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Richard O'Brien

1942 - Today

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Richard Timothy Smith (born 25 March 1942), known professionally as Richard O'Brien, is a British-New Zealand actor, writer, musician, and television presenter. He wrote the musical stage show The Rocky Horror Show in 1973, which has remained in continuous production. He also co-wrote the screenplay along with director Jim Sharman for the film adaptation, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), and appeared on-screen as Riff Raff; the film became an international success and has received a large cult following. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard O'Brien has received more than 3,359,511 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard O'Brien is the 3,297th most popular actor (down from 2,731st in 2019), the 2,793rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,510th in 2019) and the 411th most popular British Actor.

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  • 3.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.22

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.68

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Richard O'Brien ranks 3,297 out of 9,996Before him are Paul Naschy, Christian Berkel, Paula Patton, Eileen Heckart, Nancy Kwan, and Rajinikanth. After him are Moses Gunn, Ricky Hui, Roshan Seth, Catherine Schell, Denver Pyle, and Lupu Pick.

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Among people born in 1942, Richard O'Brien ranks 352Before him are C. J. Cherryh, Pål Tyldum, Bo Johansson, John Shrapnel, Pamela Tiffin, and Želimir Žilnik. After him are Roshan Seth, Meredith Monk, Sterling Morrison, Rita Tushingham, Flora Purim, and Marco Rota.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard O'Brien ranks 2,793 out of 7,765Before him are Thomas Wedgwood (1771), Lesley-Anne Down (1954), Mary Renault (1905), Lambert Simnel (1477), Jimmy Bain (1947), and Henry Maitland Wilson (1881). After him are Harry Styles (1994), Effie Gray (1828), Nevile Henderson (1882), Gary Neville (1975), Charles Cameron (1746), and Alicia Markova (1910).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Richard O'Brien ranks 411Before him are Freddie Bartholomew (1924), Caroline Goodall (1959), John Shrapnel (1942), Jim Sturgess (1978), Barry Jackson (1938), and Lesley-Anne Down (1954). After him are Ray Cooney (1932), Rita Tushingham (1942), Brian Blessed (1936), Stanley Baker (1928), Mark Sheppard (1964), and Teresa Ann Savoy (1955).

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