Richard was born and bred in the Amman Valley, South West Wales. He is a fluent and passionate Welsh speaker. His family moved around this area numerous times but finally settled in Llandyfan just outside Ammanford. Richard had a very up bringing enjoying his Rugby, Squash, Swimming, Horse Riding , Cycling and most of all his love of acting began to grow. His first steps onto a stage came via the Welsh tradition of the Eisteddfod where he competed in recitation and drama throughout his scholastic career. Richard took the path of GCSE’s and A Levels and during this time auditioned for the National Youth Theatre Of Wales, this became a turning point in his life. With the guidance of his mentors there ( Paul Clements, Pauline Crossley, Menna Price, Dorien Thomas and Iain Stuart Ferguson ) he was given the confidence and skill base to take on acting as a serious consideration for the future. During his time with the National Youth Theatre of Wales he forged friendships that have lasted the test of time – his wife, best friends and God Parents to his Daughter are all friends he made here. Richard then took his training further and won a place as an acting Student at The Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. This once again was under the watchful eye of Paul Clements and along side him this time was Andrew Neil ( another large influence on him)

On graduating Richard started out his career landing the role of Huw Edwards on BBC televisions Eastenders. He stayed with the show for three very happy years, during which time he got married and grew his hair very long!! Richard then decided to leave the show and has gone on to have a varied career on TV and Stage in both the English and Welsh Language. He has also appeared in commercials for Bisto and WKD. Richard has also done numerous advertising campaigns as a voice over artist and even appeared as the voice of Welsh Big Brother in Big Brother 7

Richard thanks his lucky stars for all he has in his life – a wonderful wife, a fulfilling career, amazing family and friends, a cheeky little dog and most recently and happiest of all a beautiful daughter Alys Hedd.