Richard Rycroft

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Richard Rycroft
Richard Rycroft 2.jpg
Rycroft in 2010
Born (1960-06-28) 28 June 1960 (age 58)
Gravesend, Kent, England
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active2001–present

Richard Rycroft (born 28 June 1960)[1] is an English actor and comedian, best known for his role as Maester Wolkan on the HBO series Game of Thrones.


Rycroft first started his acting career in 2001. He has appeared in several British drama television series, including: EastEnders, Casualty, Holby City and Doctors. He also featured in the films The Turn and Bridget Jones's Baby. In August 2007, he started stand-up comedy, and was a finalist in the 2010 Laughing Horse new act of the year competition.[2][3]

In 2016, he joined the cast of Game of Thrones, appearing in the sixth, seventh and eighth[4][5] seasons as Maester Wolkan.[6] His other work includes parts in the television series Wolf Hall, Secret Smile, Not Going Out and Apple Tree Yard. In 2017, he lent his voice to the Fighting Fantasy audio dramas, in which he voiced the character Throm.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Feeling Lucky Owen (Short)
2004 Belly Button Martin (Short)
2004 Feedback Mr. Jones
2005 Planespotting Planespotter (TV Movie)
2005 Heatwave Brian Lancashire (TV Movie)
2012 The Turn George (Short)
2013 Resting Pub Manager (Short)
2015 In Memory Mr. Michaels (voice) (Short)
2016 Bridget Jones's Baby Election Official


Year Title Role Notes
2002–2005 Casualty Thomas Banks / Barry 3 episodes
2003 EastEnders Mr. Broughton 1 episode
2005 Doctors Reg Peacock 1 episode
2005 Secret Smile Brendan's Lawyer 1 episode
2009 Holby City Dennis Johnson 1 episode
2014 Not Going Out Dougal 1 episode
2015 Wolf Hall Speaker of the House 1 episode
2015 Drunk History Boss 2 / Albert's friend 2 episodes
2015 Mr Selfridge Shareholder 1 episode
2015 Charity Starts at Home John 4 episodes
2016–2019 Game of Thrones Maester Wolkan 12 episodes
2017 Apple Tree Yard MP 1 episode
2018 The Self-Tapers Gerald Dorrington 1 episode


  1. ^ Smith, Dominic (May 27, 2011). "Milky Drink Kids, Laughing Horse @ The Temple, Hove, May 29&30". The Argus. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "Richard Rycroft, comedian tour dates". Chortle. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Richard Rycroft - Laughing Horse Comedy Performer Listings". Laughing Horse. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Quinn, Joseph (October 9, 2016). "Two new British actors have joined the Game of Thrones cast". Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  5. ^ "#watchersOTthewall #Irishthrones #Belfast These are a few more sightings of many!! Care to work out what the plot might be hehe??". Twitter. October 3, 2016. Archived from the original on February 3, 2017. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  6. ^ Shepherd, Jack (October 5, 2016). "Game of Thrones season 7: Bolton ally spotted in Winterfell". The Independent. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  7. ^ "Fighting Fantasy Audio Dramas presents 4 new dramas based on the original works by Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone". Fighting Fantasy Audio Dramas. Retrieved November 27, 2018.

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