Richard Bremmer Wiki Bio
Richard Bremmer was born in Warwickshire, England, on 27 January 1953 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds British nationality. He’s an actor with more than 70 credits to his name, perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Skeld – Superstitious, in the hit 1999 historical action adventure movie “The 13th Warrior”. Directed by John McTiernan and Michael Crichton, it starred Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora and Dennis Storhoi, and follows a man who has been sent by the sultan to a distant land, and has stopped at a Viking village, where people are trying to kill a mysterious evil creature; the film won two of the four awards for which it was nominated.
Early life and education
Richard was raised in Warwickshire by his parents about whom nothing’s known, as he respects their privacy; because he hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, it’s believed that Richard is an only child.
He became interested in acting while attending a local high school, and was encouraged by his drama teacher to pursue an acting career; Richard was into various other activities during his four years there, including singing, dancing and playing soccer. His parents urged him to pursue a college degree, and thus upon matriculating in 1971, Richard moved to Indiana USA, and enrolled at Valparaiso University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975.
He spent the following five years appearing in plays, both on and off-Broadway, and then launched his screen career in 1981.
Roles in movies
Richard made his debut film appearance with his portrayal of PC, in the 1981 short crime comedy “Couples and Robbers”, and a couple of his following roles were in the 1982 crime drama “Made in Britain”, the 1984 drama “Stars of the Roller State Disco”, and the 1997 sports comedy “The Girl with Brains in Her Feet” – he was focused on appearing in TV series between 1984 and 1997.
In 1999, Richard was cast to play Diplomat at Ball, in the popular romantic drama “Onegin”, directed by Martha Fiennes, and which starred Ralph Fiennes, Liv Tyler and Toby Stephens.
Set in Russia in the 1820s, the movie follows Onegin who has inherited a fortune, and has moved to St. Petersburg, where Tatyana falls in love with him; it won three of the seven awards for which it was nominated.
In 2001, Richard played Lord Voldemort, in the critically acclaimed family fantasy adventure “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, which won 17 of the 88 awards for which it was nominated, including three Oscar nominations. A couple of his other notable performances in that decade were in the science fiction horror thriller “Ripper 2: Letter from Within” and the war drama “The Aryan Couple” both in 2004, and the 2007 biographical musical drama “Control”, which won 31 of the 66 awards for which it was nominated.
In 2012, Richard was cast to play a supporting character in the evergreen historical musical drama “Les Miserables”, directed by Tom Hooper, and which starred Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne. Set in France in the 19th century, the movie follows the life of Jean Valjean, who was once a hunted convict, while he has now become the major of a small city; it won 88 awards, including three Oscars, while it was nominated for 177 other awards.
Three of Richard’s most recent movie roles have been in the 2018 fantasy horror comedy “In Fabric”, in 2019 the musical mystery drama “The Song of Names” and the action fantasy adventure “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, and he’s currently shooting for the upcoming drama “Flux Gourmet”.
Roles in TV series
Richard made his debut TV series appearance in the 1981 episode “Unpicking the Stitches” of the mystery crime drama “Juliet Bravo”, and the rest of the decade saw him make a guest appearance in an episode or two of various series, such as the drama “Miracles Take Longer”, the historical war drama “By the Sword Divided”, and the comedy “A Small Problem”.
In 1993, Richard played Cov Mick in the episode “Best Friends” of the action drama “Spender”, and in 1996 was cast to portray Ian Wilson in the episode “Hedging Your Bets” of the crime drama “The Bill”.
Tthe 2000s saw him appear in an episode of many series, such as the biographical historical mini-series “The Last King”, the romantic drama “Coronation Street”, and the drama “Casualty”.
In 2005, Richard starred as Mad Kenny in all the six episodes of the comedy drama “Dead Man Weds”, which also starred Johnny Vegas and Dave Spikey; it follows people working for a local newspaper.
In the last 15 years, Richard hasn’t portrayed a single lead character in a TV series, but has made a guest appearance in over 10; three of his most recent roles in series have been in the 2018 episode “A Fruitful Partnership” of the mystery crime drama “The Alienist”, the 2018 episode “Chapter XX: Blind Cannibal Assassins” of the action adventure drama “Into the Badlands”, and three episodes of the mystery thriller drama “The Third Day” in 2020.
He made a guest appearance in a 1983 episode of the talk-show “For 4 Tonight”.
Richard made an uncredited appearance in the 2007 movie “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”.
He performed the song “At the End of the Day” in the 2012 movie “Les Miserables”.
Love life and wife
Richard’s highly secretive when it comes to his love life, and hasn’t spoken of any women (or men) whom he has been with; this is perhaps why there are various rumors circulating the internet, concerning his current marital status, as well as his sexual orientation.
Some of his fans have claimed that the popular actor is today either in a relationship or married to a woman named Eunice. The two have apparently been seen spending time together on multiple occasions, however, no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Richard commented on this.
There are also those who believe that the popular actor is gay, which is why he hasn’t spoken of the women whom he has been with, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of September 2021, Richard appears to be single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Richard loves to travel, and his acting career has taken him to various European countries, many US states, and a couple of Asian countries; his dream travel destination in Paris in France.
Richard was physically quite active during his 20s and 30s, and had a couple of training sessions at the gym each week; he was also highly sporting, and often played tennis and soccer with his friends, however, he nowadays only plays golf occasionally.
Happy Birthday Richard Bremmer [Lord Voldemort in Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone]!
Richard is a lover of animals and has had several pet dogs, while he’s apparently also donated money to various animal shelters in England.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Robert De Niro, Emma Watson and Julia Roberts, and a couple of his favorite movies are “The Sleepers”, the franchise “Harry Potter” and “Pretty Woman”.
Age, height and net worth
Richard’s age is 68. He has short brown hair and light blue eyes, his height is 6ft 3ins (1.91m) and he weighs around 185lbs (85kgs).
As of September 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.