Gavin Richards (born 3rd July 1946 in London) appeared on Coronation Street between February and August 1994 as bookmaker Alex Christie. Prior to this role, he was best known as the popular character of Captain Alberto Bertorelli in hit BBC wartime sitcom Allo 'Allo! for three series from 1987 to 1989. He recreated the role in the popular West End stage adaptation. In 1996, he took on the role of Terry Raymond in EastEnders and remained with the show for six years. Other credits include Hi-De-Hi!, Inspector Morse, A Touch of Frost, Between the Lines, Lovejoy and The Bill.

Gavin now lives in New Zealand, where he writes, produces and directs theatre productions.