Mace Richards | Actor

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Mace Richards | Actor
Mace Richards | Actor


Mace Richards has served a colourful fifty-two year apprenticeship in the industry. Selected as face of Tonka Toys aged five, at fifty-five, he played Santa in the Christmas sales campaign for South Africa’s biggest ecommerce retailer, He recently fronted the Northern Rail advertising videos as well as the BT Sports Box nation campaign with Daniel Dubois. His distinctive and idiosyncratic persona adapts to a diverse variety of roles, from the Fringe and interactive theatre to the West End, and from outlandish appearances on prime time TV, to art-house and feature films.

In his twenties, Mace was a street performer, winning the Alternative Arts Street Festival in spoken word. He did a season as a stuntman in Phantasialand and performed in two Kirov Ballet productions at the Royal Opera house.

Mace was a founding member of the Showdown Theatre Company, whose mission was to revive lost masterpieces and breath new life into the classics. Showdown toured stately homes in the south of England performing an original adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic Far From The Madding Crowd, with Mace as Gabriel Oak.

Mace worked with Antonia Bird in Rehab, Philip Humm in The Last Faust and Sergio Caballero in I Am Anna and their latest collaboration Telephone. His television credits include Flash Harry in Eastenders, Banished by Jimmy McGovern.

In 2018 Mace performed Karl Marx at the book launch of Marx’s London in Beijing, published by the Central Party School - the all powerful brain of the Chinese Communist Party - to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth. Mace is currently working on Howard Zinn’s one-man show Marx In Soho.

Skills include Judo and swimming

Date, Film, Role, Film, Director

2019, Emperor, The Last Faust, Humm Productions, Philip Humm
2005, Mike, Plato's Breaking Point, Nigel Barker
2005, Hysterical couple, Riot at the Rite, Andy Wilson
2003, Powell's Punter, Rehab, Antonia Bird

TV shows

2019, Flash Harry, Eastenders, BBC, Indra Bhose
2018, As myself, Celebrity Juice, Channel 4, Christmas special
2018, As myself, The One Show, Christmas special
2018, As myself, Alan Carr, Christmas special
2017, As myself, Celebrity Juice, Channel 4, Christmas special
2015, Television, Burger Man, Flowers, Kudos/Channel 4, Wil Sharp
2015, Television, Prisoner, Banished, BBC, Jimmy McGovern
2015, Television, Myself/Recurring Guest Role, Sweat the Small Stuff, BBC3, James Longman/Jamie Rea
2001, Robin Forbes, The Bill (Complicity part 2), Bruce McDonald
1998, As Myself, Omnibus, If, BBC One, Nadia Hagger
1991, All male voices, The Ordeal, Prime Time, Helen Stroud.


2018, Lead, Box Nation, BT Sport
2017, Father, Johnnie Walker Blue label, Mayhem Media, Tom Day
2016, Santa, Santa's Big Break, M&C Saatchi Abel, Michael Middleton/Janet Sender
2017, Trafficker, CIFAS, BBH
2016, Wild water swimmer, Northern Rail,
2015, Man in Bath, Energia Ireland


2019, Arthur, Telephone, Iluminfilms, Sergio Caberilo
2018, Seef, Demons, Westminster University, Adam Zaatri
2018, Patrick, I Am Ana, Iluminfilms, Sergio Caberilo
2018, John, Pariah, London Film School, Vladimir Melnikov
2018, Father, Lazarus, Norwich, Matt Rowell
2016, Nord, HOLMGANG, Central Film School, Tariq Keblaoui
2016, Captain, Teach A Man To Fish, NFTS Bridges To Industry, Tom Day
2015, Blind Man, Filth, London Film School, Anton Brandt Thykier


2019, Manager, Shindig, Shindig productions, Alex Boot
2015, Stage, Prisoner, You Me Bum Bum Train, You Me Bum Bum Train, Kate and Morgan
2002, What a Perfect Day, Riverhouse Barn Theatre, Walton on Thames
1986-1988, Workshops leader, Industrial and Domestic Theatre Company, Dave Bushaway
1985, Stage, Lord Fancourtbabbly, Charlies Aunt, Showdown Theatre Company, Barbara Richards
1983, Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, Kirov Ballet, Royal Opera House
1983, Sleeping Beauty, Kirov Ballet, Royal Opera House
1983, Stage, Gabriel Oak, Far From The Madding Crowd, Showdown Theatre Company, Barbara Richards


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