Richard's story is quite unbelievable!! He was starring in a stage show and was going through a parallel process in his own life that bore a very strong resemblance. You really couldn't make this up!
He has worked as an actor for over 30 years and has spent most of that time in front of a camera. He continues to have an exciting and prolific career in Film and Television, appearing in many high-profile productions such as Game Of Thrones, The Batman Trilogy and Netflix’s drama, The Last Czars and the upcoming drama Industry, amongst many others.
His theatre work has seen him working with some of the country’s best talent and he has appeared in many West End Theatre productions, most recently as the lead in MAMMA MIA!
As a voice-over artist, he has an international reputation and his voice can be heard in numerous BBC Radio 4 plays, Video Games and TV Commercials.
Coaching is his passion. He has taught Voice and Communication skills and Camera Technique across the UK and even as far as India. He is both at home, working with large corporate clients and small businesses.
Some key points from our interview:
- How he felt unsettled when he started to think about what adoption actually meant
- How he didn't have his birth mother's address when she travelled to Australia to try and find her
- How the search for his real father put him through a stressful time and felt like he was in an emotional turmoil
- How he had to process a lot of pain and sadness
- How he had to come to terms with the "twist" in his adoption story
- How that everything he does in life comes from a place of love
"Unbroken for me means something that hasn't stopped" – Richard Laing
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"Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling" features individuals who have all triumphed after adversity and have not just bounced back in life, but forward and are now making a difference for others.
Hosted by Madeleine Black, the show will share stories of all the amazing people Madeleine has met on her own journey as an author/speaker and these stories will heal, motivate, inspire and bring hope when they share their wisdom and knowledge with her.
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