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Richard Dormer

Richard Dormer is a Northern Irish actor, playwright and screenwriter. He was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. After to being accepted to the Royal College of Art Richard accepted a scholarship at the RADA school of acting in London. After living and working in London, he returned to Northern Ireland. He lives in Belfast and is married to director Rachel O'Riordan. Dormer is perhaps best known for his performance as Northern Irish Snooker star, Alex Higgins in Hurricane, which he wrote and starred in. The production received praise from critics and even from Higgins himself and saw Richard win The Stage award for best actor in 2003. He is currently the bookie's third favourite to play Higgins in the scheduled film of his life behind Cillian Murphy and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. In 2004 Richard won the Irish Times Best Actor Award for his performance in Frank McGuinness's Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme and in 2005 completed a season with Sir Peter Hall at the Theatre Royal and performed Bath in the George Bernard Shaw play, You Can Never Tell, William Shakespeare's,Much Ado About Nothing, Noël Coward's play, Private Lives, and in a production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Since, Dormer has written a number of plays including The Half and Gentleman's Tea Drinking Society which were produced through Belfast's Ransom theatre company. He has also provided the voices for over twenty BBC Radio 4 plays, documentaries and advertising campaigns. Following a run of film castings playing secondary characters, he was cast as the lead in the 2012 Good Vibrations which tells the story of Northern Ireland personality and punk rock visionary Terri Hooley. The film premièred at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was awarded 'best film' at the Galway film awards. 2012 also saw Dormer taking over the role of Lord Beric Dondarrion, known as the "Lightning Lord", the leader of the "Brotherhood Without Banners" for Season 3 of HBO series Game of Thrones.


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Nato:
Nov 11, 1969 In Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK
Film / TV Credits:
19
La prima volta:
Nel movie The Mighty Celt 2005-02-11
Ultimo progetto:
Film We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story 2015-12-22
Conosciuto per
Poster of 11 Minut
Poster of Dark Touch
Poster of Il Trono di Spade
Poster of Pumpgirl
Filmografia

We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story (2015)

Comedy
Film
6.6 5 votes

11 Minut (2015)

Drama Thriller
Film
as Reżyser Richard Martin
5.9 9 votes

Fortitude (2015)

Crime Drama Mystery
Serie
as Dan Anderssen
6.8 72 votes

'71 (2014)

Thriller Azione Dramma Guerra
Film
as Eamon
6.6 424 votes

Shooting for Socrates (2014)

Comedy Drama
Film
as Arthur
6.5 2 votes

Hyena (2014)

Drama Crime
Film
as Nick Taylor
5.3 32 votes

The Musketeers (2014)

Drama
Serie
as Unknown
6.1 54 votes

Wodehouse In Exile (2013)

Drama
Film
as Werner Plack
7 2 votes

SLR (2013)

Thriller Drama
Film
as Mr. Verma
6.0 1 votes

Dark Touch (2013)

Horror Thriller
Film
as Henry
4.2 35 votes

Jump (2012)

Drama
Film
as Johnny
7.5 1 votes

Good Vibrations (2012)

Film
as Terri Hooley

Il Trono di Spade (2011)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Dramma Action & Adventure
Serie
as Beric Dondarrion
8.1 3800 votes

Best: His Mother's Son (2009)

Comedy Drama
Film
as Ad Director

Pumpgirl (2009)

Drama
Film
as Hammy

Ghost Machine (2009)

Film
as Taggert

L'ombra della vendetta (2009)

Crime Dramma Thriller
Film
as Michael - 2008
6.5 32 votes

Lady Henderson presenta (2005)

Commedia Dramma
Film
as COmic
6.3 54 votes

The Mighty Celt (2005)

Drama Foreign
Film
as Ronan
6.0 3 votes