Ben Richards

Ben is an actor and singer, best known for his numerous appearances on some of Britain’s most popular television show, and for his starring roles on stage. Ben’s extensive TV credits include Freddy Wolf(series regular) in Alex & Co and Penny on MARS (Disney Channel); Ben Bradley (series regular) in Hollyoaks, Mr Kit in Doctors, PC Nate Roberts (series regular) in The Bill,Justin Fuller (series regular) in Holby City, Bruno Milligan (sewries regular) in Footballers Wives and Footballers Wives: Extra Time, Dad, and Ben also appeared as a judge on the second series of Strictly Dance Fever for BBC1.

Ben’s film work includes Chakara, Julie and the Cadilacs and Bring Me the Head of Mavis Davis.

In the West End, Ben has played lead roles in The Bodyguard (Dominion Theatre); Priscilla Queen of the Desert (palace Theatre); Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre and UK tour); Grease (Victoria Palace Theatre and UK tour); The Full Monty (Prince of Wales Theatre); Saturday Night Fever (London Palladium); Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Prince of Wales Theatre); Radio Times and Hot Mikado (Queens Theatre). His other credits include Some Lovers (Other Palace); Aladdin (Shaw Theatre); Rock of Ages (UK Tour); Little Shop of Horrors (Yeovil Octagon Theatre) and Up on the Roof (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch).

Ben’s recording credits include the original cast recording for Grease, Hot Mikado and Radio Times. He has also recorded songs and shot videos for both Singers Inc Volume One and Volume Two, Ben’s singles ‘Amazing’ and ‘Remember Me’ are now available to download on iTunes.

Television

The Bill

Ben appeared as PC Nate Roberts in ITV hit police drama series The Bill.

Holby City

Ben appeared as a series regular physiotherapist Justin Fuller in Season 8 of BBC BAFTA award winning medical drama Holby City.

Footballers Wives

Ben played Bruno Milligan in Seasons 4 and 5 of Shed Productions TV series Footballers Wives as well as both seasons of the spin-off series Footballers Wives Extra Time.

Hollyoaks

Ben played series regular Ben Bradley.

Theatre

The Bodyguard

Ben played the role of Frank Farmer opposite Beverley Knight at the Dominion Theatre, London.

Rock of Ages

Ben played the role of Stacee Jaxx on its maiden tour opposite Noel Sullivan.

9 to 5

Ben played the role of Franklin Hart Jr in this UK premier tour.

Guys and Dolls

Ben played the role of Sky Masterson in the 2006 UK Tour of Guys and Dolls, reprising the role in London's West End at the Piccadilly Theatre in 2007 opposite Don Johnson as Nathan Detroit, Claire Sweeney as Miss Adelaide and Lisa Stokke as Sarah Brown.

My Works

What the press say

Video

The Wright Stuff

Ben Richards tells us about putting on an American accent for his latest play!

Ben Richards & Jedward SIYC

Ben Richards and Jedward trying to sing while getting shocked and gunged.

Rocky Horror Tribute Show 2006

Ben Richards singing Hot Patootie/Bless my Soul as Eddie. Rocky Horror Tribute Show 2006

Saturday Night Fever

German TV promo.

Rock of Ages

Press night release.

Precilla Queen of the Desert

Opening night.

Showreel

Highlights from Ben's Career.

Ben Richards - TRUTH

Truth is a one day workshop which explores different techniques to bring authenticity to a performance, both in theatre and television. The whole day course covers the following topics: · Warm up – Incorporating fun games to build teamwork and trust within the group, including improvisation exercises · Camera technique – learning to understand how to perform in front of a camera through understanding focus, eyelines and positioning. We have a camera setup in the session with a monitor · Screen Acting – using original TV scripts · Preparing for a scene or performance – understanding the script and taking direction · Playback and review – watching back the performances during the day · Audition Technique – create an audition scenario with each student performing and then receiving feedback in order to ensure they can best showcase their talent · Questions and Answers – an open session for students to discuss any concerns or questions they may have on all aspects of stage and screen acting My workshops are always relaxed and fun as well as being incredibly informative. Having a wealth of knowledge and experience in both television and theatre I am able to offer your students a unique insight into the industry. Thank you for taking the time to read this, if you’d like any more information or to create a booking for the workshop Truth, please feel free to contact me at the details below.

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