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Durham University

St John's College

Richard Everett

Richard Everett was educated at Mill Hill public school in the 1960’s. Immediately after leaving he became an actor appearing many times on London’s West End stage and on Broadway, New York. He also worked in films, on television and on radio before forming The Upstream Theatre Company near London’s South Bank, where he was Artistic Director for 3 years in the late 1970’s. As one of the original trustees he also assisted Murray Watts and Paul Burbridge in setting up the now established Riding Lights Theatre Company in York.

Richard then turned to writing and is the author of 7 published stage plays including the much-acclaimed “Entertaining Angels” which originally starred Penelope Keith and has since had over 1000 performances in over 100 productions worldwide, including New Zealand, Canada, Israel, Australia, Switzerland and South Africa.

Richard also has 200 animation scripts to his credit, including the BAFTA Nominated “Joseph” for BBC’s Testament Series. He has written 2 feature films, 3 plays for BBC radio 4, and a published collection of award winning sketches and meditations entitled ‘Sound Bites ’ which recently received a Jerusalem Trust award at BAFTA.

Richard has spent 5 years running weekly drama workshops for Additional Needs Adults with the L’Arche community. A short film he made with them, “The Most Important Person in the World”, has just won 3rd place at a film festival in Poznan, Poland.

Richard is a popular speaker, primarily on ‘The Writer’s Journey’ and ‘The Imagination and Spiritual Growth’, most recently at Keswick Unconventional, Lambeth Palace, and Duke University, North Carolina. Richard has just spent the Michaelmas term at St John’s College, Durham University as the Visiting Wayfarer Fellow working with students and trainee ordinands at Cranmer hall.

More details of Richard’s work can be found on his website:

St John's College, Durham is a recognised College of Durham University and incorporates Cranmer Hall. Charity No. 1141701 Limited Company No. 113496 (England and Wales) VAT No. 334 6364 57.