Richard Rankin Married, Wife, Girlfriend, Dating, Parents, Bio

By Staff Writer | On: 21 Aug, 2018
Richard Rankin Married, Wife, Girlfriend, Dating, Parents, Bio

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1983-01-04
Nationality British
Profession Actor
Marital Status Single
Divorced/Engaged Not Yet
Gay/Lesbain No
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Children/Kids Not Yet
Height 6 Feet 0 Inch (183 cm)
Education Stonelaw High School
Siblings Colin Harris (Brother)
Parents Not Known

The list of Scottish actors conquering the British entertainment world goes on and on. Making a significant place in the list is another Scottish entertainer Richard Rankin.

Born as Richard Harris on 4 January 1983, the name ‘Richard Rankin’ got him more recognition in the entertainment platform. Taking his first birth steps in the largest city of Scotland, Glasgow, Richard kept on stacking up his childhood memories playing along with the West End of the city.

Growing up, Richard attended Stonelaw High School before making his move to King’s Park at the young age of ten. Subsequently, he enrolled at Glasgow Caledonian University as an IT major; however, while on holiday in Los Angeles, he met a local film producer, who shaped his career to a new dimension. 

Richard Rankin’s Family Details: Took Mother’s Maiden Name!

Richard was raised as one of the four boys to a police officer father, Colin and a hotel industry employee mother. Richard’s brother, Colin Harris is also in the acting business.

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During the childhood, Richard was more of an adventurer as he used to run away from his house often. Each time he did that, he was either picked up by his dad’s colleagues or grounded by his mother.  

As his birth name collided with that of Irish actor Richard Harris, he took his mother’s maiden name ‘Rankin’ that made him known as Richard Rankin.   

His Professional Bio

Commonly known for his role as Roger Wakefield on fantasy-drama series Outlander, Richard Rankin initiated his professional acting career with the Scottish video game show, VideoGaiden in 2006.

Subsequently, he made his appearance on BBC One sitcom Legit in the year 2007. It was a defining moment for Richard’s career as a comic actor.

Moving along with the television projects including The Old Guys (2009), Burnistoun (2009-2012), and Silent Witness (2015), Richard took his part on Outlander in 2016, which he continues in the year 2018.

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As of August 2018, he appeared in the fourth season of the series, Outlander. In the series, he has a romantic affair with his on-screen lover Sophie Skelton, who portrays the role of Brianna. 

Besides his TV stints, Rankin has had some movie experience with his roles on Dead Ringer (2011), The House of Him (2014) and Burnt (2015).  

Richard Rankin In A New Relationship After Louise Stewart!

Rankin’s 2012 dating history suggests that he enjoyed a blissful relationship with his partner-of-long, Louise Stewart. The couple first met one another at Glasgow’s Langside College in 2005.

Louise, who is an actress by profession, was in the year below Richard at college when she first met her eyes with him. Eventually, they got to know each other and approved their friendship on to the soothing vows of romance.

Richard Louise shares screen with girlfriend Louise Stewart on Burnistoun in 2012 (Photo:

Interestingly, Richard even did a college play with his partner. They also worked on video game show VideoGarden. Besides, the couple was seen together in the 2014 movie, The House of Him.

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Moreover, Louise, through her Twitter back on 9 February 2011, posted Valentine's plan with her boyfriend. She stated, 

Apparently @rikrankin and I are having a Valentines date on Skype. Let's hope our connection isn't poor. BOOM BOOM.

As personal and professional aspects tightened their bond, the actor-duo was probably hoping to get married in the short time. However, as of 2018, no further lead to Richard’s relationship life with Louise can be detailed out.

Instead, his Twitter tags speak something different about his current love life. Well, Richard appears to be close with a woman named Allison Smith. Though Richard maintains a low key love life, Allison spilled the beans regarding their affair. 

She posted a picture with Richard in Twitter on 25 August 2018. And via the caption, surprised Richard's fans by introducing him as her boyfriend. 

Richard Rankin poses with his girlfriend, Allison Smith on 25 August 2018 (Photo: Allison's Smith's Twitter)

But on 26 August 2018, Allison tweeted a photo with Richard stating that he is her fake boyfriend. As she declared previously that she is dating him, the tweet stating Richard as a fake partner made the situation confusing. 

Moreover, Richard has remained silent about his new beau, whom might be his future wife.