Richard James Allen

Vitals

Gender
Male
Age Range
45 - 55
Height
173cm
Base Location
Sydney
Available In
Adelaide, Auckland, Australian Capital Territory, Brisbane, Christchurch, Dunedin, Gold Coast, International, Melbourne, Northern Territory, Perth, Queenstown, Sydney, Tasmania, Wellington
Skills
Actor, Choreographer, Corporate, Dancer, Director, Model, Presenter, Voice Artist, Writer, Producer, Singer
Hair
Dark Brown
Eye
Brown, Green
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Agent

Australian Agent
Duke Actors Management
Phone

Feature Photo
Richard James Allen
Feature Clip

Credits

Feature Film

2020
Hans
Bloodshot Heart
Bloodshot/FieldStar/Physical TV
Parish Malfitano
2019
Rod (director)
The Script of Life
Joy House Productions
Joy Hopwood
2018
Transitioner
Text Messages from the Universe
The Physical TV Company
Richard James Allen
2017
Lindsay (casting agent)
The Casting Game
Joy House Productions
Pearl Tan
2006
Wednesday
Thursday's Fictions
The Physical TV Company
Richard James Allen

Television

2018
Jehovas Witness Elder
Deadly Women
Beyond Productions
Tylah Pratt
2018
Dale
The Almond Tree (TV Series Proof of Concept)
Brianna La Rance/Hayley McCarthy
Brianna La Rance
2017
Shop Owner
Deadly Women
Beyond Productions
Katie Ryerson
1996
Sam's Uncle
Sam in a Pram
Tasdance
Richard James Allen & Karen Pearlman
1996
Self
What is Video Dance?
Tasdance
Karen Pearlman
1995
Expectant Father
What To Name Your Baby
SBS TV / That Was Fast
Moshe Rosenzveig
1993
Border Angel
Blue Cities
ABC TV / That Was Fast
Stephen Burstow

Commercial

2018
Fisherman
Australian Border Force - Border Watch: Flag It
Rabbit Content
Daniel Mitchell
2017
Fisherman
HSBC Home Loans - Set It Free
Rabbit Content
Lachlan Dickie
2017
Respect: Man
BANJO Guardian Funerals - Flick Book
FLIPP
Stuart Miller

Short Film

2019
Old Man
Pseudomonas
Rhys William Nicolson
Rhys William Nicolson
2018
Dziga Vertov
Onscreen Draft: Remixing History
The Physical TV Company
Karen Pearlman
2017
Hans (schizophrenic driving instructor)
Bloodshot Heart (proof of concept)
AFTRS
Parish Malfitano
2017
Professor Williamson
Strings
Sydney Film School
Corey Naylor Willis
2017
Doctor Nari
Decorum
Sydney Film School
Lorenzo Monti
2017
Father
Blood Orange
Blunt Gorilla
Markus Wills
2017
The Magistrate
Once Upon a Time in Australia
Permanent Ink Pictures/SFS
Justin Latimer
2016
Joe (office worker)
Spotlight
Macquarie University
Tieri Cafe
2016
Man who wakes up
Digital Afterlives
The Physical TV Company
Richard James Allen & Karen Pearlman
2016
Mr Black
The Memory Room
Sydney Film School
Madeleine Mytkowski
2015
Dziga Vertov
Woman with an Editing Bench
The Physical TV Company
Karen Pearlman
2015
Misplaced Angel
Danses Macabre
The Physical TV Company
Richard James Allen & Karen Pearlman
2014
Dziga Vertov
Draft
The Physical TV Company
Karen Pearlman
2012
Monk
Monk: Reloaded
The Physical TV Company
Richard James Allen
2009
Quantum Traveller
Entanglement Theory
The Physical TV Company
Richard James Allen
2003
Father
Down Time Jaz
The Physical TV Company
Karen Pearlman
2002
Man
What I Did On My Nervous Breakdown
The Physical TV Company
Karen Pearlman
2001
Rubberman
Rubberman Accepts The Nobel Prize
The Physical TV Company
Karen Pearlman
2001
Troubled Yogi
Breathe
Sattvic Productions
Nina Williams
2000
Falling Dancer
The Dancer Drops Out Of The Sky
The Physical TV Company
Karen Pearlman
1997
Lover
13 Acts of Unfulfilled Love
Tasdance
Karen Pearlman
1997
Ensemble Dancer
The Hope Machine
Tasdance
Richard James Allen & Karen Pearlman
1987
Hipster
International Bestseller: Over 10 Million Copies Sold
That Was Fast
Richard James Allen & Karen Pearlman
1986
Abstract Dancer
White
That Was Fast
Richard James Allen & Karen Pearlman
1986
Downtown Artist
Think Too Much
That Was Fast
Richard James Allen & Karen Pearlman

