At the age of eleven Richard was literally spellbound by a professional magician whilst on holiday with his parents. By the age of thirteen he was entertaining local children in his hometown of Enfield. Wanting to meet other young magicians he joined the Demon Magic Club at Davenports Magic shop in Charing Cross, London. Competitions followed and at age sixteen Richard won a local talent show.
Richard completed his education in 1989 and began employment as a children's magician whilst perfecting his dove act that would propel him into the professional magician world. At the age of seventeen, along with his seven feathery friends Richard won The Magic Circles prestigious Young Magician Of The Year earning immediate entry into the club. This led to a publicity stunt where Richard performed in Hamleys toy shop window for Marvins Magic in London.
A year later he won The International Brotherhood Of Magicians Silver Shield and then went on to win the British Magical Championships Grand Prix - becoming the first magician ever to win all three national awards. Richard was now in demand and employment throughout the UK in theatres, hotels and clubs followed, He supported many british headliners - Brian Conley, Frankie Vaughan, Hale and Pace, David Berglas, Mike Reid, Joe Longthorne, David Essex, Bernie Clifton and even Mr Blobby. TV appearnaces included BBC's Edingburgh Nights, Saturday Morning Picture Show and Tricky Business, ITV's Motormouth, Disneyclub, Ghost Train and Des O' Conners Pot Of Gold. On channel 4 Richard appeared on Frank Skinners Packing Them In and the Xmas Files. He also guested on Lifestyle TV's The David Hamilton Show and Sky TV's The Derek Jameson Show.
In 1991 Richard performed with members of The Magic Circle for MP's at the House of Commons. In 1992 Richard performed for the lengendary Michael Jackson during his Dangerous tour. Michael told Richard after the show, "You're Fantastic". In 1995 Richard joined the UK's longest running magic and illusion show Mystique in Blackpool, England. In 1996 aged just 25 Richard was awarded the highest accolade by The Magic Circle, Member Of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star.
Richard's technical knowledge was used as he became a magical advisor on a number of different TV shows and projects including TV's Mr Bean, The Paul Daniels Magic Show, The Brian Conley Show, as well as The Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Film Institute, The Tricycle Theatre, Visa card, Alpha Romeo and many more. In 1998 Richard began his life at sea embarking the ocean liner SS Rembrandt for Premier Cruise Lines, then joining the TSS Island Breeze in 1999 where he met his future wife Hayley.
For the next 13 years they travelled the world performing there magic and illussion show on the most prestigious cruise lines - from the intimacy of Seabourn, Regent and Crystal to the grandeur of P&O, Holland America and Princess as well as the most famous - Cunard, entertaining to great acclaim on the QE2 and the QM2.
In 2010 they performed for Prince William and Kate at the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, the largest Christmas show in the UK. They told Richard and Hayley after the show "We don't know how you did it". In 2012 Richard went solo after his wife Hayley gave birth to a baby boy named Jenson.
In 2014 Richard joins Britain's Got talent finalist Ventriloquist Steve Hewlett on a 40 date tour of theatres across the UK.
Today Richard still performs internationally and also invents magic which he sells to fellow magicians all over the world.