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Richard James Lumsden (born 24 June 1965) is an English actor, writer, composer and musician. He played Nathan in Channel 4's drama Sugar Rush and on radio he plays Ray in Clare in the Community.

His television work also includes Colin in three series of Is it Legal?, Henry in Wonderful you (both for ITV); Foggy in two series of First of the Summer Wine, Charles in All About Me, Nutter in The Sharp End and Roger in The House That Jack Built, all for the BBC. He has appeared as Martin in series three of The Catherine Tate Show, and Arnold, an ex-boyfriend of Clare Bates in EastEnders. He appeared in the films Sense and Sensibility, The Avengers, Room To Rent, Silent Cry, Gospel of John, Attila The Hun and Life of Riley.

He attended Lady Manners School before he trained at the Guildford School of Acting, graduating in 1986. Married to actress Sophie Thompson (sister of Emma Thompson) since 1995, they live in East Finchley, London and have two children.

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