Web Series

2017
John (struggling film producer)
#setlife, Episode 2 - Setbacks
Sydney Film School
Paarth Nair
2017
John (struggling film producer)
#setlife, Episode 1 - PIlot
Sydney Film School
Paarth Nair

Online

2018
Dance Teacher
Tutable
Mikaeli Stanton
Kurt McCarthy
2016
Casting Director
The Rub
Monique Kalmar Productions
Monique Kalmar

Dance

2017
Yogi
Falling into Light
The Bold Festival
Paulina Quinteros
2010
Argentine Soldier
Lament of the Argentine Military
Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont
Tarryn Gill & Pilar Mata Dupont
2009
Quantum Traveller
Do Avatars Dream Of Human Sleep?
The Physical TV Company
Richard James Allen
2008
Contemporary Dancer
BA Hons Project
UNSW
Katerina Rajch
1996
Ensemble Dancer
Repertory
Zvi Gotheiner & Dancer
Zvi Gotheiner
1996
Various Roles
New Life on the 2nd Floor
Tasdance
Richard James Allen & Karen Pearlman
1989
Charlie
The Charlie Stories
That Was Fast
Richard James Allen & Karen Pearlman
1988
Travelling Dancer
Hotels
That Was Fast
Richard James Allen & Karen Pearlman
1987
Contemporary Dancer
The Laughing Movie
That Was Fast
Richard James Allen & Karen Pearlman
1985
Featured Dancer
Repertory
Victoria Marks Performance Group
Victoria Marks
1985
Partnering Dancer
America
That Was Fast
Richard James Allen & Karen Pearlman
1984
Ensemble Dancer
Repertory
Kim van der Boon Dance Company
Kim van der Boon
1984
Ensemble Dancer
Urban Sax
Urban Sax
Urban Sax

Stage

2020
Narrator
Text Messages from the Universe
Art Not Apart Festival
Richard James Allen
2016
Larry
Closer
Old Fitz Playreadings
Kelly Banek
2002
Yogi
The Relic
The Physical TV Company
Richard James Allen
1990
Deranged Soldier
Plan Ahead
That Was Fast
Richard James Allen
1987
Broken-Legged Poet
Alphabet x 2
That Was Fast
Richard James Allen & Karen Pearlman
1984
Rock 'n' Roller
High Tension & Passion
Kiss International Research Group
Jean-Pierre Voos
1983
Figure from Dante's Paradiso
Spheres
Kiss International Research Group
Jean-Pierre Voos
1983
Game Player
Crystal
Kiss International Research Group
Jean-Pierre Voos

Presenter

2017
Panel Chair/Interviewer of Michael James Rowland and Chloe Boreham
Get Reel: Actors are from Venus, Directors are from Mars
Sydney Film School
2016
Panel Chair/Interviewer of Jocelyn Moorhouse and Ron Brown
Get Reel: Australian Screen: Embracing Its Audience
Sydney Film School

Voice Over

2019
Multiple Voices
#RichardReads
The Physical TV Company
Richard James Allen
2007
Wednesday
The Sun's Search for the Moon, Episodes 1 & 2
The Physical TV Company
Richard James Allen

Documentary

2019
Dziga Vertov
I want to make a film about women
The Physical TV Company
Karen Pearlman
2017
Writer
What We Keep
Macquarie University
Erica Tilse
2016
Dziga Vertov
The Mind of a Film, Chapter 2, The Science of Editing:
@ThisGuyEdits
Sven Pape
2016
Dziga Vertov
Skill or Instinct? Chapter 2, The Science of Editing:
@ThisGuyEdits
Sven Pape
2015
Poet
The Five to Nine
Macquarie University
Kristy Clinton
2013
Choreographer
The Dancer from the Dance
The Physical TV Company
Karen Pearlman
2012
Artist
The Guy Who Killed Paris Hilton
Gav Barbey & Ben Grant
Gav Barbey & Ben Grant
2011
Dance Filmmaker
Dancing Through YouTube
Orion MItchell
Orion MItchell
2008
Wednesday
Reincarnating Thursday's Fictions
The Physical TV Company
Gary Hayes
1985
Poet & Performer
The Way Out At Last & Other Work
That Was Fast
Richard James Allen & Karen Pearlman

