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Richard Coyle Biography

Birth Place:
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

Fast Facts

  • The second youngest of five sons
  • Admits to having a stubborn streak
  • Didn't set out to become an actor
  • He became hooked in college when, to kill time, he joined the drama society
  • Took a year off after college to raise funds for drama school
  • Among his efforts: writing letters to celebrities asking for help
  • Some, such as Anthony Hopkins, sent donations
  • One who didn't: Clint Eastwood, who replied with a handwritten note saying "no"; he's since framed that letter
  • Enjoys 1970s-era funk music, especially Stevie Wonder's; and rejects digital music in favor of vinyl
  • Big fan of sports, especially golf, rugby and soccer
  • He supports the Sheffield Wednesday club
  • Favorite books include Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman