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Richard "Rik" Rankin (born Richard Harris; 4 January 1983) is a Scottish film, television and theatre actor. He is, perhaps, best known for his roles in the Scottish sketch show, Burnistoun and as Captain Thomas Gillan in the BBC One war drama, The Crimson Field. In December 2015, he was cast as Roger Wakefield in the STARZ television adaptation of Outlander.
Richard was born Richard Harris in Glasgow in 1983 and grew up in Rutherglen. However, upon becoming an actor, he began using his mother's maiden name, Rankin, to prevent confusion with Irish actor, Richard Harris. He enrolled at Langside College with his brother, and fellow actor, Colin Harris.
Richard first came to prominence with Robert Florence, starring alongside him in VideoGaiden and Burnistoun. After brief appearances on Scottish television shows, such as Taggart and Legit, he was approached by the BBC to star as Captain Thomas Gillan in a new TV mini-series called The Crimson Field alongside Kevin Doyle and Oona Chaplin. The series aired on BBC One on April 6, 2014. He also starred in a low-budget horror film, House of Him, which was released during the Glasgow Film Festival in February, 2014. The film had a budget of approximately £900 and starred many of his old Burnistoun colleagues, including Robert Florence, Kirsty Strain and Louise Stewart.
|2014||The House of Him||Him|
|2011||Dead Ringer (Short)||Richie|
|2016-||Outlander (TV series)||Roger Wakefield|
|2016||Thirteen (TV Mini-Series)||DI Elliott Carne|
|From Darkness||Norrie Duncan|
|The Syndicate||Sean McGary|
|Silent Witness||D.I. Luke Nelson|
|2014||The Crimson Field (TV Mini-Series)||Capt Thomas Gillan|
|2009||The Old Guys||Groom|
|The Lieutenant of Inishmore|
|Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off|
|Celts in Seville|
- ↑ http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=11893
- ↑ http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/tv-radio/crimson-field-star-richard-rankin-3290814
- ↑ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01tlxzb
- ↑ http://glasgow.stv.tv/articles/264915-budget-glasgow-horror-film-the-house-of-him-at-glasgow-film-festival/
- ↑ http://www.nationaltheatrescotland.com/content/default.asp?page=s687_10