Richard Harrington (actor)
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Richard Harrington is a Welsh actor.
Harrington was born in Gurnos and brought up in Heolgerrig, Merthyr Tydfil. He has had starring roles in the Welsh show Hinterland (known as Y Gwyll in Welsh), Bleak House, Jimmy McGovern's Gunpowder, Treason & Plot, and Gavin Claxton's comedy feature film The All Together. He has also had roles in Coronation Street, Spooks, Casualty, Holby City, Hustle, Dalziel and Pascoe, Silent Witness, and Lark Rise to Candleford. He won a BAFTA Cymru Award for his portrayal of a young gay hustler in the BBC film Dafydd, part of the Wales Playhouse programme.
On stage Harrington has toured with Fiction Factory/Y Cwmni's productions of Ed Thomas's plays House of America, Gas Station Angel and Stone City Blue. He also appeared in the 1997 film version of House of America.
Harrington speaks Welsh as a second language, having come from an English-speaking family but studied in a Welsh Medium school in Merthyr. He has said that filming Y Gwyll improved his fluency significantly. He has two children, Ralff and Ned, with former girlfriend Nerys Phillips.
In 2015, Harrington won another BAFTA Cymru award for his role as DCI Tom Matthias in Y Gwyll / Hinterland.
In April 2017, Harrington presented the BBC Two Wales programme Richard Harrington: My Grandfather's War, in which he followed the journey his grandfather had made through Spain in 1937 in order to fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War.
|1987||The District Nurse||Donald Turner||TV series (1 episode: "A Blind Edge")|
|1989||Screen One||TV series (1 episode: "Nineteen 96")|
|1993||Wales Playhouse||Dafydd/Sion||TV series (2 episodes: 1993-1995) |
BAFTA Cymru Award - Best Actor (Yr Actor Gorau)
|1995||Oliver's Travels||Student||TV mini-series|
|A Mind to Kill||Paul Tam||TV series (3 episodes: 1995-1997)|
|House of America||Cat|
|Tiger Bay||Warwick||TV series (3 episodes)|
|1999||Oh Little Town of Bethlehem||Martin||Short|
|Coronation Street||Owen Williams||TV series (2 episodes)|
|2000||Care||Tony Collins||TV film|
|A Day Out||Girl's Father||Short|
|The Hidden City||Barney||TV series|
|Holby City||Lee Walmsley||TV series (1 episode: "By Any Other Name")|
|Gunpowder, Treason & Plot||Thomas Percy||TV film|
|Hustle||Sam Richards||TV series (1 episode: "Cops and Robbers")|
|Silent Witness||Stephen Barnes||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Spooks||Will North||TV series (6 episodes)|
|2005||Dalziel and Pascoe||Gary Mileham||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Bleak House||Allan Woodcourt||TV mini-series (7 episodes)|
|2006||Casualty||Jerry Goater||TV series (1 episode: "Last Orders")|
|Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire||Yohanon||TV series (1 episode: "Rebellion")|
|2007||M.I. High||Tommy Blumenheck||TV series (1 episode: "Don't Cook Now")|
|Five Days||Daf Parry||TV series (2 episodes)|
|The All Together||Jerry Davies|
|The Contractor||Terry Mitchell||Video|
|Y Pris||Stuart||TV series (1 episode: "Parch (Respect)")|
|Sold||Paul Bamforth||TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 1.3")|
|Holby Blue||DS Luke French||TV series (20 episodes: 2007-2008)|
|2008||Strap-on Owl Beak||Actor||Short|
|New Tricks||Ash||TV series (1 episode: "Communal Living")|
|2009||Missing||Ryan Long||TV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 1.5")|
|Land Girls||Adam Blackfield||TV series (2 episodes)|
|Collision||James Taylor/Ben Hickman||TV series (3 episodes)|
|2010||Midsomer Murders||Leo Fincher||TV series (1 episode: "Blood on the Saddle")|
|Pen Talar||Defi Lewis||TV series|
|2011||Lark Rise to Candleford||Gabriel Cochrane||TV series|
|2013-2016||Y Gwyll/Hinterland||DCI Tom Mathias||TV series - lead role|
|2014||Wolfblood||Gerwyn||TV series (3 episodes)|
|2015||Poldark||Captain Andrew Blamey||TV series|
|2016||Stella||Ian Meyer||TV series|
|2016||My Grandfather's War||BBC TV documentary about the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War|
|2017||Inspector George Gently||Michael Clements||TV series|
|2018||Father Brown||Benedict Northam||TV series|
|2018||Death In Paradise||Bryn Williams||TV Series (1 episode: "Meditated in Murder")|
- House of America: Fiction Factory
- Gas Station Angel Royal Court
- Stone City Blue Theatre Clwyd
- Art and Guff Soho Theatre
- Other Hands Soho Theatre
- Look Back In Anger Theatre Royal, Bath
- "Gurnos-born actor Harrington nominated for S4C drama role". walesonline.co.uk. Media Wales. 21 April 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
- "Hinterland star Richard Harrington 'hated everything' about the hit show". Wales Online. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
- "Cymru: Actor in 1995". www.bafta.org. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
- "Scandi-style crime thriller showcases the land of my fathers, says Richard Harrington". Wales Online. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
- Andrew Collins (11 September 2015). "Hinterland / Y Gwyll's Richard Harrington: 'Everybody around me sounded like Pingu'". The Guardian.
- Vicki Power (23 April 2016). "Hinterland star Richard Harrington on DCI Tom Mathias: He is his own worst enemy". Daily Express.
- "31st Snowdonia Marathon Eryri 2013". Welsh Athletics. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
- "Winners Announced - British Academy Cymru Awards 2015". www.bafta.org. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 27 September 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
- Presenter: Richard Harrington; Producers: Alan Golding, Dylan Wyn Richards; Director: Dylan Wyn Richards (15 April 2017). "Richard Harrington: My Grandfather's War". My Grandfather's War. BBC. BBC Two Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
- "The men who left the Valleys to fight fascism in Spain". BBC News Online. BBC. 15 April 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
- "The men who left the Valleys to fight fascism in Spain". BBC News. 15 April 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.