Richard has worked in both TV and music and combines his talents effortlessly. He was kind enough to talk to me about his work, his goals, what keeps him motivated and what his favourite part of his job is.
Charlotte: Tell me a bit about what you do and what you’re working on.
Richard: I am an actor and singer/songwriter. I am currently recording and working with a lot of talented producers. I have also been filming for a number of projects for CBBC.
You started acting at a young age. Was acting always the main goal or dream for you?
I fell into acting accidentally, my main goal is to make as many people smile as possible.
You’re into acting, singing and dancing. How do you maintain each of these skills?
Good time management and having great people support you.
Do you have a secret to staying motivated?
Life keeps me motivated.
What is your favourite part of your work and what have been the highlights for you?
Meeting new people. Too many highlights to mention, every role I have played and brought something new to me.
Have there been any hard moments, maybe you felt like giving up on something?
There will always be high and lows in anyone’s career no matter what industry you are in.
How would you deal with a moment like that and do you have any advice for people who might be struggling with something?
Talk to someone, letting your concerns out of your system.
Would you say you are more of a creative person, or do you have more of a business mindset?
Creative most definitely.
Do you find you have to balance creativity with thinking from a business point of view?
I am sure you have to for ideas and creatives to come life.
Social media is a big part of everyone’s world right now. Do you see it as helping or hindering your career?
Social media should be used in moderation, I try and post on at least one social media platform a day.
Do you set specific goals for yourself and work hard to meet them, or do you just go with the flow? Or a bit of both?
I have goals and I focus on those.
What do you think people would be surprised to know about you?
I don’t like cheese.
Is there a specific change you’d like to see happen within the creative industries soon?
More opportunities within the music industry and more honesty in that field.
Thank you also much to Richard for taking the time for the interview, and his lovely team over at Opaque Management!
*photo credits – Richard Wisker/Opaque Management*
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