Poldark star Richard Harrington says he worked as Deliveroo rider in lockdown

Richard Harrington, who starred in Poldark and The Crown, revealed he worked as a Deliveroo driver in lockdown.

The 45-year-old actor, who played Captain Andrew Blamey in Poldark, and appeared as Fred Phillips in The Crown.

He has also starred in shows like Endeavour, Death in Paradise, Casualty and Midsomer Murders.

The Welsh actor fell on some hard times in 2020 as he was left without work “between March and September” due to pandemic restrictions.

So he decided to take up a job delivering takeaways in London to supplement his income.

In an interview with BBC Cymru Fyw, he said: “I got a job with Deliveroo, going around on my bike and delivering takeaways to people in London.

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“I’m normally quite a fit person but the lockdown has turned me into a lock-in so I was thankful I was able to go on my bike every day because of the job.”

Harrington was also able to spend more time with his family, including wife Hannah Daniel.

The couple are expecting their second child together.

His last acting gig was in Fflam, a Welsh series which aired on S4C.

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The show follows Noni, a widow, as she attempts to move on from the death of her husband, who died in a horrific fire.

Noni is looking into being an egg donor for her friends, who are trying to have a baby, when Beds – Richard Harrington’s character – comes barging into her life.

Richard’s own grief at the loss of his mother in 2014 helped him acclimatise to the part.

“She had cancer and it was a big shock when she had the prognosis, but we had nine months to deal with it,” he said.

“Grief can creep in when you least expect it. You don’t really deal with anything for a couple years after.”

Harrington said he “threw himself into work” in the years following her death.

“I threw myself into work, I threw myself into running, I threw myself into the well-being of my children,” he said.

“But looking back I wasn’t very kind to myself, I didn’t give myself much room to think properly.”

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