Richard van Weyden


Due to his father's occupation (a miner and welding technology specialist) Richard spent the first years of his childhood in Nancy/France, Hamburg, Berlin, Hong Kong and Cape Town until his enrolment at school in Frankfurt on the Main. He dropped out of school before his A-Levels in order to become an actor, joined diverse independent troupes of actors, toured across Germany and at first worked as a prop master, light and audio engineer, scene painter and assistant director - until Michael Cacoyannis spotted him in the canteen of the acting school at the city stages of Frankfurt and trained and hired him for his opera production "Iphigenie". Richard studied drama at different places and was trained as dubber, pitchman and voiceover in Munich. Since then he has been working both as an actor for film, television, theatre and as a voice-over artist.

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Credits Include

Lost in Karastan Ben Hopkins
Schlussmacher Matthias Schweighöfer
Borgia Dearbhia Walsh
Ninja Assassin James McTeigue
Pope Joan Sönke Wortmann

Personal Data

Languages German (mother tongue), English (fluent), French, Italian (basic)
Residence Frankfurt/Main
Place of birth Germany
Nationality German
Height 1.89m (6' 2.4“)
Hair grey-brown
Eyes grey-green
Training Actorshouse Munich, Brian E. Cordray (acting), ART-Studios Frankfurt - Stefan Kolo, Ines Rzanny, Dr. H. Schorlemmer (speakers degree)
Pitch of the voice bass
Musical instruments guitar, harp (basic)
Sports fencing, golf, jugglery, karate, swimming, tennis, water ski
Driving licence car

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Dec 10

LOST IN KARASTAN at the Comedy Filmfestival in London

LOST IN KARASTAN will be open up the London Comedy Filmfestival 2015.

London Comedy Filmfestival


Aug 20

LOST IN KARASTAN at the Montréal Film Festival

LOST IN KARASTAN, with Richard van Weyden alongside Matthew McFadyen, had its World Premiere at the Montréal Film Festival.

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May 27

Richard van Weyden joins cast on the black comedy LOST IN KARASTAN

Richard plays the Georgian president alongside Matthew McFadyen in the feature film LOST IN KARASTAN, directed by Ben Hopkins. Co-written by Hopkins along with BAFTA winner Pawel Pawlikowski, the movie is billed as "gentle black comedy." Story: BBC America Lines Up Winter Premiere Dates for New Originals It details the story of a washed-up Oscar winning British film director, named Emil Forester (MacFadyen), who gets invited to make a national epic in an obscure Caucasus Republic called Karastan.


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