Richard Rankin Movies, Background, Professional Career, Relationship and Net Worth

Published Date   15th Jul. 2017, 09:43 am
Richard Rankin Movies, Background, Professional Career, Relationship and Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Richard Rankin
Date of Birth: 04/01/1983
Age: 38 years old
Nationality: Scottish

The Scottish actor, Richard Rankin movies earned him fame and net worth due to his perseverance and passion in the acting field.


Born as Richard Harris, Richard Rankin is best known for his role as Captain Thomas Gillan in Scottish show Burnistoun. He also gained prominence through his role in war drama The Crimson Field and BBC Three drama Thirteen where he played the character, DI Elliot Carne. Apart from dramas and television show, there are a number of Richard Rankin movies that earned him fame.

Birth and Background

Richard Rankin was born as Richard Harris on January 4, 1983 in Glasgow, Scotland, in the United Kingdoms. This fact makes his nationality Scottish and his age 34 years by January 2017. He grew up in Rutherglen with his brother Collin Harris, an actor.

Upon growing up as an actor, Rankin began using his mother’s maiden name Rankin to avoid confusion in his identity with the famous Irish actor and singer Richard St. John Harris. Rankin attended Langside College with his brother, Collin.

Rankin aspired to become an IT professional at first; however, his mindset changed in a trip to Los Angeles. When Rankin was 21 years old, he travelled to LA to train as actor.

Professional Career

Richard Rankin movies did not come up in the first place. Instead, Rankin started his career from Scottish show Burnistoun and VideoGaiden. Later, he went on to acting in Scottish television series. Similarly, Rankin got the chance to act in the Oliver Award winning play Black Watch. He toured worldwide through this play. The National Theater of Scotland organized the play. Taggart and Legit are the other series where he made his appearance.

Soon after, his acting fetched attention of BBC. Therefore, BBC approached Rankin to star as iconic character Captain Thomas Gillian in a series called The Crimson Field, which aired on April 2014. Richard Rankin gained prominence in acting career through this miniseries where he starred alongside Oona Chaplin and Kevin Doyle. Rankin’s other performances in television series are The Syndicate and From Darkness.

Eventually, Richard Rankin movies started to come up as he started his acting career from low-budget films. He starred in a horror film House of Him with many of his colleagues from Burnistoun: Robert Florence, Louise Steward and Kristy Strain. The low budget film (£900) released during the Glasgow Film Festival in February 2014.

A year later, he joined BBC and became the cast of crime drama series Silent Witness. He appeared in two part story “Fallen Angels”. There, he played Detective Inspector Luke Nelson. Towards the end of the same year, Rankin appeared in the Starz series Outlander. He played the role of Roger Wakefield in the movie, where he performed tremendously emotional actor and grabbed attention of international audience.

Richard Rankin movies and series include The Replacement,  released in 2017. He acted as Ian Rooney in the series. Similarly, Thirteen, From Darkness and American Odyssey are the other drama series that highlighted his career as an actor.

Relationship and Net Worth

Richard Rankin is quite private about his personal life and relationship status. Even though he has not mentioned about his relationship or girlfriend in public, he has posted photos with Sophie Skelton in his official Instagram profile. Therefore, there is a rumor that they are together.

Rankin has a successful career till date as an actor. He has appeared in small and big screens including plays and Scottish series. Therefore, his net worth is estimated to be in seven-digits. However, his actual net worth and salary remain confidential.

The remarkable actor gained fame and prominence in acting career after he changed his mindset from becoming a professional in IT sector through a trip to LA. Nevertheless, he made a right choice as we can see his acting career growing.

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