Richard Lintern

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Richard Lintern
Richard Lintern in Alpbach, Austria.jpg
Lintern in Alpbach, Austria
Born Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Actor

Richard Lintern (born Taunton, Somerset) is an English stage, voice and screen actor.


Lintern studied English Literature at Durham University and won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


He has an extensive stage career, spending most professional time in the West End and the Royal National Theatre. He has appeared all over the UK, including leading 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, Midsomer Murders, Lewis, The Bill, Casualty, Heartbeat and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.[1] He played a young Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the 1998 film Jinnah, and an American cop in the TV film Lost Souls.

In 2007, he starred in the gay drama film by Channel 4 Clapham Junction, where he plays Will who is entering a civil partnership with Gavin.[2] 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, Jinnah, Malaventura, The Calling. Lintern also had a major role in the third series of the television drama, The House of Eliott. In 2011 he had a major role in the BBC series The Shadow Line. In 2012 he appeared in Hunted for BBC One and HBO. He played Hector Stokes.[3] He plays Thomas Chamberlain, the head of the Lyell Centre in The BBC series Silent Witness

Richard Lintern is also a prominent voice-over artist, having voiced commercials for Gillette, Ferrero Rocher, Mercedes and Film4. He is the narrator of a number of high-profile documentary series including the BAFTA winning Between Life and Death

Personal life[edit]

Lintern is married and has three sons. The family lives in London and Somerset.


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Richard Lintern". Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "A violent reminder that homophobia hasn't gone away". Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Radio Times Hunted Cast List