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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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Born:
Nov 11, 1969 In Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
19
First Appeared:
In the movie The Mighty Celt 2005-02-11
Latest Project:
Movie We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story 2015-12-22
Known For
Poster of '71
Poster of The Musketeers
Poster of Jump
Poster of Pumpgirl
Filmography

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

Comedy
Movie
8.7 3 votes

Fortitude (2015)

Drama Mystery Thriller
Series
as Dan Anderssen
6.6 46 votes

11 Minutes (2015)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Re┼╝yser Richard Martin
5.8 8 votes

The Musketeers (2014)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6 47 votes

Hyena (2014)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Nick Taylor
5.2 26 votes

'71 (2014)

Thriller Action Drama War
Movie
as Eamon
6.7 337 votes

Shooting for Socrates (2014)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Arthur
7 1 votes

SLR (2013)

Thriller Drama
Movie
as Mr. Verma
6 1 votes

Wodehouse In Exile (2013)

Drama
Movie
as Werner Plack
8 1 votes

Dark Touch (2013)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Henry
4.3 29 votes

Good Vibrations (2012)

Music Drama
Movie
as Terri Hooley
6.5 26 votes

Jump (2012)

Drama
Movie
as Johnny
6.1 5 votes

Game of Thrones (2011)

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Beric Dondarrion
8 2026 votes

Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Michael - 2008
6.5 32 votes

Pumpgirl (2009)

Drama
Movie
as Hammy

Ghost Machine (2009)

Action Horror Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Taggert
5.1 10 votes

Middletown (2006)

Drama Foreign
Movie

The Mighty Celt (2005)

Drama Foreign
Movie
as Ronan
8 1 votes

Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as COmic
6.3 49 votes