Richard Cant

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Richard Cant is a British actor, best known for his roles in the ITV1 television series Midsomer Murders. He was born in Dartford in 1964.

He is the son of the actress Mary Gibson and the actor and children's television presenter Brian Cant.[1]

His first appearance on television was in an early episode of The Vicar of Dibley in 1994 as a member of the choir. He made two appearances on the long-running murder mystery series Midsomer Murders, appearing in the 1997 pilot episode The Killings at Badger's Drift as undertaker Dennis Rainbird, alongside Elizabeth Spriggs who played his mother, and then again as Dennis Rainbird's cousin, Alistair Gooding, in the 2006 story Dead Letters. In the second story, he appeared alongside Jason Hughes, who plays Detective Sergeant Ben Jones; Richard had previously appeared with Jason Hughes in an episode of the cult BBC 2 TV series This Life, where he played Phil, a friend of Hughes's character Warren.

Other television appearances include The Way We Live Now, Bleak House, Gimme Gimme Gimme, and Gunpowder Treason and Plot. In 2007 he appeared in an episode of Doctor Who, "Blink".[2]

He has worked on stage for The National Theatre, RSC, Royal Court, Cheek by Jowl, and Sheffield Crucible.

Richard has also directed regularly at Arts Educational School of Acting, including 3-year productions of An Experiment With an Air Pump, Cause Celebre, Roberto Zucco and Don Juan Comes Back From The War. He appeared as Friedrich in War Horse at the New London Theatre.

Selected television work[edit]

Selected stage work[edit]

  • As You Like It (Cheek by Jowl)
  • War Horse (2012/13, NT at New London Theatre)
  • Salome (Headlong)
  • Troilus and Cressida (Cheek by Jowl)
  • Cymbeline (Cheek by Jowl)
  • The Country Wife (Sheffield Crucible)


  1. ^ "The Brian Cant Interview". Retrieved 2009-01-23.
  2. ^ "Doctor Who - Blink, (from 'Eye of Horus')". Retrieved 2009-01-25.

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