Richard Pearce (British actor)

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Richard Pearce
Born Richard Crosby Pearce
(1961-07-09) July 9, 1961 (age 55)
St Albans, England
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1987–2008

Richard Crosby Pearce (born 1961 in St Albans, England) is a British actor, primarily in voice acting.[1][2][3] Pearce has appeared in over 500 radio dramas and was twice a member of the BBC Radio drama company. He played opposite Sir John Gielgud in Tales My Father Taught Me and in a variety of radio parts ranging from The Mekon in Dan Dare[4] to the last castrato in Angel of Rome. In 1992 and 1993, Pearce appeared in the BBC Radio adaptation of The Adventures of Tintin, playing the eponymous hero.[5][6] His other audio work includes Kenneth Branagh's Romeo and Juliet (Renaissance), The Taming of the Shrew (BBC), Hamlet (Naxos), The Skull Beneath The Skin by PD James (BBC), Oliver Twist (BBC), A Woman of No Importance (Penguin), and two of BBC audio's highest selling audio series: The Adventures of Tintin (BBC) and Doctor Who, playing Jeremy Fitzoliver, one of the doctor's companions in two specially commissioned episodes The Paradise of Death and The Ghosts of N-Space.

Pearce was the voice of Budgie in Budgie the Little Helicopter (ITV).[7][8] He is the voice of Dennis the Menace (BBC)[9], Brummington (BBC) and Oswald (Channel 5).[10] In addition he has appeared in The Faraway Tree (BBC), Little Monsters (BBC), The Magic Key (BBC), Numbertime (BBC), Agrippine (Channel 5), Bounty Hamster (ITV), Macdonald's Farm (ITV), as well as appearances in Shakespeare - The Animated Tales (S4C).

His other work includes Decline and Fall, The Mekon, Moonfleet, Shakespeare: The Animated Tales, Testament: The Bible in Animation, a character in Ape Escape and some Ned Chaillet radio plays.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M2M Voices – Richard Pearce". M2M Voices Agency. 1 January 2000. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Richard Pearce reads The Great Lover, Poems and Dare not Speak – Poems". QClassics.com. 1 January 2000. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Richard Pearce". Naxos.com. 1 January 2000. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Mekon". TutorGigPedia.com. 1 January 2000. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Martin, Roland (28 August 2005). "The Adventures of Tintin: BBC Radio Adaptations". Tintinologist.org. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Adventures of Tintin – BBC Radio". RadioListings.co.uk. 1 January 2000. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Budgie the Little Helicopter Cast and Crew". FanPix.net. 1 January 2000. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Watch Budgie The Little Helicopter – Cast: Richard Pearce". OVGuide.com. 1 January 2000. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Watch Dennis the Menace and Gnasher – Cast: Richard Pearce". OVGuide.com. 1 January 2000. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Oswald (2001) Characters". Who's Dated Who?.com. 1 January 2000. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 

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