Richard
Brake

50s, American, Southern States American, New York
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Welsh born, American actor Richard has an outstanding career spanning the last 30 years across TV and film, frequently appearing in sci-fi, fantasy or horror.  He is famed for his legendary but sinister portrayal of ‘The Night King’, the master of the White Walkers, in ‘Game of Thrones’ and for being one of horror creator Rob Zombie's primary actors.

Most recently he had a prominent part in the new Anthony Hopkins action thriller ‘The Virtuoso’ about an assassin hired to track down and kill a dangerous hitman.  He has just finished filming ‘Bingo’ for Amazon Prime, due for release later in 2021.
 
In 2020 he appeared as Valin Hess in the Golden Globe nominated ‘The Mandalorian’, a live-action TV series, which is part of the Star Wars franchise.  He also appeared in 2020’s Netflix fantasy drama ‘Cursed’, sci-fi thriller ‘Brave New World’, Universal’s action comedy movie ‘Tremors: Shrieker Island’ and in 2018 Western crime film 'The Sister's Brothers'. He also played The Chemist in psychedelic action horror film 'Mandy' & had a major role in the Amazon Original crime drama series ‘Absentia’.  
 
Other major TV credits include ‘Peaky Blinders’ (BBC), ‘Ray Donovan’ (Showtime/Sky Atlantic) and ‘The Royals’ (E!).  His movie credits include ‘Kingsman the Secret Service’, ‘The Death of Stalin’, ‘Water for Elephants’, ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘Hannibal Rising’.
 
Richard moved from Wales to the USA aged 2, living in a number of states; Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Connecticut & New York. After university he returned to the UK for drama school, where he made his home. He has also spent long periods living in New York & LA for work.  His native accent is generic American and he can do most US accents easily including New York, West Coast & Southern States.

Age Range

50s

Credits

The Virtuoso (Film, 2021) – 'Handsome Johnnie', Lionsgate
Bingo (Film, 2021) – 'Mr Big', Amazon Studios
The Mandalorian (TV, 2020) – 'Valin Hess', Disney +
Cursed (TV, 2020) – 'Brother Theophilius', Netflix
Brave New World (TV, 2020) – 'Pope', NBC Universal/Peacock TV
Tremors: Shrieker Island (Film, 2020) – 'Bill', Universal Pictures
Sanctuary (TV, 2019) – 'Carol', Starzplay
The Sisters Brothers (Film, 2018) – 'Rex', Annapuma Pictures/Why Not Productions
Mandy (Film, 2018) – 'The Chemist', Spectrevision
The Royals (TV, 2018) – 'Jasper's Father', E!, Series 4
Absentia (TV, 2017) – 'Conrad Harlow', Amazon, Series 1
The Death of Stalin (Film, 2017) – 'Tarasov', E1
Ray Donovan (TV, 2016) – 'Vlad', Showtime, Series 4
Peaky Blinders (TV, 2016) – 'Kaledin', BBC Two/Tiger Aspect
The Bastard Executioner (TV, 2015) – 'Edwin Pryce', FX
Beowolf (TV, 2015) – 'Arak', ITV
Game of Thrones (TV, 2014-2015) – 'The Night King', Netflix
Kingsman: The Secret Service (Film, 2014) – 'The Interrogator', Marv Studios
Water for Elephants (Film, 2011) – 'Brady', 20th Century Fox
Hannibal Rising (Film, 2007) – 'Enrikas Dortlich', MGM/Momentum Pictures
Batman Begins (Film, 2005) – 'Joe Chill', Warner Brothers

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Rob Zombie's '31' Opening Monologue
Peaky Blinders: Russian accent