Ryan’s charismatic on-screen presence, teamed with the breadth of his emotional and comedic range ensure that he is in constant demand. He will soon be seen in the features Mary Magdalene from renowned director Garth Davis and in the leading role in 1%.
Recent film credits include the lead role of Tim Conigrave in Neil Armfield’s adaptation of the book Holding the Man which earned him nominations for Best Actor at the AACTAs and Australia’s Film Critics’ Circle Awards; the award winning Hacksaw Ridge from director Mel Gibson; The Water Diviner, under the direction of Russell Crowe; Ali’s Wedding and A Few Less Men. Recent TV credits include Hoges for the Seven Network, BBC series Banished, penned by Jimmy McGovern and ABC/Sundance series Cleverman from Goalpost Pictures.
Ryan was honoured with the GQ Breakthrough Actor of 2015. He has been the recipient of the Australians in Film ‘Heath Ledger Scholarship’ and the IF ‘Out of the Box’ award. He has received Logie nominations in the categories of Most Outstanding New Talent and Most Popular New Male Talent.
Other film work include Greg McLean’s Wolf Creek 2, Not Suitable For Children, which saw him nominated for a Best Supporting Actor AACTA award and receive the Film Critics’ Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor, and Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are.
With several main cast TV credits to his name as a teenager, Ryan went on to study at NIDA. Other TV credits include Love Child, Underbelly: The Golden Mile, Tangle, Redfern Now, The Moodys, and Coby in the Seven Network’s hit series Packed to the Rafters.
Ryan made his professional stage debut in Sex with Strangers for the Sydney Theatre Company (STC) and was reunited with the company for their recent production of Arcadia.
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