Erin Richards

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Erin Richards
Born (1986-05-17) 17 May 1986 (age 30)
Penarth, Wales, UK
Nationality Welsh
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present
Known for

Erin Richards (born 17 May 1986) is a Welsh actress, best known for playing detective Nancy Reid in the television series Being Human and Barbara Kean in the television series Gotham.

Life and career[edit]

Richards was born in Penarth, Wales. She trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She presented the Welsh language teen magazine show Mosgito for S4C and appeared in short films before landing significant roles in BBC TV programmes Crash and Being Human.[1]

In 2012, she was cast in the FOX comedy Breaking In as an executive assistant with an exaggerated English accent.[2] She co-starred in the role of Sharon in Gonzalo López-Gallego's horror film Open Grave, alongside Sharlto Copley.[1][3]

Richards plays Barbara Kean, the fiancee and later, antagonist, of James Gordon in the FOX Television series Gotham.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Expiry Date Luce
2008 Abraham's Point Milly
2009 17 Gemma Short film
2010 Balance Becki Short film
2012 Will Sampson (...and the Self-Perpetuating Cycle of Unintended Abstinence) Sofia Short film
2013 Open Grave Sharon
2014 Quiet Ones, TheThe Quiet Ones Kristina 'Krissi' Dalton
2017 That Good Night Cassie Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Crash Cheryl "2.3"
2011 Being Human Nancy Reid "Daddy Ghoul", "Though the Heavens Fall", "The Wolf-Shaped Bullet"
2012 Breaking In Molly Hughes Main role
2012 Merlin Eira "The Diamond of the Day: Parts 1 & 2"
2013 Crossing Lines Nicole "The Terminator"
2013 Misfits Sarah "5.7"
2014–present Gotham Barbara Kean Main role
2016 Quantum Break Beth Wilder Prototype (voice) Video game


  1. ^ a b Erin Richards at the Internet Movie Database Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  2. ^ "South Wales actress Erin Richards". South Wales Evening Post. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "New Cast Members Continue to File into an Open Grave". Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Holy Bat girl! Five things about Gotham's Erin Richards". Wales Online. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 

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