RE and Robin Askwith stuffing Brian Pettifer down a toilet in Lindsay Anderson's "if..."
Jerusalem Trust Award with Emily Jeffery at BAFTA.
With L'Arche member Edward on the set of 'Most Important Person'

About Richard Everett

Photo: Kate Kennington Steer.

Richard Everett was educated at Mill Hill School and began his career as a professional actor in 1970 appearing on TV, London’s West End stage, and New York’s Broadway. He also appeared in many films including the 70’s cult classic Lindsay Anderson’s “If …” starring Malcolm McDowell, “Cry of The Banshee” starring Vincent Price, and “Hamlet” directed by Tony Richardson, starring Anthony Hopkins, Marianne Faithful and Nicol Williamson.

In the late 70’s he formed his own fringe theatre company, and with a group of fellow actors converted an empty church hall into the highly successful Upstream Theatre near London’s South Bank and The Old Vic. He was Artistic Director there for 3 years.

In the 80’s Richard turned to writing. He is the author of 8 produced stage plays including Happy Event, Close To The Wind, Hand Over Fist and Present From The Past which have been published, translated into several languages, and are regularly performed in the UK and abroad.  His play Demons had its world premiere recently in Heidelberg and Entertaining Angels, starring Penelope Keith, opened the Chichester Festival Theatre Season in 2006 playing to a record breaking 26,000 people in 4 weeks. The play subsequently toured the UK and is now performed by amateurs and professionals all over the world including most recently, New Zealand, South Africa and Israel. It is published by Oberon Books.

Richard has also written extensively for animation with over 200 scripts to his credit. Among them are the BAFTA nominated ‘Joseph’ for the Testament series, Dig, Dug and Daisy a series he created for Dorling Kindersley, Nellie The Elephant, The Mr Men Christmas Special, Timbuctoo and Busy Buses. He also wrote the screenplay for the animation feature Under The Black Flag which premiered in Berlin.

In 2002 his first feature film Two Men Went To War, directed by John Henderson and starring Kenneth Cranham, Derek Jacobi, Leo Bill, James Fleet, Julian Glover, and Phyllida Law, went on UK general release. He developed the project over nine years with actor Chris Villiers and was Associate Producer as well as screenwriter. The movie was in the official selection for the Hollywood Film Festival and was released in New York and across the USA. It is regularly screened as a BBC feature movie.

In 2014 Sound Bites, Richard’s first book of collected short works was published. An anthology of mini plays, monologues and meditations for seasonal events, it received the Jerusalem Trust Award at BAFTA for the series ‘Sound Bites in Advent’ broadcast by the BBC. It is published by Monarch Books (Lion Hudson), available on Amazon and proving immensely popular with schools, church and youth groups in the UK and the USA. The scripts are currently in development as a collection of short films.

He has also written three plays for BBC Radio 4 – A Little Behind On The Video, Something To Say, and Grace And Favour.

For 5 years Richard ran a weekly drama workshop for special needs adults at the L’Arche Community. Together they won two awards for their short films at the film festival in Poznan, Poland. He  has been a popular speaker at numerous conferences and events performing extracts from Sound Bites and speaking on ‘The Writer’s Journey’, exploring the relationship between work, faith and creativity.

Richard is a Visiting Fellow of St John’s College, Durham University.

Richard’s literary work is represented by:

Richard is also an experienced Voice Over Artist.
His work is represented by:

Speaking in Florida, USA.
As Freddie in “Room With A View” Albery Theatre, London
A very young Richard Briers with an even younger RE peering through the window in ‘Justice’ at St Martin’s Theatre, London.
Springfield, Missouri, USA.
Eric Portman, Barbara Murray and RE in ‘Justice’, St Martin’s Theatre, London.
“Two Men Went To War" shortlisted for the Hollywood Film Festival.
With James Fleet on the set of "Two Men Went To War".
As a German Guard in Two Men Went To War.
With Jane Lapotaire in “Room With A View” Albery Theatre, London”
Broadway, New York in Tony Richardson’s ‘Hamlet’ … with RE as the Player Queen!
With Derek Jacobi, Jane Lapotaire and Pauline Jameson in 'A Room With A View'.
Monday morning - in search of an idea!
With Peter Cleall in movie of 'Please Sir!'