He’s best known for playing The Saint’s Robin Hood-type good guy Simon Templar.
But acting legend Ian Ogilvy said his new role as retired gangster in gritty London thriller We Still Kill The Old Way is “right outside” of his comfort zone.
In the film, which is set to be released on DVD on Boxing Day, Richie returns to London to avenge his brother’s murder.
Ian said it gave him the opportunity to explore a different type of character and was also the first time he’s ever used a four letter word in a film.
“In this movie it’s every other word which is fun for me,” he said.
He also tells London Live that he would love a role in Eastenders.