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Richard O'Brien is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Sound British born on 25 march 1942 at Cheltenham (United-kingdom)

Richard O'Brien

Richard O'Brien
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Birth name Richard Timothy Smith
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 25 march 1942 (82 years) at Cheltenham (United-kingdom)

Richard O'Brien (born Richard Smith 25 March 1942) is an English actor, television presenter, writer and theatre performer.

He wrote the musical The Rocky Horror Show and later presented the television show The Crystal Maze. O'Brien also co-wrote the screenplay of the film adaptation, The Rocky Horror Picture Show released in 1975, and appeared in the film as Riff Raff. The stage show has been in almost continuous production. He is also the voice of Lawrence Fletcher, the title characters' father in Phineas and Ferb.

O'Brien became a citizen of New Zealand in 2011, also retaining his British citizenship.


O'Brien has married three times and has three children. In a 2009 interview he spoke about an ongoing struggle to reconcile cultural gender roles and described himself as being transgender or possible third sex. O'Brien stated, "There is a continuum between male and female. Some are hard-wired one way or another, I’m in between." He expounded on this in a 2013 interview where he talked about using oestrogen for the previous decade, and that he views himself as 70% male and 30% female.

In June 2010, the media reported that O'Brien had been denied New Zealand citizenship owing to him being too old under the country's immigration criteria. O'Brien's application appeared to garner public support and the decision was later overturned on appeal. In August 2010, New Zealand's Dominion Post reported that O'Brien would be allowed residency and possibly citizenship as an "exceptional" case. According to the Waikato Times, he was officially registered as a New Zealand citizen on 14 December 2011.

On 16 August 2010, he appeared on an episode of Celebrity Cash in the Attic, where he donated the takings from his sale of memorabilia to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester.

On 7 July 2012, aged 70, he proposed to Sabrina Graf, aged 35, a native of Germany, whom he had been dating for 3 years. They married on 6 April 2013 at their home in Katikati, Bay of Plenty.

Best films

Pieces of Dreams (1970)

Usually with

Jim Sharman
Jim Sharman
(4 films)
Nell Campbell
Nell Campbell
(4 films)
Dan Povenmire
Dan Povenmire
(2 films)
Michael White
Michael White
(2 films)
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Filmography of Richard O'Brien (31 films)

