Erin Richards

Erin Richards is a Welsh actress, director and writer, best known for playing Molly Hughes in the television series Breaking In and Barbara Kean in the television series Gotham.

Erin Richards
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Richards at the 2017 WonderCon to promote Gotham
Born1984 or 1985 (age 38–39)[1]
Alma materRoyal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Occupation(s)Actress, director, screenwriter
Years active2005–present

Life and careerEdit

Richards in 2016

Richards was born in Penarth, Wales. She trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She presented the Welsh language teen magazine show Mosgito for S4C and appeared in short films before landing significant roles in BBC TV programmes Crash and Being Human.[2]

In 2012, she was cast in the FOX comedy Breaking In as an executive assistant with an exaggerated English accent.[3] She became a Breaking In regular in January 2012.[4][5]

She co-starred in the role of Sharon in Gonzalo López-Gallego's horror film Open Grave, alongside Sharlto Copley.[2][6]

From 2014 to 2019, she played Barbara Kean in the FOX Television series Gotham.[7] She directed the fifth season episode "The Trial of Jim Gordon", which premiered on 7 March 2019.[1][8]

According to FOX, she is starring in an unreleased independent film called That Good Night alongside Max Brown and John Hurt. She also appeared in The Quiet Ones, Open Grave, and in television, Being Human in the UK. She lives in London, Los Angeles, and New York.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Expiry Date Luce
2008 Abraham's Point Milly
2009 17 Gemma Short film
2010 Balance Becki Short film
2012 Will Sampson (...and the Self-Perpetuating Cycle of Unintended Abstinence) Sofia Short film
2013 Open Grave Sharon
2014 The Quiet Ones Kristina 'Krissi' Dalton
2017 That Good Night Cassie
2018 Hot Girl Kara Quinn Short film, her directorial debut
2019 The Christmas Kid Patricia
2022 Save the Cinema Susan
TBA Grey Elephant Alexa [10]


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Crash Cheryl "2.3"
2011 Being Human Nancy Reid "Daddy Ghoul", "Though the Heavens Fall", "The Wolf-Shaped Bullet"
2012 Breaking In Molly Hughes Season 2 (Main cast)
2012 Merlin Eira "The Diamond of the Day: Parts 1 & 2"
2013 Crossing Lines Nicole "The Terminator"
2013 Misfits Sarah "5.7"
2014–2019 Gotham Barbara Kean Main cast: 75 episodes
2020 The Brides Renée Pélagie Main cast
2022 The Crown Kelly Fisher Season 5, Episode 10 "Decommissioned"


Year Title Note(s)
2018 Hot Girl Short
2019 Gotham Episode: "The Trial of Jim Gordon"
2020 God Friended Me Episode: "The Altheist Papers"


  1. ^ a b "Erin Richards: Ben McKenzie Penned 'A Love Letter to Gotham' for Final Episode". March 2019. Archived from the original on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Erin Richards at IMDb Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  3. ^ "South Wales actress Erin Richards". South Wales Evening Post. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Fox's 'Breaking In' to Add British Actress Erin Richards as New Regular". 9 January 2012. Archived from the original on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Breaking in Scoop: Erin Richards Poised to Join Cast as a Series Regular". 9 January 2012. Archived from the original on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  6. ^ "New Cast Members Continue to File into an Open Grave". 17 July 2014. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Holy Bat girl! Five things about Gotham's Erin Richards". Wales Online. 6 May 2014. Archived from the original on 6 September 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  8. ^ "(GTH-512) "The Trial of Jim Gordon"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Gotham | Watch Full Episodes on FOX". Archived from the original on 25 April 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  10. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (22 October 2020). "'Nightflyers' Eoin Macken To Helm Relationship Drama 'Grey Elephant'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 5 May 2021.

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