Ricardo P Lloyd is a British actor and producer born in United Kingdom, England.
He holds a BA (HONS) in Performing Arts Film, TV & Stage.
As well as a Masters Of Business Administration degree (MBA)
A self-motivated individual not bound by obstacles but is driven by purpose, vision, and faith. His story is a story of strength,courauge, and resilience.
THE JOURNEY SO FAR
Ricardo P Lloyd always been a creative individual however, his pursuit of acting got serious in his teenage years. He was involved with the wrong crowd heading down a path of self-destruction, but it was his love for acting that changed the scope of his life.
"At first, acting was a way for me to escape, growing up there was a kind of social conditioning in better words a stigma on 'black masculinity. We were made to believe that expressing ourselves as 'young black men was a no-no that it was a sign of weakness in other words softness. However, acting allowed me to tap into a side of me that I had not yet explored. It allowed me to be my true self without fear. Acting really changed the direction of my life. I now see acting as a way for me to explore greater possibilities without limitations.”-Ricardo P Lloyd
Ricardo P Lloyd is a rising British actor he is quickly becoming one of the most versatile, well-respected exciting talents of his generation. In 2020, he was listed on The Voice newspaper 2020's Top Twenty in business, sport, culture and politics. Ricardo P Lloyd has worked on several projects with some prestigious companies, as well as some esteemed people in the industry including Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance.
As an actor Ricardo P Lloyd gravitates towards more groundbreaking innovative work.
His credits include,but are not limited to, Creation Theatre; The Time Machine (2020), Excluded (2019), Mark Rylance For Shakespeare's Globe; Shakespeare Within The Abbey (2019), Shakespeare's Globe; A Midsummers Night’s Dream-The Shakespeare Walks (2019), Animal Farm (2015), Fragile Things (2015).
RICARDO P LLOYD ACTING PHILOSIPHY
"Acting for me is not just a hobby; it is truly a passion of mine. It is a God-given gift. I believe that the actor/ performer has a responsibility to tell meaningful and truthful stories that speaks to the very heart of humanity. Truth transcends beyond race, religion and sex. Truth is at the very core of a human being. When something is true it resonates. It is stories that leave an impact. In the end, the truth will always remain. I want to be a vessel that can channel all manner of different characters making you look at yourself in a new way, whilst feeling emotionally charged. We as actors must entertain, inform, educate, inspire and empower. We must always keep and hold onto artistic integrity. We should always remember that we are just vessels which creativity must flow through" - Ricardo P Lloyd
Ricardo P Lloyd breakthrough moment in theatre came when he graced the stage playing Romeo in 'Excluded' produced by Intermission Theatre.
The cutting-edge production Excluded transplanted and re-imagined some of Shakespeare's iconic characters into a London secondary school as they prepared for GCSEs and highlighted how the education system is failing many of our young people today. (6th- 30 of November 2019)
Excluded was a very successful show it sold out across the 4-week run with five and four-star ratings. The production also received widespread coverage across mainstream media including BBC,ITV and countless others.
It was also promoted by celebrities such as Naomie Harris OBE (Skyfall 2012, Moonlight 2016, Black and Blue 2019), Martha Plimpton (The Goonies 1985, The Mosquito 1986, Parenthood 1989,Frozen II 2019), Tosin Cole (Star Wars Episode VII- The Force Awakens 2015, Burning Sands 2017, Doctor Who 2018- 2021), Femi Oyeniran( Kidulthood 2006, The Intent 2016, The intent 2 2018, Turn Up Charlie 2019) but to name a few.
Ricardo P Lloyd was regularly seen in the mainstream media wearing an eyepatch with the word 'Excluded' on it. Which he collaborated on with contemporary artist Eugene Ankomah. Ricardo P Lloyd later added a face mask to his look that read; 'You choose not to see me but I have a voice'.
Ricardo P Lloyd strongly believes in creating his own work and giving opportunities to others. In 2020, he teamed up with Wendy Richardson to co-produce a documentary film entitled Artshole. The film featured 54 arts workers across the U.K to discuss the importance of the arts. Which was produced during the time where the world was shocked by the covid-19 epidemic.
More recently, Ricardo P Lloyd wrote, produced and co-directed and stars in Call It A Problem made with up and coming talent . Call It A problem is set to be released sometime this year in 2021.
'I've known Ricardo for many years. You have got to admire his talent, but even better his tenacity and determination to bounce back. He is no doubt going places. Exciting talent!' -Eugene Ankomah (Contemporary Visual Artist)
'I have taught Film and TV at drama schools and Ricardo P Lloyd is so far ahead. He is both talented and proactive he is a true artist.'-Wendy Richardson (Needs A Joint Productions)
'There's not a lot of people that can match Ricardo for tenacity, drive for commitment and talent he has it all in abundance.'-Darren Raymond (Artistic director of Intermission Theatre)
'Ricardo P Lloyd- his journey is an unconventional one but only he can put the brakes on it. Look out for this young man.'-Joel Campbell (The Voice Newspaper)
'Ricardo is a good actor he is definitely going to do great things'- Jo Martin (British actress)
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