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  • . Richard O'Brien, the man who brought "The Rocky Horror Show" to the world was born Richard Smith in Gloucestershire, England. Richard's family moved to New Zealand when he was ten, taking up sheep farming. 

    A young man in his twenties, Richard O'Brien returned to London and worked at many different jobs. Richard broke into the entertainment world as a stuntman. After doing stunt work in a number of films, O'Brien decided that what he really wanted to be was an actor and took classes toward his goal.

    Richard O'Brien appeared in many musical stage productions in England including: "Hair", "Jesus Christ Superstar", and "Little Shop of Horrors". Another of his talents was writing music. Richard O'Brien has said that he wrote "The Rocky Horror Show" to use up some of the songs he had written. Of course, "Rocky Horror" is the cult favorite of all time. Richard has appeared in the role of Riff Raff in the stage production and in the 1975 movie, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show".

    . Dark City - 27 Febuary 1998. Sci-fi film from New Line Cinema. Cast includes: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, Richard O'Brien, Ian Richardson, William Hurt and Melissa George. 

    SpiceWorld - 23 January 1998 USA release. From Sony Pictures, opens world wide and stars the Spice Girls. Cast includes: Victoria, Mel B, Emma, Mel C, Geri as well as Roger Moore, Claire Rushbrook, George Wendt, Richard O'Brien, Alan Cumming, Meatloaf, Barry  Humphries, Richard E. Grant, Naoko Mori, and Mark McKinney.

    Cinderella - 7 August 1998. Cast: Drew Barrymore, Angelica Huston, Melanie Lynsky, Richard O'Brien, Dougray Scott.

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