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.
|Lost in Karastan||Ben Hopkins|
|Ninja Assassin||James McTeigue|
|Pope Joan||Sönke Wortmann|
|Languages||German (mother tongue), English (fluent), French, Italian (basic)|
|Place of birth||Germany|
|Height||1.89m (6' 2.4“)|
|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|
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LOST IN KARASTAN at the Comedy Filmfestival in London
LOST IN KARASTAN will be open up the London Comedy Filmfestival 2015.
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.
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.