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Richard Charles Lintern
8 October 1962
Lintern studied English Literature at Durham University as a member of Van Mildert College, graduating with a 2:1 degree in 1984. He subsequently won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Lintern has an extensive stage career, spending most professional time in the West End and the Royal National Theatre. He has appeared across the UK, including roles at the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court Theatre <The Merchant of Venice at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Hamlet at the Bristol Old Vic. As well as many TV shows, including Lead Balloon, Screenplay, The Beggar Bride, Covington Cross, Midsomer Murders, Cadfael, Lewis, She's Out, Demob, The Storyteller, Victoria Wood, The Line of Beauty, Forever Green, The Good Guys, The Bill, Casualty, Plotlands, Heartbeat, Performance, Holding the Baby, Bloodlines, which is loosely based on the life and disappearance of Lord Lucan., Taggart, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Agatha Christie's Poirot.
Lintern played a young Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the 1998 film Jinnah, and an American police officer in the 1998 film Lost Souls. He also starred in the 2007 gay drama film by Channel 4 Clapham Junction, where he played Will, who is entering a civil partnership. He was also in The Bank Job in 2008 playing an MI5 officer ordered to retrieve the embarrassing proceeds of a bank robbery in 1970s London. Other films include Syriana, Page Eight, Malaventura, and The Calling. Lintern also appeared in the third series of the television drama, The House of Eliott. In 2011 he appeared in the BBC series The Shadow Line, and in 2012 in Hunted for BBC One and HBO. He played Hector Stokes. He played Thomas Chamberlain, the head of the Lyell Centre in The BBC series Silent Witness.
Lintern has played two different characters in Heartbeat. The first was in the episode Love's Sweet Dream, in which he played Ray Richards, a violent and abusive husband. He was later cast as Ben Norton, estate manager to Lord Ashfordly, who marries the village doctor.
Richard Lintern is also a voice-over artist, having voiced commercials for Gillette, Ferrero Rocher, Mercedes and Film4. He is the narrator of a number of documentary series including the BAFTA-winning Between Life and Death.
Lintern is married and has three sons. The family lives in London and Somerset.
|1993||Dead Man's Mirror||John Lake|
|1998||Jinnah||Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Younger)|
|Lost Souls||Graham Scofield|
|2000||The Calling||Marc St.Clair|
|The Line of Beauty|
|2008||The Bank Job||Tim Everett|
|2009||Unmade Beds||Anthony Hemmings|
|2011||The Suspicions of Mr Whicher||Henry Ludlow|
|The Shadow Line||DCS Richard Patterson|
|Page Eight||Max Vallance|
|2014–present||Silent Witness||Dr. Thomas Chamberlain|
|2015||Foyle's War||Charles Lucas||Episode: "Trespass"|
|2017||The Crown||Stephen Ward||Episode: "Mystery Man"|
- "Durham University Gazette, 1983/84". reed.dur.ac.uk. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
- "Bloodlines: Legacy of a Lord." (1997)
- "A violent reminder that homophobia hasn't gone away". gaycelluloid.com. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- Radio Times Hunted Cast List