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Richard Rankin

Richard was born in Rutherglen, Glasgow, on 4 January 1983, his birth name actually being Richard Harris. It was changed to Rankin, his mother's maiden name, to avoid any confusion with the famous Irish actor. Initially wanting to be an IT professional, he was inspired by a trip to Los Angeles at the age of 21 to train as an actor the following year.Richard first attracted attention in the Scottish comedy series 'Burnistoun', shown regionally, and toured worldwide in the Olivier Award winning play, 'Black Watch', for the National Theatre of Scotland. It was his iconic role as Capt. Thomas Gillan in 'The Crimson Field' that led to other strong performances on national television such as, 'Silent Witness', 'The Syndicate', 'From Darkness', and 'Thirteen' for the BBC. In 2016, Richard will make his debut as the pivotal character of Roger Wakefield in the STARZ/Sony epic production, 'Outlander', a role that will showcase his tremendous emotional power as an actor to an international audience.

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Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Taggart 1988-10-01
Latest Project:
Series The Crimson Field 2015-06-21
Known For
Poster of Outlander
Poster of The Syndicate
American Odyssey Unknown 2015-04-05
The Crimson Field Capt Thomas Gillan 6 episodes, 2014 2015-06-21
Outlander Unknown 2014-08-09
The Syndicate Sean McGary 6 episodes, 2015 2012-03-27
The Old Guys Unknown 2009
Burnistoun Various 19 episodes, 2009-2012 2009-02-25
Midsomer Murders Unknown 1998-06-28
Silent Witness Unknown 1996-02-21
Taggart Unknown 1988-10-01