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The Stolen
The Stolen (2017)
, 1h38
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Alice Eve, Graham McTavish, Jack Davenport, Richard O'Brien
Roles Mr. Russell
Rating53% 2.6579752.6579752.6579752.6579752.657975
Pendant l'été 1882, Charlotte Locktown et son époux David, un couple de britanniques aisés, venus s'installer dans une île au sud de la Nouvelle-Zélande, fondent une famille en accueillant leur premier enfant. Quelques mois plus tard, un soir, trois inconnus pénètrent dans leur maison, tuent David et kidnappe leur petit garçon. Dévastée mais déterminée, et face à l'impuissance de la police, Charlotte décide de retrouver son enfant toute seule. Après avoir reçu une photo de lui avec une demande de rançon, elle participe à la ruée vers l'or qui s'est emparée du pays afin d'obtenir des indices qui la mèneront vers l'homme responsable de la mort de son époux et de l'enlèvement de son fils.
Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, 50minutes
Directed by Dan Povenmire, Robert F. Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Actors Vincent Martella, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ashley Tisdale, Dee Bradley Baker, Caroline Rhea, Richard O'Brien
Roles Lawrence Fletcher (voice)
Rating77% 3.8838953.8838953.8838953.8838953.883895
Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor et Hulk entrent à Danville après que la machine à voyager dans les dimensions du Dr Doofenshmirtz crée un problème dans l’espace, ce qui supprime accidentellement leurs pouvoirs et les rendent humains. Phinéas et Ferb vont devoir les aider pour que leurs pouvoirs reviennent et qu'ils combattent Crâne rouge, Blacklash, Venom et MODOK.
The British Guide to Showing Off
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary
Actors Brian Eno, Richard O'Brien, Ruby Wax, Divine, Derek Jarman, Leigh Bowery
Rating64% 3.2288253.2288253.2288253.2288253.228825
As well as charting the latest incarnation of the Alternative Miss World, the film studies the history of the show itself, which first took place in 1972 and has had a number of high-profile celebrities both entering and judging it.
Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, 1h7
Directed by Dan Povenmire, Robert F. Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Musical films, Political films, Dystopian films, Children's films
Actors Vincent Martella, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ashley Tisdale, Laura Dickinson, Dee Bradley Baker, Kelly Hu
Roles Lawrence Fletcher / Lawrence-2 (voice)
Rating73% 3.691783.691783.691783.691783.69178
The film begins In medias res, after Phineas, Ferb, Candace, Perry, and Dr. Doofenshmirtz have been nabbed by 2nd Dimension Dr. Doofenshmirtz and his sidekick Platyborg. Phineas and Ferb have a flash back to how their morning began.
Jackboots on Whitehall, 1h26
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Comedy, Action, Animation
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Alternate history films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Alan Cumming, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, Richard E. Grant
Roles Heinrich Himmler
Rating53% 2.6520652.6520652.6520652.6520652.652065
In 1940, Nazi Germany invades Great Britain by drilling under the English Channel and up through the cobblestones on Whitehall. In London, from his bunker under Downing Street, Prime Minister Winston Churchill issues a call to arms for all of Britain to band together to resist the invaders. In a small village, Chris, a young farm worker rallies the residents to fight back. Joining forces with Churchill's small group of soldiers, the resistance movement retreats to Hadrian's Wall where the unlikely saviours of the country come from the Scottish highlands.
Night Train, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Danny Glover, Leelee Sobieski, Steve Zahn, Matthias Schweighöfer, Richard O'Brien, Togo Igawa
Roles Mrs. Froy
Rating56% 2.8490652.8490652.8490652.8490652.849065
Two passengers (Sobieski and Zahn) and the conductor (Glover) discover that a person died in their night train cabin after taking an overdose. They come across "valuable jewels" in a small box which the man had brought with him and decide to keep it for themselves. Their plan begins to fall apart as they become suspicious of each other as well as outside forces.
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream, 1h28
Origin Canada
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors John Waters, Alejandro Jodorowsky, David Lynch, George A. Romero, Robert Shaye, Perry Henzell
Roles Himself
Rating72% 3.6256453.6256453.6256453.6256453.625645
Midnight Movies est un documentaire qui explore le parcours méconnu de six grands films cultes des années 70 : La Nuit des morts vivants, Pink Flamingos, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eraserhead, El Topo, The Harder They Come. Ces six films à petit budget, montrés aux séances de minuit, ont influencé la manière de faire et voir les films, ils ont réinventé le médium en dépassant les frontières du mauvais goût et des tabous sociaux. Avec les interviews originales des réalisateurs John Waters, David Lynch, George A. Romero et Alejandro Jodorowsky.
The Ten Commandments (TV series), 2h47
Directed by Robert Dornhelm
Origin USA
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Dougray Scott, Naveen Andrews, Claire Bloom, Omar Sharif, Silas Carson, Mía Maestro
Rating53% 2.652922.652922.652922.652922.65292
Moses's mother, Jochebed, saves her baby from the edict of the Pharaoh that all newborn male Hebrew children must die by placing him in a basket on the Nile River. He is found by the Pharaoh's daughter Bithia and adopted into the royal house.
Elvira's Haunted Hills, 1h30
Directed by Sam Irvin
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Richard O'Brien, Mary Scheer, Cassandra Peterson, Sam Irvin, Robert Dornhelm, Rob Paulsen
