CV for Ricky Whittle

Birth Name
Richard Whittle
Mini Biography

Ricky was born in Oldham, Lancashire. His father was in the Royal Air Force which meant travelling the world to different bases. Ricky was scouted to play as a professional footballer for Arsenal and Celtic football clubs but this was thwarted by injury and instead he went to Southampton University to read Law. Whilst there he began modelling and became the Face of Reebok for 2000. He then moved into acting, with a lead role in the football cult drama series 'Dream Team'. Since his tv debut,he has moved onto popular British soap 'Hollyoaks' for 4 years,BBC comedy Candy Cabs and featured in Strictly come dancing 2009 series 6. Whittle made his move to Los Angeles after booking comedy drama Single Ladies and Sundance 2013 breakout hit Austenland produced by Stephenie Meyer and Jerusha Hess.

Trivia:

A military brat, Ricky is also a qualified race car driver and skydiver

Awards
British Soap Awards
YearResultAwardCategory/Recipient(s)
2009 Nominated British Soap Award Sexiest Male
for: Hollyoaks (1995)

2008 Nominated Sexiest Male
for: Hollyoaks (1995)

2007 Nominated Sexiest Male
for: Hollyoaks (1995)

Filmography
Jump to filmography as: Actor, Self, Archive Footage
Actor:
  1. "Austenland" (2012) ... Cpt George East
  2. VH1 drama series "Single Ladies" (2012)
  3. "Billy" (2011) (pre-production) .... PC Michael Francis

  4. "Hollyoaks" .... Calvin Valentine (235 episodes, 2006-2010)
        - Episode #1.2829 (2010) TV episode .... Calvin Valentine
        - Episode #1.2828 (2010) TV episode .... Calvin Valentine
        - Episode #1.2825 (2010) TV episode .... Calvin Valentine
        - Episode #1.2822 (2010) TV episode .... Calvin Valentine
        - Episode #1.2821 (2010) TV episode .... Calvin Valentine
  5. "Candy Cabs" (2010) TV series

  6. Dream Team .... Ryan Naysmith (1 episode, 2002-2005)
        - Finale (2005) TV episode .... Ryan Naysmith
  7. "Holby City" .... David Richards (1 episode, 2004)
        - You Can Choose Your Friends... (2004) TV episode .... David Richards
Self:
  1. "The 5 O'Clock Show" .... Himself (1 episode, 2010)
        - Episode #1.5 (2010) TV episode .... Himself
  2. "Justin Lee Collins: Good Times" .... Himself (1 episode, 2010)
        - Episode #1.6 (2010) TV episode .... Himself
  3. "Breakfast" .... Himself - Contestant 'Strictly Come Dancing' / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
        - Episode dated 25 April 2010 (2010) TV episode .... Himself - Actor
        - Episode dated 18 December 2009 (2009) TV episode .... Himself - Contestant 'Strictly Come Dancing'
        - Episode dated 11 December 2009 (2009) TV episode .... Himself - Contestant 'Strictly Come Dancing'
  4. "Loose Women" .... Himself (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
        - Episode #14.162 (2010) TV episode .... Himself
        - Episode #14.80 (2009) TV episode .... Himself
        - Episode #13.226 (2009) TV episode .... Himself
  5. "Dancing on Ice" .... Himself - Audience Member (3 episodes, 2010)
        - Episode #5.16 (2010) TV episode .... Himself - Audience Member
        - Episode #5.10 (2010) TV episode .... Himself - Audience Member
        - Episode #5.11 (2010) TV episode .... Himself - Audience Member
  6. "Dancing on Ice Friday" .... Himself (1 episode, 2010)
        - Episode #1.6 (2010) TV episode .... Himself
  7. "Live from Studio Five" .... Himself - Presenter (1 episode, 2010)
        - Episode #1.77 (2010) TV episode .... Himself - Presenter

  8. "Strictly Come Dancing" .... Himself - Contestant (20 episodes, 2009)
        - Christmas Special (2009) TV episode .... Himself - Contestant
        - Grand Final 2009: Part One (2009) TV episode .... Himself - Contestant
        - Grand Final 2009: Part Two (2009) TV episode .... Himself - Contestant
        - Round 13: Semi Final (2009) TV episode .... Himself - Contestant
        - Semi Final Results (2009) TV episode .... Himself - Contestant
  9. "Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two" .... Himself (14 episodes, 2009)
        - Episode #6.65 (2009) TV episode .... Himself
        - Episode #6.61 (2009) TV episode .... Himself
        - Episode #6.60 (2009) TV episode .... Himself
        - Episode #6.57 (2009) TV episode .... Himself
        - Episode #6.52 (2009) TV episode .... Himself
         
  10. "The ONE Show" .... Himself (1 episode, 2009)
        - Episode dated 18 December 2009 (2009) TV episode .... Himself
  11. "The New Paul O'Grady Show" .... Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
    ... aka "The Paul O'Grady Show" - UK (original title)
        - Episode dated 27 November 2009 (2009) TV episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 21 April 2009 (2009) TV episode .... Himself
  12. "The Wright Stuff" .... Himself - Guest Panelist (1 episode, 2009)
        - Episode dated 21 October 2009 (2009) TV episode .... Himself - Guest Panelist
  13. "Let's Dance for Sport Relief" .... Himself (1 episode, 2009)
    ... aka "Let's Dance for Comic Relief" - UK (original title)
        - Episode #1.2 (2009) TV episode .... Himself
  14. "Noel's HQ" .... Himself (1 episode, 2009)
        - Episode #1.1 (2009) TV episode .... Himself
  15. "The Sunday Night Project" .... Himself (1 episode, 2008)
        - Episode #1.2 (2008) TV episode .... Himself
  16. The British Soap Awards 2008 (2008) (TV) .... Himself - Audience Member
  17. "The Weakest Link" .... Himself - Contestant (1 episode, 2008)
        - 999 Emergency Services (2008) TV episode .... Himself - Contestant
  18. The National Television Awards 2007 (2007) (TV) .... Himself - Audience Member
  19. The British Soap Awards 2007 (2007) (TV) .... Himself - Audience Member
  20. "Xposé" .... Himself (1 episode, 2007)
        - Episode #1.2 (2007) TV episode .... Himself
  21. "RI:SE" .... Himself (1 episode, 2003)
        - Episode dated 24 September 2003 (2003) TV episode .... Himself

  22. "ESPN's Sunday Night Football" .... Himself - New Orleans Saints Running Back (1 episode, 1996)
        - San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints (1996) TV episode .... Himself - New Orleans Saints Running Back
  23. 1995 Rose Bowl (1995) (TV) .... Himself - Oregon Ducks Running Back
Archive Footage:
  1. "Live from Studio Five"
        - Episode #1.55 (2009) TV episode .... Himself

 

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