Date of Birth
8 December 1989, England, UK
Richard Jonathan Fleeshman
6' 2" (1.88 m)
Son of actor David Fleeshman and actress Sue Jenkins.
Brother of actress Emily Fleeshman.
He won the TV talent show Soapstar Superstar (2006), beating nine other British soap actors to the title. He received Â£200,000 for his chosen charity.
Both his parents have also appeared in Coronation Street (1960). His father David Fleeshman has appeared as four different characters between 1976 and 2005, and his mother Sue Jenkins played Gloria Todd for three years, only leaving the show when she became pregnant with Richard.
Former member of Youth Unlimited Theatre Group.
Attended Cheadle Hulme School, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, UK.
19 November 2007: Released his debut single, 'Coming Down', after signing a major record deal with Universal Records.
Was in a relationship with Roxanne Pallett (January 2006-October 2007).
Made his Broadway debut in "Ghost the Musical" as Sam Wheat at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23, 2012.
Was in a relationship with Samantha Barks from November 2013 until December 2014.
Has been in a relationship with theatre actress Celinde Schoenmaker since July 2015.