Antony Richards

Dr. Antony Richards first became interested in Sherlock Holmes while at university, and in 1992 was the founding member of the Irregular Special Railway Company – the only society uniquely interested in railways and the ‘Holmesian Canon’. In the same year he founded the Irregular Special Players, and since then has been responsible for literally thousands of crimes. In fact, if taking on the role of Sherlock Holmes in the productions counts as ‘acting’ then he should be in the Guinness Book of World Records as having played the great detective more times than any other actor either living or dead!

When not pursuing Holmesian activities, Antony has worked as a scientist for British Gas, and also for several computer simulations companies worldwide. He is a crystallographer by trade, having graduated from Dr. Watson’s alma mater. In his spare time Antony is a Freeman of the City of London, a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers, past master of Aldersgate Ward Club, a long-standing associate lecturer at the Open University, member of the Royal Institution of Great Britain and the founder of the Inspector Morse Society.