RICHARD GLOVER started his comedy/acting career in 2001, having previously worked as an architect. He started writing, performing (and filming) comedy sketches in London with his friend John Hopkins, in a double-act called HOPKINS & GLOVER. They were soon invited to become members of the comedy night EALING LIVE, a weekly comedy night at Ealing Studios, set up by an excellent man, now a Bhuddist and spy, called Rob Moore. They joined a cast of 10-15 other up and coming comedy performers from around London, many of whom have gone on to have successful careers in show business. It was an incredible, lucky, fertile time.
Richard went on to become a founding member of another sketch group THE PROS FROM DOVER, with Phil Whelans and Neil Cole, where he continued to write and perform sketches around London, but also further afield (Edinburgh, San Francisco, Merthyr Tydfil).
During this time he managed to do a few TV adverts (incl. Guinness and Vision Express) which gave him a chance to learn acting in front of cameras (and which also helped to pay the bills). He also carried on working with John Hopkins making EWAN & THINGY , a spoof of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boormans' The Long Way Round, and BBC TV comedy pilot For The Win.
In the past few years, Richard has become a regular in Ben Wheatley films. First off, he appeared in SIGHTSEERS (playing 'Martin'), which was written by and starred Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, friends and fellow players he met during Ealing Live. Then as 'Friend' in the movie A FIELD IN ENGLAND, set during the English Civil War. Recently he appeared in Wheatley's HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEAD.
Richard has also appeared in other movies such as the Disney movie INTO THE WOODS, playing 'The Steward' to Chris Pine's 'Prince Charming'. He was also (delighted to be) an X-Wing pilot in ROGUE ONE, and played Brigadier Nicholson in DARKEST HOUR, the film that won Gary Oldman the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Winston Churchill. He also landed a fun role in the Horrible Histories film BILL, which came out in mid 2015.
As for TV, Richard joined the likes of Sir Michael Gambon, Keeley Hawes, Monica Dolan and Rory Kinnear in the BBC/HBO TV adaptation of J.K.Rowling's first adult book THE CASUAL VACANCY, in which he plays 'Simon Price', which aired in the UK and USA in early 2015. More recently, he popped up in the successful BBC drama INFORMER.