Training

2020
SCREEN ACTORS ASSOCIATION
BETH CHARKHAM: SCREENTEST WORKSHOP
Acting
2020
STAGEMILK
DORJE SWALLOW & ANDREW HEARLE: VOICE OVER COURSE
Acting - Voice Over
2019
HUBSTUDIO
MIRANDA HARCOURT: ONGOING MASTERCLASS
Acting
2019
SPEAK EASY
NATASHA McNAMARA: VOICE AND DIALECT CLASS
Acting - Voice, Accents, Dialects
2019
WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION (WIFT)
JACKIE MURRAY: STUNTS & FILM
Acting - Stunts in Film
2019
HUBSTUDIO
JOEL JACKSON: ACTING MASTERCLASS
Acting
2019
HUB STUDIO
KRIV STENDERS: FILM MASTERCLASS
Acting, Directing
2019
HUB STUDIO
STEVIE RAY (McGREGOR CASTING): CASTING WORKSHOP
Acting
2018
HUBSTUDIO
ERIN CORNELL: SINGING FOR ACTORS MASTECLASS
Acting, Singing
2018
FOUNTAINHEAD CASTING
JO BRIANT: SCENE CLASS
Acting
2018
ACTING WORLD
NATELA DZULIASHVILI: MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE
Acting
2017
HUBSTUDIO
AMY HUME: FREEING THE NATURAL VOICE
Acting
2017
HUBSTUDIO
LINDA NICHOLLS-GIDLEY: AMERICAN ACCENT MASTERCLASS
Acting
2017
HUBSTUDIO
MICHAEL BOOTH: FILM AUDITION WORKSHOP
Acting
2017
SPEAK EASY
NATASHA McNAMARA: VOICE AND DIALECTS
Acting - Voice, Accents, Dialects
2017
MITCHELL CASTING
AMANDA MITCHELL: MITCHELL CASTING WORKSHOP
Acting
2017
HUBSTUDIO
MIRANDA HARCOURT: MASTERCLASS
Acting
2016
HUBSTUDIO
JO BRIANT: CASTING MASTERCLASS
Acting
2016
HUBSTUDIO
PHILIP QUAST: MASTERCLASS
Acting
2015-2017
HUBSTUDIO
AMY HUME & GABRIELLE ROGERS: DROP-IN VOICE FOR ACTORS
Acting
2016
ACTING WORLD
NATELA DZULIASHVILI: MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE
Acting
2016
ACTING WORLD
NATELA DZULIASHVILI: AN ACTOR PREPARES: STANISLAVSKI METHOD ACTING
Acting

Skills & Attributes

Shoe Size
9.5
Clothing Size
Male - S
Natural Accent
American, Australian
Ethnicity
European, Italian, Semitic, Spanish, Southern European
Accents
American Standard, Australian, Brooklyn, Cockney, English, French, Irish, Italian, New England , Scottish
Languages
French, Italian
Hair Length
Ear Level
Hair Style
Curly
Instrumental
Guitar, String
Dance
Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Rock n Roll
Singing
Blues, Choir, Classical, Contemporary, Folk, Rock, Pop, Country & Western
Singing Range
Tenor
Sport
Baseball, Body Boarding , Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Ice Skating, Martial Arts, Pilates, Rugby League, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Touch Football, Yoga, Rowing
Circus
Contortionist
Drivers Licences
Car
Model Work Types
Body, Commercial, Feet, Hair, Hands, Legs, Promotional
Professional Skills
Actor, Choreographer, Corporate, Dancer, Director, Model, Presenter, Voice Artist, Writer, Producer, Singer

Media

Public Media
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Notes

Born in Australia, Richard James Allen has been performing professionally around the world as an actor, dancer and poet for more than 30 years. Trained as an actor in the methods of Constantin Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov, Jerzy Grotowski, Peter Brooke, Pina Bausch and others, he has a wide dramatic, physical and vocal range. A writer himself, he has a profound respect for language and a rich understanding of the underlying dramatic shape of a scene. An experienced performer for stage and screen, he is creative and at ease with improvisation, fluid and generous in collaboration. A teacher of directing actors at Sydney Film School, he understands the nuances of different styles of acting, and has a precisely honed ability to respond to direction. Once described as being “Australia’s most successful performance poet” (Nyk Sykes, Secretary, Poets Union, Inc.), he has a developed skill at holding an audience and a finely tuned sense of comic timing. Richard also has unique physical capabilities. An advanced yoga teacher and practitioner, with an additional track record as an acclaimed choreographer, he can easily pick up most physical skills, and unites a surprising flexibility and strength, speed and grace in his actions with trained dancer’s ability to take physical direction and understand precise shape and movement sequencing in a short time. He also has a rich singing voice and rich understanding of musicality and rhythm having studied violin and piano and sung in the Sydney Opera House as a child. Richard James Allen is Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed Physical TV Company in Sydney, and before that was Artistic Director of Tasdance in Launceston and That Was Fast in New York City. In addition to work with these companies, he has performed in films, plays, performance pieces, site specific works, dances and street theatre with numerous other international directors, writers, producers and choreographers. He has played many roles on film and on stage, including a schizophrenic, a monk, a soldier, a madman, a filmmaker, a murderer, a loyal son and a range of fathers, plus two very different kinds of angels. These productions have received critical acclaim in The New York Times and other leading publications, multiple awards and nominations, and been broadcast, screened and performed in 30 countries around the world. His performances have been describes as “extraordinary” (ArtsHub, Sydney), “terrifying” (The Village Voice, NYC), “ferociously watchable” (The Glasgow Herald).