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Richard Tate

After a career in publishing, advertising and higher education, Richard Tate has vegan a new career as an actor in 1975 when he joined Peter Cheeseman's company at the Victoria Theatre in Stoke. Since then he has worked in numerous repertory theatres and West End productions such as Fiddler On The Roof, Pickwick, Lady or the Tiger, Drakes Dream, Return To The Forbidden Planet and Leave Him To Heaven. His most recent theatre commitments have been as Dr Stockman in Enemy of the People, the narrator in Animal Farm, and the Riverside Studio's production of Macbeth with Roy Marsden and Polly Hemingway.

Richard made his debut as a director with Sir Courtly Nice, a Restoration comedy by John Crowne, which was first produced at the Young Vic Studio in June 1990, and subsequently at the Swan Theatre, Stratford. Richard's television and film appearances include The Manageress, Andy Capp, Brookside, Agatha Christie Hour, Poor Little Rich Girl and Chariots of Fire. For the past four years Richard has mainly worked in radio, with over 350 plays to his credit and was Tony Brennan in the BBC radio series Citizens. His voice can also be heard as Sergeant Blob and Albert the Dogfish in ITV's series Dreamstore.