Richard Everett

Richard Everett began his career in 1970. He was a professional actor for ten years making regular appearances on TV, in the theatre, and in films such as the 70’s cult classic “If …” starring Malcolm McDowell, “Cry of The Banshee” starring Vincent Price, and “Hamlet” directed by Tony Richardson, and starring Anthony Hopkins, Marianne Faithful and Nicol Williamson.

In the late 70’s he went on to form his own fringe theatre company. Working with David Wickert, he financed and built The Upstream Theatre in London (opposite the Young Vic) and was Artistic Director there for 3 years. In the 80’s Richard turned to writing penning a eight produced stage plays.  Most recently, his play Entertaining Angels starring Penelope Keith, which opened the Chichester Festival Season in 2006, and has had two highly successful UK tours. Richard has also written plays for BBC Radio 4 as well as writing for animation with over 150 scripts to his credit. He has also written feature films, his first Two Men Went To War (directed by John Henderson and starring Kenneth Cranham, Derek Jacobi, Julian Glover, and Phyllida Law) went on general release in the UK.

In addition to leading seminars and taking writing and comedy workshops for students at all levels, including at LAMDA and GSA, he also runs a weekly drama workshop for Down’s Syndrome and Special Needs adults at the L’Arche Community in Bognor.

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