Roles Lord Vladimere Hellsubus
Rating55% 2.798662.798662.798662.798662.79866
Carpathia, 1851: Elvira and her maidservant Zou Zou (Mary Jo Smith), are on their way to a can-can revue in Paris, when they get kicked out of an inn for a slight monetary discrepancy. After making their way out of the village they are rescued by a Dr. Bradley Bradley (Scott Atkinson), who takes her to stay at the castle in the hills high above the village. While there she meets the residents and discovers she happens to resemble the count's (Richard O'Brien) former deceased wife.
Dungeons & Dragons, 1h47
Directed by Courtney Solomon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons
Actors Justin Whalin, Marlon Wayans, Jeremy Irons, Thora Birch, Bruce Payne, Zoe McLellan
Roles Xilus
Rating36% 1.8071151.8071151.8071151.8071151.807115
The Empire of Izmer has long been a divided land, ruled by the Mages, an elite group of magic users. An evil mage named Profion (Jeremy Irons) attempts to create a sceptre that allows him to control Gold Dragons. He tries it out on a golden dragon, but it backfires and so the dragon is out of control, leaving Profion to kill it. The dragon bleeds into the river, causing it to catch fire, which many inhabitants notice, including a pair of thieves, Ridley (Justin Whalin) and Snails (Marlon Wayans).
Dark City
Dark City (1998)
, 1h40
Directed by Alex Proyas
Origin Australie
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic
Themes Films about altered memories, Medical-themed films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Dystopian films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Richard O'Brien, Bruce Spence
Roles Mr. Hand
Rating75% 3.798053.798053.798053.798053.79805
John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) awakens in a hotel bathtub, suffering from amnesia. He receives a phone call from Dr. Daniel Schreber (Kiefer Sutherland), who urges him to flee the hotel to evade a group of men who are after him. During the phone talk, Murdoch discovers the corpse of a brutalized, ritualistically murdered woman, along with a bloody knife. He flees the scene, just as the group of men (known as the Strangers) show up to investigate the room.
EverAfter (1998)
, 2h1
Directed by Andy Tennant
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about children, Politique, Films about the labor movement, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Judy Parfitt, Dougray Scott, Megan Dodds, Melanie Lynskey
Roles Pierre Le Pieu
Rating71% 3.5523853.5523853.5523853.5523853.552385
In the 19th century, a Grande Dame (Jeanne Moreau) summons The Brothers Grimm to her palace, where the brothers discuss their interpretation of the Cinderella story and notice a painting displayed in the room. The Grande Dame shows the brothers a glass slipper and tells them the story of Danielle de Barbarac, the true story of Cinderella. In 16th-century France, widower Auguste de Barbarac (Jeroen Krabbé), father of eight-year-old Danielle, marries Rodmilla de Ghent (Anjelica Huston), a wealthy baroness with two young daughters, Maguerite and Jacqueline, but he dies of a heart attack shortly afterwards. Before dying, Auguste's last words are directed to Danielle, which causes the Baroness to envy Danielle and treat her miserably for the next ten years. While Marguerite (Megan Dodds) is hostile and cruel to Danielle, Jacqueline (Melanie Lynskey) is kinder and more respectful to her, though she often stays out of the crossfires to keep the peace.
Spice World, 1h33
Directed by Bob Spiers
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about films, Feminist films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Mel B, Richard E. Grant, Emma Bunton, Claire Rushbrook, Roger Moore, Melanie C
Roles Damien
Rating37% 1.856941.856941.856941.856941.85694
The film begins with the Spice Girls performing "Too Much" on Top of the Pops, but they later become dissatisfied with the burdens of it. Meanwhile, sinister newspaper owner Kevin McMaxford (Barry Humphries) is attempting to ruin the girls' reputation for his newspaper's ratings. McMaxford dispatches photographer Damien (Richard O'Brien) to take pictures and tape recordings of the girls. Less threatening but more annoying is documentarian Piers Cuthbertson-Smyth (Alan Cumming), who stalks the girls along with his camera crew, hoping to use them as subjects for his next project. At the same time, the girls' manager, Clifford (Richard E. Grant), is fending off two over-eager Hollywood writers, named Martin Barnfield and Graydon (George Wendt and Mark McKinney), who relentlessly pitch absurd plot ideas for a feature film for the Spice Girls.
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, 1h32
Directed by Stuart Orme
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Alternate history films, Children's films
Actors Stephanie Beacham, Mel Smith, Geraldine James, Richard O'Brien, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Coy
Roles James
Rating59% 2.951192.951192.951192.951192.95119
The film is set in a alternative-history version of nineteenth century England where packs of wolves roam the countryside.
Revolution (1985)
, 2h4
Directed by Hugh Hudson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Adventure, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Joan Plowright, Frank Windsor, Steven Berkoff
Roles Lord Hampton
Rating53% 2.651132.651132.651132.651132.65113
Fur trapper Tom Dobb unwillingly participates in the American Revolutionary War after his son Ned is drafted into the Army. Later, his son is captured by the British, and taken by the strict Sergeant Major Peasy. Dobb attempts to find him, and along the way, becomes convinced that he must help fight for the freedom of the Colonies, alongside the disgraced & idealistic aristocrat Daisy McConnahay.