Richard Coles Bio, Net Worth, Personal Life, Partner, Sexuality, Age, Family, Religion, Nationality, Facts, Career, Salary, Books, Parents, Wiki
Richard Keith Robert Coles, professionally known as Richard Coles is an English musician, journalist, radio presenter, and Church of England parish priest. He is well recognized for being a part of the multi-instrumentalist group the Communards, which achieved three Top Ten hits. He is also known for his multiple appearances on both radio and television. Richard was awarded an MA by research from the University of Leeds in 2005 for his work on the Greek text of the Epistle to the Ephesians. With a passion for music at a young age, he learned how to play the saxophone, clarinet, and keyboards. Coles is also a member of the Labour Party as well as he is a member of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), having been converted through watching the 2020 TV series "Normal People". Additionally, Richard starred in a January 2021 episode of the BBC Four series "Britain's Lost Masterpieces".
- Being an English musician, journalist, radio presenter, and Church of England parish priest.
- For being a part of the multi-instrumentalist group the Communards.
Where is Richard Coles From?
Richard Coles was born on 26th March 1962 with the real name of Richard Keith Robert Coles in Northampton, England. He is British by nationality and British-white by ethnicity. Likewise, his religious belief is in the Christian religion and his race is white. Richard's present age is 59 which he celebrated back in 2021 and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Aries. His older brother, Andy Coles is a former Metropolitan Police officer, was elected in 2015 as a Conservative councilor in Peterborough and appointed deputy Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner in 2016.
Talking about Richard's education, he was educated at the independent Wellingborough School and at the South Warwickshire College of Further Education in Stratford-upon-Avon. He later attended King's College London where he studied theology from 1990. He was awarded an MA by research from the University of Leeds in 2005 for work on the Greek text of the Epistle to the Ephesians.
Richard Coles Career Timeline
- Richard Coles kicks off his career starring in the Lesbian and Gay Youth Video Project film "Framed Youth: The Revenge of the Teenage Perverts" in 1983 after which he provided narration for the Style Council's film "JerUSAlem" in 1987.
- Then he began a career as a writer and journalist, particularly with the "Times Literary Supplement" and the "Catholic Herald".
- He was selected for training for the priesthood in the Church of England and began his training at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, in 2003.
- After that, he was a curate at St Botolph's Church in Boston, Lincolnshire, and then at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge in London.
- He was an inspiration for the character of Adam Smallbone in BBC Two sitcom "Rev". His book "Lives of the Improbable Saints" was published by Darton, Longman, and Todd on 1st November 2012.
- He was appointed Honorary Chaplain to the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers in 2019 as well as the first volume of his memoirs, "Fathomless Riches", was published in 2014.
- As well, Coles was elected a Fellow of King's College London in July 2017 and separately as Chancellor of the University of Northampton.
- Besides, Richard still works as a broadcaster as in "Nightwaves" on Radio 3, which he formerly presented, and "Newsnight Review" on BBC Two. He has also appeared on the Radio 4 panel game show "Heresy" twice; first in May 2008, then in May 2010.
- In January 2010, Coles presented a special edition of "Songs of Praise" and in 2011 he presented a four-part Radio 3 series called "Out in the World: A Global Gay History".
- He regularly guest-hosted the Radio 4 program "Saturday Live" and he also won the BBC's "Celebrity Mastermind" in January 2014.
- He featured as the subject of "Fern Britton Meets..." on BBC1 in December 2014 as well as he starred n the BBC cooking series "Celebrity Masterchef", finishing in fifth place in July 2016.
- He co-presented "The Big Painting Challenge" with Mariella Frostrup on BBC1 in February 2017 and he was a contestant in the 15th series of BBC's "Strictly Come Dancing" from September 2017.
- He was a guest panelist on the Christmas special of the eleventh series of BBC1 comedy quiz "Would I Lie to You?" on 18th December 2017 as well as he was captain of a team from the University of Leeds who was series champions on the BBC's "Christmas 2019 University Challenge".
- He was seen in the BBC series "Winter Walks" in December 2020 and he also starred in a January 2021 episode of the BBC Four series "Britain's Lost Masterpieces".
- Lives of the Improbable Saints
- Legends of the Improbable Saints
- Bringing in the Sheaves: Wheat and Chaff from My Years as a Priest
- Fathomless Riches: Or How I Went From Pop to Pulpit
- The Madness of Grief: A Memoir of Love and Loss
- Waters of Salvation
Richard Coles Partner: What is his sexuality?
Richard Coles is an unmarried guy. He is gay by sexual orientation. He lived with his partner, David Coles (ne Oldham), in a celibate relationship until the latter's death in December 2019. Following the death, Richard says he had received hate mail claiming that his partner is in hell.
Richard Coles Net Worth: How much does he earn?
Richard Coles is a versatile guy who has a net worth of $1.6 million as of 2022. He also earns a handsome amount of salary which is around $400K to $800K per year. Coles has gained a considerable amount of money from his profession as his major source of income is from his musician, journalist, radio presenter, and Church of England parish priest career.
Richard Coles Height: How tall is he?
Richard Coles is 1.85m tall and his body weighs around 68 kg. He has brown hair and dark brown eyes color. Moreover, his body build type is average. Richard is healthy, fit, and fine up to date.
Did You Know?
- He is known for his multiple appearances in both radio and television.
- He attended King's College in London where he studied theology in the 1990s.
- He was awarded an MA by research from the University of Leeds in 2005 for his work on the Greek text of the Epistle to the Ephesians.
- With a passion for music at a young age, he learned how to play the saxophone, clarinet and keyboards.
- He is openly gay.