Ryan’s charismatic on-screen presence, teamed with the breadth of his emotional and comedic range ensure that he is in constant demand. Recently he was seen in the leading 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. Other recent credits include The Water Diviner, under the direction of Russell Crowe, BBC series Banished, penned by Jimmy McGovern and ABC/Sundance TV series Cleverman from Goalpost Pictures.
Forthcoming feature films are Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson, Ali’s Wedding and A Few Less Men as well as the miniseries Hoges, based on the life of Paul Hogan.
In 2011 Ryan was the recipient of the Australians in Film ‘Heath Ledger Scholarship’ and in 2010 he won 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.
Past film credits include Greg McLean’s Wolf Creek 2, Not Suitable For Children opposite Ryan Kwanten, 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. TV credits include Love Child and Underbelly: The Golden Mile for the Nine Network, Showtime’s Tangle, Redfern Now and The Moodys both for the ABC, as well as the role of 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 recently seen in Arcadia, also for the STC.
Ryan was honoured with the GQ Breakthrough Actor of 2015.
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