Richard Harrington (actor)

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Richard Harrington
Born(1975-03-12) 12 March 1975 (age 39)
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, UK
Years active1987-present
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Richard Harrington
Born(1975-03-12) 12 March 1975 (age 39)
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, UK
Years active1987-present

Richard Harrington (born 12 March 1975) is a Welsh actor.


Harrington was born in Gurnos and brought up in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil.[1] He has had starring roles in Bleak House, Jimmy McGovern's Gunpowder, Treason & Plot, and Gavin Claxton's comedy feature film The All Together. He has also had roles in Coronation Street, Spooks, Casualty, Holby City, Hustle, Daziel and Pascoe, Silent Witness, and Lark Rise to Candleford. He won a BAFTA Cymru Award for his portrayal of a young gay hustler in the film Dafydd.

On stage he has toured with Fiction Factory/ Y Cwmni's productions of Ed Thomas' plays House of America, Gas Station Angel and Stone City Blue.

Harrington speaks Welsh as a second language and says the seven months filming Y Gwyll improved his fluency significantly.[2]

He took part in the 2012 and 2013 Snowdonia Marathon.[3]

He has two sons; Ralff Joseff, born 2006 and Ned, born 2007.[4]


1987The District NurseDonald TurnerTV series (1 episode: "A Blind Edge")
1989Screen OneTV series (1 episode: "Nineteen 96")
1993Wales PlayhouseDafydd/SionTV series (2 episodes: 1993-1995)
BAFTA Cymru Award - Best Actor (Yr Actor Gorau)
1994Gadael LeninCharlie
1995Oliver's TravelsStudentTV mini-series
A Mind to KillPaul TamTV series (3 episodes: 1995-1997)
1997The PropositionEvan
House of AmericaCat
Tiger BayWarwickTV series (3 episodes)
1999Oh Little Town of BethlehemMartinShort
Coronation StreetOwen WilliamsTV series (2 episodes)
2000CareTony CollinsTV film
2001ScoreNeilTV film
A Day OutGirl's FatherShort
2002High SpeedSpike
The RideSpike
The Hidden CityBarneyTV series
2003RehabPowellTV film
Holby CityLee WalmsleyTV series (1 episode: "By Any Other Name")
2004Secret PassageJoseph
Gunpowder, Treason & PlotThomas PercyTV film
HustleSam RichardsTV series (1 episode: "Cops and Robbers")
Silent WitnessStephen BarnesTV series (2 episodes)
SpooksWill NorthTV series (6 episodes)
2005Dalziel and PascoeGary MilehamTV series (2 episodes)
Bleak HouseAllan WoodcourtTV mini-series (7 episodes)
2006CasualtyJerry GoaterTV series (1 episode: "Last Orders")
Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an EmpireYohanonTV series (1 episode: "Rebellion")
Daddy's GirlStephen
2007M.I. HighTommy BlumenheckTV series (1 episode: "Don't Cook Now")
Five DaysDaf ParryTV series (2 episodes)
The All TogetherJerry Davies
The ContractorTerry MitchellVideo
Y PrisStuartTV series (1 episode: "Parch (Respect)")
SoldPaul BamforthTV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 1.3")
Holby BlueDS Luke FrenchTV series (20 episodes: 2007-2008)
2008Strap-on Owl BeakActorShort
Hope EternalEvan
New TricksAshTV series (1 episode: "Communal Living")
2009MissingRyan LongTV series (1 episode: "Episode No. 1.5")
Land GirlsAdam BlackfieldTV series (2 episodes)
CollisionJames Taylor/Ben HickmanTV series (3 episodes)
2010Midsomer MurdersLeo FincherTV series (1 episode: "Blood on the Saddle")
Pen TalarDefi LewisTV series
2011Lark Rise to CandlefordGabriel CochraneTV series
2013Y Gwyll/HinterlandDCI Tom MathiasTV series


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