Richard O'Brien is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Sound British born on 25 march 1942 at Cheltenham (United-kingdom)
Richard O'Brien (born Richard Smith 25 March 1942) is an English actor, television presenter, writer and theatre performer.
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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.