Talent vs. Preparation with Richard Oliver

Richard Oliver

Actor Richard Oliver has performed in film, TV, stage, commercial, audio, and even video games. He also directs for his own theatre and teaches acting. Richard has been named best actor by the New York City Indie Film Awards, and was a finalist for best actor from the Lockdown Festival. While we connected online thanks to the Minister of Chance, a Doctor Who spinoff audio series, we talk about everything from whether drama school is really necessary to the ways punctuation and breathing can help illuminate a character to the importance of having fun with whatever you’re doing—and everything in between. And we do also get into the birth of the Minister of Chance (both the character and the series) and its future.

“It always brings me back to those two questions. Is talent just something that, if you’re lucky enough to be given it, you’ve got it? Or can you learn it like you would learn guitar?”

Richard Oliver

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