Richard Hope (actor)

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Richard Hope

Richard Hope is a British actor.


Born in Kettering and brought up in Norfolk, Richard Hope attended Oakham School in Rutland from 1967–1971 and trained at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain from 1972 - 1976. He is a member of the National Youth Theatre Association and an Associate Member of Complicite.

Theatre work[edit]

Year Play Role Theatre
1976 Romeo and Juliet Peter & Acting ASM Shaw Theatre
1977 The Seed Jerry Birmingham Rep
Mother Courage Young Soldier and Young Peasant Birmingham Rep
1978 The End Is Nigh Jesus New End Theatre/Ken Campbell
The White Deer Tocko Unicorn Theatre
The Warp Dr. Snarkle/Ed Gale + many others ICA and Roundhouse/Science Fiction Theatre of Liverpool/ Guinness Book of Records - Longest play in the world
1979 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Ford Prefect ICA/Science Fiction Theatre of Liverpool
Accidental Death of an Anarchist Bertozzo Belt and Braces Theatre Company/UK Tour
1980 The Third Policeman MacCruskeen ICA/Science Fiction Theatre of Liverpool
One Thousand and One Nights Various roles Le Grand Magic Circus/Shaftesbury Theatre
1981 School for Clowns Puff Half Moon Theatre/Ken Campbell
Don Juan Peter National Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing Second watch [1] National Theatre
1982 Candida Lexy National Theatre/British Council Tour of India
1985 The Government Inspector The Postmaster National Theatre
Pravda Bill Smiley(1985)/Eaton Sylvester(1986) [2] National Theatre
1986 Hamlet Horatio [3] National Theatre
1988 & 1991 The Visit The Mayor Almeida Theatre/National Theatre/Complicite
1990 Don Gil of the Green Britches Caramanchel The Gate
1991 The Gentleman from Olmedo Tello The Gate
Street of Crocodiles Father National Theatre Studio/Complicite
1993 & 1998 Anna Karenina Levin/Associate Director Shared Experience/UK & World Tours
1994 Betrayal Jerry West Yorkshire Playhouse
1995 The Park Wolf Royal Shakespeare Company
1996 War and Peace Pierre [4] National Theatre/Shared Experience
2000 Hard Fruit Sump [5] Royal Court Theatre
2001 Cymbeline Cymbeline [6] Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
2002 Life After George Duffy [7] Duchess Theatre
A Prayer for Owen Meany John Wheelwright [8] National Theatre
2007 Donkeys' Years Norman Tate Sonia Friedman Productions/UK Tour [9][10]
2008 The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other The Wanderer + 25 other parts National Theatre
Noises Off Freddie Fellowes Ambassador Theatre Group/UK Tour
2009 When The Rain Stops Falling Gabriel York Almeida Theatre
2010-2011 Dirty Dancing Max Kellerman Aldwych Theatre
2011 The Swan Russell National Theatre
2011 There Is A War Field Commander Goodman National Theatre
2012 Democracy Horst Ehmke Sheffield Theatres/The Old Vic
2012 King Lear Duke of Albany Almeida Theatre
2014 Orlando Queen Elizabeth I Royal Exchange, Manchester
2015 History Boys Hector Sell A Door Theatre Company/UK Tour
2015-2016 Queen Anne Sydney Godolphin Royal Shakespeare Company

Television roles[edit]

Year Television Show Role Other notes
1977 Secret Army Sgt. Hose
1978 Laurence Olivier Presents/Saturday,Sunday,Monday Attilio Produced by Laurence Olivier
1978 People Like Us Teacher
1981 Brideshead Revisited Lieutenant Hooper
1988 Piece of Cake 'Skull' Skelton
Dogplant Owen
1993 The Riff Raff Element Mortimer Tundish
1995 Band Of Gold Richard
1997 A Perfect State Simon
1998 The Demon Headmaster Professor Tim Dexter
2002 Tipping the Velvet Mr. Astley
A Is for Acid Dr. Archie Henderson
2003 Canterbury Tales Arty's father in The Pardoner's Tale
2003 Foyle's War Frank Vaudrey in "Funk Hole"
2003–2005 MIT: Murder Investigation Team DS Barry Purvis
2005 Heartbeat James Vincent
2006–2007 The Bill Rod Jessop
2006–2008 Poirot Superintendent Harold Spence
2006 The Shell Seekers George Chamberlaine
2008 EastEnders Ted Hubbard
2009 Holby City Christopher Gamble in "Running on Empty"
2010 Doctor Who Malohkeh in "The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood"
2011 Doctor Who Malohkeh in "The Wedding of River Song"
2012 Doctor Who Bleytal in "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"
2013 Doctors Sebastion Norris in "House Arrest"
2013 Holby City Father Mattew Sinclair in "Journey's End"
2013 The Smoke Eric Springer in "Jamais KO"
2013 The Great Train Robbery DCS Malcolm Fewtrell "The Copper's Tale"
2014 Father Brown Sir St. John Pryde in episode 2.3 "Pride of the Prydes"
2014 The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies Exam Board Official
2015 Poldark Harris Pascoe
2015 And Then There Were None Inspector Maine
2016 Poldark Harris Pascoe


Year Film Role Other notes
1980 Bloody Kids Policeman #2
1980 Breaking Glass Audition musician
1981 The French Lieutenant's Woman Third Assistant Director
1984 Laughterhouse (Singleton's Pluck US title) Hubert
Scandalous Young Detective
1985 Plenty Alistair
1987 Bellman and True Salto
See You At Wembley Frankie Walsh Malcolm (lead) Director Mark Herman won Oscar for Best Short Film
1990 Antonia and Jane Norman Beer
1992 Swords at Teatime Dennis Short film
1995 Feast of July Squire Wyman
1998 McLibel Judge
The Sea Change Alistair
2001 My Brother Tom Jessica's dad
2002 The Honeytrap Detective Fowler
2004 Sergeant Pepper Christopher Fröhlich
Bloom Richard Neap Short film
2005 Chromophobia Simon Whitemore
2011 Mr. Morgan's Last Love American philatelist

Radio work[edit]

Year Production Character Company
1995 People Like Us The Vicar ( Rev Andrew Treverton in The Vicar) BBC
1996 The Constant Prince Don Juan de Silva BBC
1997 To the Wedding BBC / Complicite
2002 Diary of a Provincial Lady The Husband Watchmaker Productions
2004 Woman in Black Jerome Fiction Factory
2004 What Hetty Did Mr. Bertwistle First Writes
2005 Murder on the Leviathan Dr. Truffo Goldhawk Essential Productions
2007 Man in the Water Narrator Pier Productions/BBC
2009 Ruth Guardian, Thomas, Mr. Jones First Writes
2012 Chronicles of AIT-The Saxon Stones Thurgis Fiction Factory / BBC
2013 Chronicles of AIT-The Lotos Effect Len (Norfolk), Paul the Vicar Fiction Factory / BBC
2013 41 Rue Monge Narrator Christine Hall / BBC 4
2014 Counter Measures - Series 3 William Heaton, Mason Big Finish
2014 Avengers - Lost Episodes - Volume 2 Kollakis Big Finish
2015 Dr Who - Early Adventures - The Bounty of Ceres Moreland Big Finish
2015 Dr Who - Damaged Goods Harry Harvey Big Finish


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