Who is Richard Flood?
Richard Flood was born under the zodiac sign of Leo on 29 July 1982, in Dublin, Ireland. He is an actor, with 11 credits to his name, perhaps mostly known for his role in the series “Crossing Lines”, in which he played the character Tommy McConnel. It’s an action crime drama, written and created by Edward Allen Bernero, with its premiere on 9 June 2013 in Italy, the first time that Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo opened with a TV series. It’s about a special unit which investigates crimes, as to hunt down criminals that cross international boundaries.
Even though the series didn’t win any awards, it’s still popular worldwide.
Early life and education
Richard was raised in Dublin, the capitol and the largest city of Ireland, by his Irish parents, who are still unknown to media. There is no information about any siblings either.
He attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2000, Richard launched his modelling career.
As he’s said in one of his interviews, he always dreamed about becoming an actor in the American film industry. So, after many years of struggling in Ireland, doing the hardest of jobs, he eventually had enough money to move to the USA and try his luck.
Roles in TV series
In 2012, Richard appeared in the mini-series “Titanic: Blood and Steel”, an historical drama about the construction of a famous ship, religious and political contretemps, and which follows a love story of a young Italian woman and one of the engineers.
In 2013, Richard started shooting for the drama “Crossing Lines”, alongside Tom Wlaschiha, Lara Rosi and Donald Sutherland, appearing in all 22 episodes of the first two seasons.
In 2015, he was cast to play Garda Supt. James McKay, in the drama “Red Rock”, a crime drama created by Peter Mckenna, which follows the stories revolving around the Dublin Garda station, and starring Patrick Ryan, Andrea Irvine and David Crowley. It was nominated for 20 awards, winning three Irish Film and Television Awards for Best Television Drama Series/Serial/Soap in 2015, 2016 and 2018.
From 2017 to 2019, Richard Flood starred as Ford Kellogg in season eight of the series “The Shameless”, created by John Wells and Paul Abbot, which is about a disorganized, gutsy and violent Chicago family.
His character started a relationship with one of the female characters named Fiona, but it was far away from a perfect love story. “The Shameless” had 69 award nominations and 16 wins, including four Primetime Emmys.
In 2019, Richard appeared in an episode of the series “Made in Italy”, a drama created by Paolo Marchesini, Laura and Lisa Cotta Ramosino, about a young woman struggling with her life,
The most striking role for Richard Flood is certainly his portrayal of Dr. Cormac Hayes, in the series “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2019. His character is a young doctor from Ireland, who goes to the US to study medicine. His wife died from cancer, and he’s now a single father of two young boys.
At Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, he’s the new Head of Paediatric Surgery. This series created by Shonda Rimes had 234 award nominations and 81 wins, including four Primetime Emmys.
Roles in movies
In 2010, he appeared in the television movie “Three Wise Women”, marking his film debut. Then he was cast in the 2011 short movie called “Solo”, followed by the 2013 TV movie “Killing Kennedy”, directed by Nelson McCormick, and starring Ginnifer Goodwin and Rob Love in the thriller revealing how history changed after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, on 22 November 1963. Richard played the role of Kenny O’Donnell, who was special assistant and consultant to the President; the movie had 11 award nominations, including three for Primetime Emmys, and it won a Women’s Image Network Award in 2014.
In 2017, he acted with Simon Cotton and Jasmine Hyde in the mystery drama “Amaurosis”, originally entitled “The Unseen”, directed and written by Gary Sinyor. Richard portrayed the character Will Shields, a devoted father and husband, who after a family tragedy, he and his wife Gemma experienced some paranormal and very strange happenings. The movie won five awards, including one for Best Original Score at the Horrorhaus Film Festival in 2018, Festival Director’s Choice Award at Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema in 2019, and a Gold Award at West Coast International Film Festival in 2019.
Love life and marriage with Gabriella Pession
This 39 years old actor has been keeping his love life a big secret, and has spoken of only a single woman whom he has been with. Nevertheless, there are various rumours concerning both his sexual orientation, and his love life.
In 2012, Richard started dating one of the most beautiful Italian actresses, Gabriella Pession. She was actually born in Florida on 2 November 1977, but as a young girl, she moved to Italy and spent her childhood there. They met each other while filming for the TV series “Crossing Lines”. In 2014, Richard and Gabriella announced their engagement, and the same year became parents of their firstborn child, a boy they named Giulio.
In 2016, the couple married in Italy, and as of August 2021, they still appear to be happily married.
Hobbies and other interests
Some of Richard’s favorite hobbies are swimming, surfing and skating. He loves to spend time with his family at the beach, or at the pool, but they often enjoy their time on a yacht.
He also has interests in riding old motorcycles, such as the famous Italian Vespa.
He prefers watching movies in cinema rather than at home. – his favourite genres are action and thriller. If you ask him about who is his favourite actor, he will answer with the biggest smile on his face, that his wife is his favourite actress.
He isn’t very active on his Instagram account or other social media, because as we know, he prefers to keep his life private.
Richard is proud of his Irish roots, so whenever he has a chance to post a picture on social media about Ireland, he does so – either it is about a popular Irish drink, or even a title on a T-shirt with Ireland in heading.
Age, height and net worth
Richard’s age is 39. He has short black hair, but tends to shave his head. His eyes are blue. His body has athletic shape – he’s 6ft (1.83m) tall, and weighs around 172lbs (78kgs).
As of August 2021, his net worth has been estimated at about $1 million.