Later in December 2012, Richard appeared as Thorin Oakenshield in the three-film production of The Hobbit.Richard describes his character as complex and flawed. Richard began filming an adaptation of Bernard Hare’s Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew in March 2014.
In a way it's slightly lazy because it means you don't have to pretend – you just have to believe. Richard attended Huncote Community Primary School in Blaby district and later joined Brockington College in Enderby where he studied music. Richard expanded his knowledge by including dance and acting in Coventry’s Pattison College. Richard then went to Budapest and joined a circus for six weeks to gain his Equity card.