Richard Campbell is a regular on our screens and recently starred alongside Sean Bean in the hit ITV2 drama The Frankenstein Chronicles. His numerous London stage credits have seen him gain huge acclaim, with his list of awards and nominations including being shortlisted for Whatsonstage Best Actor in a Play For 93.2FM (Royal Court), and for Whatsonstage Best Supporting Actor in a Play for To Kill A Mockingbird (Regents Park Open Air Theatre). Richard won the Screen Nation Best Emerging Talent award for The Bill (ITV) and has just finished a run of THEY DRINK IT IN THE CONGO directed by Michael Longhurst for the Almeida.
Richard took on the challenge of our Sugar Rush Quiz.
- What are you currently working on?
Promoting a one off drama I’m in on BBC 2 called NW based on the Zadie Smith Novel
- What is the one thing that has helped you to become successful?
Being able to be diverse
- What is your favourite Book?
I’m reading “Between the world and me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, it’s becoming my favourite book
- What are you currently watching on TV?
I don’t really have time to watch TV anymore, which is terrible. Last thing I was seriously involved in was The Affair and Power. I’m a season behind on power so need to catch up, but I love that show
- Would you choose the cinema, theatre or a restaurant for a night out?
I would have to say the theatre. I’ve just finished a run in the theatre doing a play called “They Drink It In The Congo” at the Almedia Theatre in Islington. It restored my faith in good theatre. Its where I started acting, and there’s so much good theatre around at the moment.
- What’s your favourite sweet?
Ha ha, that’s a tough one. I go through stages, so right now its Rowntrees Randoms, but I was hooked on Haribo Tangtastics, the sour ones for a while.
- What did you want to be when you were a child?
I never really had a burning desire to be anything. I’ve always just gravitated to the things I like or been good at. So there was a period in my life where I was doing athletics for my county so naturally I thought I would go in that direction. Then I broke my leg doing triple jump and acting came to the forefront and here I am
- What was the naughtiest thing you did when you were a child?
I was discussing this with my family the other day. I ran away from home at the age of two!! Seriously don’t ask me how. I grew up in flats in North London and apparently the front door was open, I climbed down a flight of stairs and went across the street to the other block of flats where my aunt lived. Pointed to their number and waited for someone to press their bell. My mum had no idea until she got a call from my uncle saying I was with them.
- What is your proudest achievement to date?
- What’s next?
Filming a new drama for ITV1 called Liar and heading back to season 2 of The Frankenstein Chronicles. I have a script, which has been in development for four years now, so really pushing to get that off the ground this year as well.