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Richard Dormer Biography

Birth Place:
Armagh, Northern Ireland
Profession
Actor, playwright

Fast Facts

  • Auditioned, and was accepted, to three different acting schools, but chose the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts because they offered him a scholarship
  • Left RADA early when he was cast as the lead in Billy Budd with the Sheffield Crucible Company
  • Gained critical attention for his performance as Northern Irish snooker player Alex Higgins in Hurricane, winning The Stage Best Actor award in 2003; he also wrote the play, winning the BBC Stewart Parker Award for New Writing

Awards

  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2018IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actor in a Lead Role Drama: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated