Russell Richardson

Featured Actor Headshot Photography

When you get to shoot experienced actors like Russell Richardson it really does make you realise acting is a craft and actors at Russell’s level are indeed, craftsman (and craftswoman of course). Its been an absolute joy to look back through the pictures of Russell and see the facial and emotional control on each picture and how each picture tells a different story, unscripted. For instance, while shooting our, ‘Get Ahead actor headshot photography package,’ with Russell, we decided one of the four looks should be an aristocrat/lord of the manner to show Russell’s suitability to be cast in period drama. Within a few clicks of the shutter Russell had lifted the eyebrow in the way only landed gentry and judiciary can, added to this a little knowing twinkle in the eye and he had the character nailed. As he did with all the characters we shot on the day. Just check out the rest of the shots. I love the American Anchorman/News Reader shot too. Well done Russell..amazing job.

Some Cracking Scenes from Coronation street – trip down memory lane

Showreel – Russell Richardson

Russell Richardson

Biography and Performances

Russell trained at East 15 Acting School in London and has been working professionally as an Actor for over 30 years.  He is also a qualified LAMDA teacher.

Theatre performances includes: Chip Shop Chips (Box of Tricks Theatre Co.); The Winter’s Tale, An August Bank Holiday Lark (Northern Broadsides); Oliver Twist (Dukes Playhouse Lancaster); Hindle Wakes, A View From The Bridge, Romeo and Juliet, Comedians, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ghosts (Bolton Octagon); Our Day Out, Deathtrap (Oldham Coliseum); Cinderella, The Glee Club (CAST Doncaster);  The Enough Project (DepArts/Lowry Theatre); The Wind In The Willows (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Much Ado About Nothing, Hercules (Chester Performs); Cinderella (Victoria Theatre Halifax); Waiting For Godot (Garrick Theatre Lichfield); Singin’ In The Rain (London Palladium); Bouncers (Crescent Theatre, Birmingham); Aladdin, Babes In The Wood (Gracie Fields Theatre Rochdale); Mr Cinders (Kings Head Theatre London); Pied Piper (Sherman Theatre Cardiff); Babes In Arms, Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); Canterbury Tales (Theatre by the Lake Keswick); The Miracle Tour (Everyman Theatre Cheltenham).

Television credits includes: Coronation Street, Doctors, Two Pints of Lager & a Packet of Crisps, Brookside, Holby City, Family Affairs, Murder In Mind, Dalziel & Pascoe, Hollyoaks, Bugs, Drop The Dead Donkey, Pork Pie, London’s Burning, The Bill, Poirot.

Radio plays includes: Brief Lives (2 series), Homeowners, Things Might Change or Cease, The Desk, The Thank-You Present, Blood in the Mountain, Crimes of Mancunia, The End of the World, Condurrow, all for the BBC.

Film includes: Scent (Screen Yorkshire – BAFTA nominated); Doggin’ Around.

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Russell Richardson

Google Review – What Russell Said About our Service

Russell Richardson – “I can’t thank or recommend Colin highly enough. His artistic eye and understanding of what I was looking for in my headshots was spot on. He took time to get to know me and certainly put me at ease even before my photographic session started. The quality of the photos Colin produced for me were of an exceptional quality. In fact, most sessions I’ve had in the past left me with a choice of only about 3-4 useable headshots. With Colin’s session, I found it very difficult to choose 4 photos from all he had taken as they were all useable.

Colin takes great pride in the service he provides. In fact, his after-session service is also remarkable in so far as he was (and still is) happy to take time to answer questions and did not rush me into choosing before I was completely happy with my choice of headshots. His online system to help me choose my photos is invaluable as it enabled me to ask the opinions of those I know in the industry.

Thanks Colin for all your help and advice and I’ll definitely be back when my headshots need to be updated.”