Photo by Brandon Bishop 2017

Louise Breckon–Richards was born and brought up in North Wales where her first interest in acting came from attending the Clwyd Youth Theatre. She then went on to train for three years at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama graduating in 1993.

Since then, she has gone on to appear in numerous theatre, television and film productions.

Theatre includes playing Juliet for the English Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet, Under Milk Wood and A Little Night Music at the National Theatre, The Sound of Music at West Yorkshire playhouse, working at Harrogate theatre, the Mercury Colchester, Windsor Theatre Royal and many other touring productions.

Television includes, Sherlock, Midsomer Murders, Casualty, Holby City, Bedtime, Doctors, Belonging, The Bill, Underworld, Mortimer’s Law, Foyle’s War, Eastenders and most recently Cuckoo for BBC 3, Through the Hawthorn – An animation short for likely story and Mike directed by Petros Silvestros winning a crystal bear at The Berlin International film festival 2014.
Feature films include, Dirty War, To Kill a King and Beautiful People and Time will tell due for release in 2017.

For radio she was in Precious Bane and extracts from The Old Curiosity Shop for the BBC. She has also filmed many commercials for such companies as Dettol, Vanish, VW, B and Q, Halifax, Natwest and more.

She lives in London with her husband and two boys. She also has a passion for writing. She has written three plays, Maiden, Mother, Crone which has had a rehearsed reading, Trace, and Fire blight( Longlisted for the 503 playwriting award). She has recently finished performing a three week run of her one woman show Can you hear me running? which she also co – created at The Pleasance Theatre London. Read some of the great responses here:

She also loves art and painting and is inspired by her images in her local area. More on her Art page on this site.