His first brush with celebrity came at the young age of three in 1970 and four in 1971, when Richard Selwyn-Barnett was lucky to meet the singer Dusty Springfield and actor Richard Burton who were having some dental treatment with his father (just off Harley Street in central London). This was just the start of what became!
Born in 1967 Richard grew up in the suburban neighbourhood of Woodside Park in North London where he was surrounded by many people in the film, television and music industries who lived nearby in upmarket areas of Totteridge, Whetstone, Hadley Wood, Arkley, Elstree, Radlett and Mill Hill. Never that academic, during his school years from 1972 to 1983 he made a lot of interesting friends, some of whom had relatives in the entertainment world. Basically he was always in the right place at the right time! He had always wanted to “do his own thing” and the world was now his oyster to discover as soon as he acquired his first car the “road trips” began in the summer of 1984.