Cast Interviews
Ben Richards

Ben Richards

Plays
Bruno Milligan

TELL US A BIT ABOUT THE CHARACTER YOU PLAY?
A talented footballer player in the last years of his sporting career and has just branched out into the club/restaurant arena. He's charming and suave in public but controlling and dangerous in private.

REMIND US OF THE LAST TIME WE SAW YOUR CHARACTER AT THE END OF FOOTBALLERS' WIVES SERIES 4.
He was racing like a madman to an address he had for his wife's lover Giles Arrowsmith, on his way to do the man some serious damage!

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY ABOUT PLAYING YOUR CHARACTER?
He so very different from me, he is a man with many a complexity. His character is filled with anxiety, paranoia and the general anger. It's a fun challenge.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE AND DISLIKE ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER IF YOU WERE INTRODUCED IN REAL LIFE?
He is arrogant and opinionated, qualities I find very unattractive. I wouldn't mind having a lift in one of his cars though!

WHAT ARE THE SIMILARITIES/DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YOU AND THE CHARACTER YOU ARE PLAYING?
Very little, although we are both ambitious and consider the family to be very important. He's extremely passionate and committed to his work. I could never be that nasty!

WHAT DO YOU THINK VIEWERS WILL THINK OF THIS EXTENSION TO FOOTBALLERS' WIVES?
Hopefully they'll love it.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST PROFESSIONAL ACTING ROLE?
In Oliver at the Connaught Theatre Worthing. I wasn't paid much thought as I was still a kid.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND BROUGHT UP?
Down in West Sussex just outside of Bognor Regis.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Hertfordshire.

DO YOU SUPPORT A FOOTBALL TEAM?
I'm a Gooner, it's got to be Arsenal.

WHAT IS YOUR STAR SIGN AND DO YOU BELIEVE IN THEM?
Aries - I don't know enough about it supposedly I am quite a typical Arian.

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING INVOLVED WITH EXTRA TIME?
The vibe on set, we all get on really well.

HAVE YOU FILMED A MEMORABLE SCENE?
I had a big scene where myself and Ben Price (Conrad Gates) had to rush to my Aston Martin DB9 and drive off at speed. I couldn't get the bloody car to start, and eventually, only managed to get the windscreen wipers to work!

WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO DO AFTER FINISHING FILMING THE SERIES?
Keep working... please! Maybe a little theatre again, who knows?

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME? ANY HOBBIES OR SPORTS YOU ENJOY?
Going to the gym, running swimming, dining out...