Erin Richards

British actress Erin Richards enjoyed showcase roles on several popular U. K. fantasy series, including "Being Human" (BBC Three, 2010-2013), before landing a major role in American television via "Gotham" (Fox, 2014-) ... Read more »
Born: 05/17/1986 in Pernath,

Filmography

Actor (7)

Gotham 2014 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

The Quiet Ones 2014 (Movie)

Krissi Dalton (Actor)

Crossing Lines 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Merlin 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Open Grave 2013 (Movie)

Sharon (Actor)

Breaking In 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Being Human 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Marriage Boot Camp 2011 - 2012, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

British actress Erin Richards enjoyed showcase roles on several popular U. K. fantasy series, including "Being Human" (BBC Three, 2010-2013), before landing a major role in American television via "Gotham" (Fox, 2014-), which followed the origin of Batman, as well as his allies and foes. Born May 17, 1986 in the town of Pernath, Wales, she received her training at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama before earning her first break as a presenter on the teen-oriented magazine series "Mosgito" (2009-2010) for the Welsh-language network S4C. From there, she made guest appearances on various BBC programs before earning her first major acting role, as a police detective investigating the three supernatural heroes of the popular dramatic series "Being Human." The popularity of that program led to her American TV debut in the Adam Sandler-produced comedy "Breaking In" (Fox, 2011-2012), starring Christian Slater. Following that series' abrupt cancellation, Richards returned to the UK, where she landed recurring guest roles in various popular genre series, including "Merlin" (BBC 1, 2008-2012) and "Misfits" (E4, 2009-2013), as well as supporting turns in the American independent horror film "Open Grave" (2014) and "The Quiet Ones" (2014), from the revived UK horror studio Hammer Films. That same year, she was announced as a cast member for the highly anticipated "Gotham," which followed the lives of the main characters in the Batman franchise prior to their emergence as adult heroes and villains. Richards played Barbara Kean, an emergency room doctor and faithful wife of James Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie), the future police commissioner of Gotham City.

EDUCATION

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Milestones

2014

Cast as Barbara Kean in "Gotham"

2011

American TV debut in "Breaking In"

2010

Recurring role on "Being Human"

Bonus Trivia

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Member of the Welsh theater collective Dirty Protest.

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Appeared in a "Funny or Die" sketch opposite Kellan Lutz, who played a secret agent addicted to social media.

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