Biography

Photo by Brandon Bishop 2017
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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 Cuckoo. Short films include: 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 and Corvus.
Feature films include, Dirty War, To Kill a King, Beautiful People and Time will tell which has recently been released at The http://noordelijkfilmfestival.nl/films/time-will-tell/

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.

Louise is also a playwright. She has written three plays, Trace, which was recently selected and  performed as a rehearsed reading at The Tristan Bates Theatre as part of the 12 days of Christmas festival,  Fire blight selected for  PlayWrought#5 Arcola Theatre 2017  and Four O’ clock flowers which is being developed with The Space Arts centre. In Autumn 2016 she also co -created, produced and starred in her one woman show Can you hear me running? at The Pleasance Theatre London  written by Jo Harper. The  Read some of the great responses here:  https://wordpress.com/page/canyouhearmerunning.wordpress.com/385

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

‘Banish The Blues’ by Louise Breckon – Richards