Richard James Allen’s performing career as an actor, dancer and poet has taken him physically to hundreds of national and international theatrical venues, and virtually to film festival and television screens in over 30 countries around the world. Productions in which he has appeared have received multiple awards and nominations, including a shortlisting for an AACTA and a longlisting for an Oscar. They have been critically acclaimed in ‘The New York Times’, ‘The Washington Post’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘The Observer’, ‘The Australian’ and ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’. His performances have been described as “extraordinary” (‘ArtsHub’, Sydney), “terrifying” (‘The Village Voice’, NYC), and “ferociously watchable” (‘The Glasgow Herald’). Richard was a Finalist for Lead Performance at the Nightmares Film Festival, Columbus, Ohio, USA in 2021 for his portrayal of Hans in the psychological thriller ‘Bloodshot Heart’. Critical praise: “A spectacular performance from Allen who captures all the little moments of someone who has suffered a traumatic event in his life and how his way of processing the events are doing more harm than good” (‘Into:Screens’). “Richard James Allen’s portrayal of Hans is something you must experience. His lovesick puppy act masks all the mysterious and deeply troubling emotions inside his head. The nuance he brings to Hans is astounding” (‘Reel News Daily’). “Adore that lead performance. Richard James Allen’s Hans moves so musically, he feels like he’s from another world” (Alexei Toliopoulos).