|Born||in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK|
|Height||5' 8" (1.73 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Richard Wilson moved from the UK to Sydney, Australia when he was six-years-old. When he was fifteen, Richard appeared in his first screen role as a main character in Fox Television's "Flat Chat" (2001), a thirteen episode sitcom. He made his feature film debut as a lead in the Australian film "Deck Dogz" from Oscar-nominated writer/director Steve Pasvolsky. In 2004, Richard was nominated for the 2004 AFI (Australian Film Industry) Award for Best Young Actor for his role as thinking girl's sex symbol Miller McKee in the ABC and BBC TV series Out There.
In 2005, Richard starred in a pivotal role as Mike Burns, vulnerable younger brother to outlaws Charlie (Guy Pearce) and Arthur (Danny Huston) Burns in Nick Cave's brutally compelling Australian feature, "The Proposition", directed by John Hillcoat. Richard won Filmink Magazine's 'Best Australian Newcomer' Award for his standout performance in this critically acclaimed film. This remarkable UK/Australian co-production also stars Ray Winstone, Emily Watson, and John Hurt. Richard has been working consistently in the film industry since, with a lead role in the feature film "48 Shades" (Disney Australia & NZ), directed by Daniel Lapaine. Richard received another AFI (Australian Film Industry) nomination and Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for his Tour de Force performance in "Clubland" (USA Title: Introducing the Dwights [Warner Independent]), with Oscar-nominated and BAFTA winning actress Brenda Blethyn. "Clubland" was directed by AFI award winning director Cherie Nowlan, (Marking Time, Thank God he met Lizzie).
Richard has two films due for cinematic release in 2010, including the Toronto Film Festival's Midnight Madness Award Winner, "The Loved Ones", by Sean Byrne, and "Birthday", with Wolf Creek's Kestie Morassi. In 2008, Richard decided to take a several year break from the Film Industry to complete his Psychology Honors Degree at an Australian University.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: JT