Richard Short

Richard Short

actor, writer, producer

Richard Short was born on Oct 08, 1975 in UK. Richard Short's big-screen debut came with The Guitar directed by Amy Redford in 2008, strarring Loser Musician. Richard Short is known for The Tragedy of Macbeth directed by Joel Coen, Denzel Washington stars as Macbeth and Frances McDormand as Lady Macbeth. Richard Short has got 1 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Richard Short achieved is Southwest Indiana Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Richard Short plays is The Tragedy of Macbeth which will be released on Jan 14, 2022.

Recently wrapped production on Joel Coen's "The Tragedy of Macbeth" (2021) alongside Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, as well as "Jack Ryan: Season 3" (2022) for Amazon and will be seen at festivals worldwide in the short film "The Night Passenger" (2021).Globally, he is also currently starring in the original TV series Mary Kills People, now airing the third and final season. For his role as the very complex surgeon Des Bennett, Short was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award (for Best Lead Actor in a Drama series) in 2018.His most recent stage appearance was as 'Richard Burton' in the hugely acclaimed World Premiere of "CLEO", a play directed by Bob Balaban and written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright, set during the filming of the 1963 movie Cleopatra.In 2016, Short co-starred in HBO's Vinyl opposite Olivia Wilde. In 2015, he co-starred in Agent Carter, where he played Marvel's first ever gay comic book character, Pinky Pinkerton. Short's diverse range of television credits include appearances in Code Black, Time After Time, Training Day, American Horror Story, Blue Bloods, White Collar, Fringe, Bored to Death, Vera and Covert Affairs among others but it was in 2013 he really came to the attention of audiences worldwide as the villainous "Harlan Moore" in ABC's '666 Park Avenue'.In film, Short recently took the title of role of King Arthur in "Arthur & Merlin", screening on Amazon, as well as the UK horror feature film 'The Dare' and can now be seen on Amazon in the indie film 'Crazy Famous', as well as in the short-film Abe, directed by Steve Brett. He also starred in the indie films 'Cockroaches' and 'Not Welcome' still awaiting release. He made his debut in the Sundance hit 'Delirious' for director Tom DiCillo. Additional credits include The Exhibitionists alongside Laverne Cox, A New York Love Story, The Guitar (Amy Redford), Public Enemies (Michael Mann), Choose (Rob Legato), The Butterflies of Bill Baker and Café.In theater, Short co-starred on Broadway in Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem alongside Mark Rylance. Prior to that, he created the role of Eric Saunders in Roberto Aguirre Sacasa's King of Shadows. Additional highlights include An Evening with Simon Gray at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Centre, a hugely acclaimed performance in Mary Rose for the Vineyard Theatre and as John Eastman in the National Theatre of London transfer of The Night Season, directed by Lonny Price. He made his theater debut in 1996 in the UK production of Grease.An avid writer, Short has published books, articles and screenplays across the worlds of sports and travel. He currently divides his time between Los Angeles, London and Paris with his wife and has just set up a production company with the aim of producing challenging and artistic film projects by using some of the incredible, diverse talent with which he's shared a career.

  • Birthday

    Oct 08, 1975
  • Place of Birth

    South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
  • Also known

    Richard Ian Porterfield Short

Known For


1 wins & 1 nominations

Southwest Indiana Film Festival
Best Actor
Winner - SWIFF Festival Award
Not Welcome (2018)

Movies & TV Shows

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