Richard Mylan

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Richard Mylan
Born (1973-11-24) 24 November 1973 (age 49)
OccupationActor
SpouseTammie Dineen
Children2

Richard Mylan (born 24 November 1973) is a Welsh actor and former dancer. He is best known for his roles in The Bill, Bad Girls and Grownups as Chris.

Early life[edit]

Mylan was born in Swansea in 1973. There he attended the Birchgrove Junior School, where he played rugby, and in 1982 won the Swansea heat of the British 'Disco Kids Championships'. At the age of 12 he left Swansea to study dance in London at the Urdang Academy.

Career[edit]

Mylan's first professional job was in the roller-skating musical Starlight Express (1984) at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London, where he played for about four years, firstly as 'Flat-Top' (he can be heard in the original-cast recording) and afterwards in the bigger role of Electra the Electric Train. He was also in the funk band, Puppy Phat, who played at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and elsewhere.

Mylan is best known as “Oliver Morris” in the television sitcom, Coupling (2004), Chris in Grownups (in 2007 and 2009) and Joe Andrews in BBC Wales drama Belonging (in 2006). Other television work has included the role of Danny Flint in Where the Heart Is (in 2005 and 2006), Harry in Wild West (2002-2004), Border Cafe, Ben Phillips in Bad Girls (2004-2005), Leroy Jones in The Bill (1998-2001) and Doctors (as Dr Simon Hills in 2004 and as Will Duncan in 2010). He appeared in the 2009 film City Rats. He also made a guest appearance in TV sitcom My Family in 2007. He played Simon Lowsley, the deputy headteacher, in Waterloo Road until 2014.[1] In 2014, he was cast in The Frantic Assembly performance "The Believers".

Personal life[edit]

Mylan is married to makeup artist Tammie Dineen.[2]

In August 2014, Mylan undertook a tandem skydive from 12,000 feet (3,700 m) to raise funds for Autism Puzzles. His son Jaco, who was born in 2005 (with former partner actress Catrin Powell), has a form of autism known as Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD).[3][4] He presented a documentary on the subject of his son and autism which was broadcast on the BBC in April 2017 entitled Richard and Jaco: Life with Autism.[5]

Mylan supports Welsh independence.[6]

Mylan has battled heroin addiction for 20 years as revealed in BBC2 Documentary 'Footlights'.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Key
Denotes series that have not yet been released Denotes series that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Demon Headmaster University Student 2 episodes
1998 Silent Witness Rollie Stewart 2 episodes
2000 Dirty Work Lenny Duffield 1 episode
2000 Border Cafe Beejay 7 episodes
2000 Welcome to Orty-Fou L.B. Sparks 1 episode
1994-2001 The Bill Various characters 9 episodes
2002 Always and Everyone Jamie 1 episode
2002-2004 Wild West Harry King 12 episodes
2004 Coupling Oliver Morris 6 episodes
2005 According to Bex Hugh 1 episode
2005 No Angels Robert Miller 1 episode
2004-2005 Bad Girls Ben Phillips 5 episodes
2006 Belonging Joe 3 episodes
2005-2006 Where the Heart Is Danny Flint 19 episodes
2007 My Family Peter 1 episode
2007-2009 Grownups Chris 14 episodes
2009 Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Chris Comic Relief Special
2004-2010 Doctors Will Duncan; Dr. Simon Hills 25 episodes
1998-2012 Casualty Various characters 4 episodes
2013-2014 Waterloo Road Simon Lowsley 31 episodes
2016 Living a Lie Nadav Weissman 1 episode
2016 Agatha Raisin Jack The Lad Pomfret 1 episode
2019 Hidden Mr. Collins 1 episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kate Rees (7 October 2014). "School's finally out for Waterloo Road actor Richard Mylan". Wales Online. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Facebook". facebook.com. Archived from the original on 26 February 2022.
  3. ^ Mainwaring, Rachael (15 July 2014). "Waterloo Road star Richard Mylan to skydive for autistic son". Wales Online. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Wynebu'r dyfodol gydag awtistiaeth". Cymru Fyw. BBC. 17 April 2017.
  5. ^ "BBC One - Richard and Jaco: Life with Autism".
  6. ^ Yes is More! [@yesismorecymru] (9 February 2021). "Welcome / #croeso Richard Mylan, actor, #Abertawe / #Swansea. "The Wales I want for my children is simply not possible if we continue to be at best an afterthought, or at worst completely ignored". #IndyWales #Annibyniaeth #YesisMore" (Tweet). Retrieved 9 February 2021 – via Twitter.

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