Richard Stables’ acting journey commenced when he trained at one of the top drama schools in the UK; Arts Ed London and he has subsequently worked as a professional actor in film, television and theatre throughout the UK, US and Australia.
An early highlight was in his third year at drama school when he played a small role in George Lucas’ ‘Star Wars – The Phantom Menace’. Richard has starred in various award winning films and TV series such as the feature ‘Wedgetail’ for which he won ‘Best Actor’ at the Queens World Film Festival in New York earlier this year. His performance in the Australian feature ‘Healing’ with Hugo Weaving won acclaim and he has also appeared in ‘Tangle’ and in ‘The Doctor Blake Mysteries’ for ABC TV. Richard played the lead in the internationally award winning film ‘Lily’, directed by rising star Kasimir Burgess, winning the Crystal Bear Award for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival. Richard most recently played Michael Leunig’s father in the feature “Leunig: A Tale in 16 Parts”, also directed by Kasimir Burgess and produced by Madman Entertainment and Film Camp.
He has trained with acting legends such as Ellen Burstyn, William Esper, Scott Williams, Larry Moss, Howard Fine, Susan Batson, Anthony Meindl, Margie Habor, Catherine Clouzet (Berliner Ensemble), Cicely Berry (Royal Shakespeare Company, London), and at 16th Street and Practical Aesthetics Australia. Richard co-founded three independent theatre companies in Australia, and was a founding member of Red Stitch Actors Theatre.
Richard also played a lead role in an Off-Broadway play directed by Broadway director Terry Schreiber in Simon Stephens’ “Harper Regan”. The production was nominated for ‘Best Revival of a Play’ at the New York Innovative Theatre Awards in 2016.