Richard Sails is a British actor based in Sale. In 2002 at the age of 55, he took early retirement from his position in the Social Services department of Rochdale Borough Council and re-trained as an actor at the Arden School of Theatre in Northenden, Manchester. He graduated three years later in 2005.

In Coronation Street he has played two minor roles: Cliff, a patient in the Psychiatric Ward of Weatherfield General along with Claire Peacock in September 2006 and in February 2008 played the Registrar who officiated at the wedding of Liam Connor and Maria Sutherland.

The actor's other TV and film credits include roles in Hollyoaks: In the City, Sparkle, Reality Won't Bite, Emmerdale and Best Little Whorehouse in Rochdale.