Shane has balanced a hugely successful forty year career between theatre, film & TV; and he has been a regular fixture on prime time television hosting such shows as Lucky Numbers (ITV), The Shane Richie Experience (ITV), Win, Lose or Draw (ITV), Don’t Forget the Lyrics! (SKY1), Reflex (BBC) and Win Your Wish List (BBC).
His numerous TV drama credits include Oliver Twist (BBC), New Tricks (BBC), We’re Doomed: The Dad’s Army Story (BBC), What We Did on Our Holidays (ITV), The Good Samaritan (ITV), As Good As It Gets (ITV), Skins (CH4), Moving On (BBC), Minder (CH5), Redwater (BBC), Benidorm (ITV), and Claude (Disney).
Theatre credits include the London West End and Manchester production of Grease and One Flew over The Cuckoo’s Nest for a National tour. He starred in the musical Scrooge and in two American classics titled ‘Lone Star and ‘Private Wars’ at The Kings Head Theatre London. February 2019 Shane starred as Hugo/ Loco Chanelle at London West End theatre, The Apollo in ‘Everybody’s Talking about Jamie’.
From the acclaimed writer Peter James, Shane played the lead roles in The Perfect Murder and Not Dead Enough. Shane also co-wrote and co-produced the national UK tour of ‘Boogie Nights’ which went on to a sell-out season at The Savoy Theatre in London’s West End.
Film roles include Macbeth (CH4), The Reverend (Burn Hand Film), Prisoners of the Sun (Miromar Entertainment) and Flushed Away (Dreamworks Animation).
In 2002; Shane created the lovable rogue Alfie Moon featuring in BBC One’s Eastenders. The role went on to earn Shane several industry awards and many accolades including Best Actor at the Rose d’Or Television Festival.
In 2003 Shane wrote No.1 autobiography in The Sunday Times- Best Seller “Rags to Richie”. In the same year, he released the No.1 record ‘I’m Your Man’ for BBC Children In Need.
In 2017 Shane’s album ‘A Country Soul’ released for Warner Music; made it to No.1 once again, securing his position as the UK’s biggest selling country artist.
Autumn 2019 Shane starred as the iconic Archie Rice in John Osborne’s ‘The Entertainer’ to critical acclaim. Christmas/ New Year Shane appeared at The Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol in The London Palladium’s production of Dick Whittington.
Throughout Shane’s busy year, he also filmed ‘The World’s Most Shocking Ads’ and ‘Caravanning with Shane Richie’ for Channel 5.