British actor Miles Richardson was born to two founding members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in London, where he worked as a child actor growing up. Richardson graduated from Arts Educational Drama College in 1982 and went on to work extensively in repertory theater.
Some of Richardson's stage credits include Macbeth, Othello, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Wuthering Heights, The Three Musketeers, Charley's Aunt, Cause Celebre, All's Well That Ends Well, Private Lives, three productions of Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. His West End credits include Another Country, An Evening with Gary Lineker and The Invisible Man, among others. Richardson has also done several touring productions, including Almeida's production of Lulu in the Far East and America, and in Anjin, a Japanese/British production in Tokyo and Osaka.
Richardson also played Sherlock Holmes in a newly devised play, Sherlock Holmes and the case at Sir Arthur Sullivan's in the national tour, a role his father, popular British actor Ian Richardson, played for television. From 2003 to 2008, Richardson was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company alongside Dame Judi Dench, appearing in As You Like It, A Midsummer Night's Dream and All's Well That Ends Well, among others.
Richardson has also been no stranger to the screen. He has acted alongside his father in Channel Four's adaptation of "Porterhouse Blue" in 1987, appeared in three episodes of "Midsomer Murders," and had roles on several other British television series, including "'Allo 'Allo," "Doctors," "Murder Room," "Cambridge Spies," "Highlander: The Raven," "The Final Cut" and "Hope It Rains." Most recently, Richardson played John Jacob Astor for the upcoming ITV series "Titanic." Some of Richardson's film work includes parts in "Another Life," "Sabotage," "Elizabeth," "Maurice," "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" and "Harry Potter."
Richardson has also provided his voice for over 100 films and video games as an ADR artist, including a voice part in the feature animated film, "Flushed Away," in 2006.