Acting for the Camera Tutor
Swansea-born Richard Mylan is a stage, film and television
On television he is well known as deputy head teacher Simon
Lowsley in the BBC1 series Waterloo Road and Oliver in the
much loved sitcom Coupling, as well as his roles in
Grownups, Belonging, Bad Girls and
Wild West – where he starred alongside Dawn French and
Catherine Tate. Theatre roles include a West End debut in the
musical Starlight Express, followed by numerous West End
Richard learned to dance from an early age, moving to London at
the age of twelve to train at the Urdang Academy. Whilst at college
he auditioned for and got the role as Flat Top and then Electra in
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express – a show that
involved learning to dance on skates and where he also learned to
sing. He is featured on the show’s soundtrack.
Richard Mylan was also in a funk band called Puppy Phat, who
played at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s.
Richard’s first big break on television was in BBC’s
Coupling, which lead to other TV work including roles in
Doctors, Where The Heart Is, The Bill
and Casualty. Feature film work includes acting alongside
Danny Dyer, Tammar Hussein, Kevin Costner and Jude Law, plus roles
in several successful short films. He also voiced the role of
Pryderi in the animation film Otherworld.
Behind the camera, Richard enjoys film directing and editing. He
recently edited the documentary film to accompany My Black
Skin, written by Nicholas Pinnock. After this, Richard is
working with friend James Lance, editing a film where James makes
his directorial debut.