“This talented young actor delivers a stand out performance” – TIMEOUT MAGAZINE LONDON
“An aspiring astronaut who turned to acting”. That’s how my 14 year old self would describe me.
“A chubby film nerd with glasses and a Diet Coke addiction” is how I’d describe him. But he doesn’t care. Back to me and the I list:
- I trained as a professional actor at the Drama Centre London
- Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, Michael Fassbender also trained there, which is irrelevant, but seems to make people go: “Uhh” and “Wow”
- Playing age (early 20s* – 35 age range) *on days with 8-9 hours sleep.
- I am 100% bilingual (English 🇬🇧 & German 🇩🇪)
- I once lived in a theatre for 3 months.
- I hold both passports (Brexit? What Brexit?)
- I also work as a professional voice over for clients such as Amazon, SKY, IKEA 🎙 (see Voice)
- I have a thing for bullet points. You might have noticed.
Here’s the more detailed version for the attentive reader:
Born to an English mother and a German father, I grew up across both countries and I speak both languages fluently. Professionally speaking that’s great, but don’t ask about Football World Cups in a bilingual household.
Aged 21, I relocated back to the UK and worked for a homeless charity, before studying acting at London’s Drama Centre, where my fundraising efforts and determination won me the support and sponsorship of actors such as Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, the late Alan Rickman and Jeremy Irons.
After leaving in 2010 I started off very British: Shakespeare! I played the Fool in King Learand thought my career had peaked. I landed screen roles in both the UK and Germany; the BFI produced short comedy To Leech, opposite Jason Watkins and Julian Rhind-Tutt; playing a British thug in the German comedy blockbuster, Abschussfahrt (Constantin Films), I’ve worked with BAFTA winning director Christopher Menaul, starred in German TV sketch comedy – think the German Saturday Night Live – and have played a lead in a German sitcom.
My work is undoubtedly underpinned by my love of the theatre. I appeared in the physical comedy piece The Fantastical Adventures Of [NOT] Being with You, to glowing reviews in 2012 and have doubled up as Dogberry and Don John in Much Ado About Nothing. I appear on stage 5 nights a week in the cult theatre sitcom Gutes Wedding, Schlechtes Wedding over in Berlin, were 5 actors play up to 15 different parts each night! Wigs, costumes changes and fast paced witty humour.
I performed in two world premieres at the award-winning Arcola Theatre London; Shrapnel, a bleak political drama, saw me play a young soldier and an IT geek, while I portrayed a principled young journalist in the hit satire Clarion opposite stage icons Greg Hicks and Clare Higgins. I went on to play Yasha in Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, my third collaboration with the Arcola Theatre Artistic Director Mehmet Ergen.
For more details check out the About Me page
Native Speaker UK / GER • Professional Commercial Voice Over Talent • 10+ years experience • 25-35 • Warm, Friendly, Trustworthy, Young, Dynamic, Corporate
My professional acting training at the Drama Centre London gives me a solid understanding of a wide range of texts, the dynamics within and how to effectively communicate the core values and atmosphere to an audience. I know how to take direction, adapt well to last minute changes and my focus is on the details.
Committed to delivering the very best work I can, I have explored areas such as Improv, Meisner technique and Susan Batson teachings at the London Actors‘ Centre and with a range of coaches including Ivana Chubbuck. I’m obsessed with reading and watching in depth interviews with other actors, absorbing their insight and teachings. I have also worked with the voice and movement coach of the Royal Shakespeare Company and have been involved in a comedy workshop with Matthew Warchus.
WRITING + PRODUCING
Ryan loves being able to get involved with every stage of the creative process and bringing his own projects to life. In 2014, he won the German National Charlemagne Youth Prize from the European Parliament for his Euro web series Points Of You, while his short comedies The Blow Job and The (Almost) Famous have screened internationally and received multiple awards. His latest short film Dead Person #1 is currently being submitted to festivals and Ryan is developing a sketch comedy format with a BBC Writer’s Room alumni.
Drawing on his screen and stage experience and utilising those skills, Ryan is in demand as an international presenter. He has presented major exhibitions such as the largest photography trade fair PHOTOKINA and the IFA in Berlin, one of the biggest consumer electronics shows in the world. In 2016, he was introduced as a new international presenter for BMW, filming pieces for both their YouTube channel and BMW TV.