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Richard Howard



Current Work Details

What I do

Write short stories. I have written a screenplay of one of them - a Christmas story - with a view to turning it into a TV film.



Where I work

I am an individual working from home

Resources / Expertise

I have had a very small amount of acting experience and am a Mastery graduate. I worked in sound recording at Pinewood and Twickenham Studios in the sixties. I have published two books of short stories. I have done a lot of picture research of paintings. I have an advanced Diploma in counselling. My website address is


The Actors' Institute, Islington.,
The Mastery. Three Day Acting W/shop with Mac Andrews. Meisner work with Tom Radcliffe. Acting & impro w/shops.

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Films I wish I had made

The Innocents (1961), The Pawnbroker (1965), The Human Stain (2003), Separate Lies (2005), Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006).

I cried watching

Shadowlands, The Pawnbroker.

Directors I love

David Lean, Sidney Lumet, Richard Attenborough, Julian Fellowes.

Actors I admire

Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Claire Skinner, Clare Holman, Tom Wilkinson, Peter O'Toole, Ben Wishaw.

Writers I respect

Robert Bolt, William Goldman.

My desert island discs

Vaughan Williams 'London' Symphony. Shostakovich 4th Symphony. Mahler 2nd Symphony. Respighi 'Church Windows'. Hovhaness 6th Symphony. Ravel 'Daphnis and Chloe'. Jerry Goldsmith film soundtrack 'Rudy'. Georges Delerue film soundtrack 'Rich in Love'.

Books I have given my friends

'Practising the Power of Now' by Eckhardt Tolle. 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' by Mitch Albom.

My death row meal

Scallops lightly fried in butter and a bottle of Chardonnay.

The best thing I own

Peace of mind.

More about me

I have published two books of short stories with themes of fantasy and ghosts, both available via my website at

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