Swansea born Richard Mylan is a stage, film and television actor.

On television he is well known as deputy head teacher Simon Lowsley in the BBC1 series Waterloo Road and Oliver in the much loved sitcom Coupling, as well as his roles in Grownups, Belonging, Bad Girls and Wild West - where he starred alongside Dawn French and Catherine Tate. Theatre roles include a West End debut in the musical Starlight Express, followed by numerous West End plays.

Richard learned to dance from an early age, moving to London at the age of twelve to train at the Urdang Academy. Whilst at college he auditioned for and got the role as Flat Top and then Electra in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express - a show that involved learning to dance on skates and where he also learned to sing. He is featured on the show's soundtrack.

Richard Mylan was also in a funk band called Puppy Phat, who played at venues such as Ronnie Scotts.

Richard's first big break on television was in BBC's Coupling, which lead to other TV work including roles in Doctors, Where The Heart Is, The Bill and Casualty. Feature film work includes acting alongside Danny Dyer, Tammar Hussein, Kevin Costner and Jude Law, plus roles in several successful short films. He also voiced the role of Pryderi in the animation film Otherworld.

Behind the camera, Richard enjoys film directing and editing. He recently edited the documentary film to accompany My Black Skin, written by Nicholas Pinnock. After this, Richard is working with friend James Lance, editing a film where James makes his directorial debut.

Richard is the Creative Director of Film & Drama at The Princes Trust, Cardiff. He also teaches film and drama to young offenders in South Wales and teaches 'Acting for Camera' at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama's Young Actors Studio.