Oliver Trenchard

Played By Richard Goulding


He has the worst qualities of his father and none of his best. His belief in his own superiority is not supported either by achievement, intelligence or even birth. He wants everything his father wants, but unlike James, he is not prepared to work for it. Yet though he is shallow and greedy, there is a small and undernourished moral spark in him.


Richard’s stage credits include St George and the Dragon at the National; They Drink it in the Congo at the Almeida; King Charles III in London and Broadway, for which he was nominated for a Tony award; a season with the RSC; King Lear (Almeida) and Posh (West End / Royal Court). Earlier this year, Richard was seen in one-off Channel 4 drama Brexit playing Boris Johnson opposite Benedict Cumberbatch. He will soon be seen in White House Farm Murders and is currently filming a large guest role in series 4 of The Crown. Other screen credits include a regular role in new Channel 4 drama Traitors; two previous series and the Wedding Special of The WindsorsKing Charles III playing Prince Harry; MGM feature Me Before You, opposite Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke; Queen of the DesertThe Iron Lady with Meryl Streep; BBC series Ripper Street and a series regular in Fresh Meat.