Matt Ryan (actor)

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Matt Ryan
Born Matthew Ryan
(1981-04-11) 11 April 1981 (age 33)
Swansea, Wales
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Matthew "Matt" Ryan (born 11 April 1981) is a Welsh actor.

Early life[edit]

Ryan was born in Swansea, the son of Steve Evans, a postman turned record producer, and Maria Evans, a dance teacher. He attended schools in Penyrheol before moving on to Gorseinon College, where he completed a BTEC Performing Arts course.[1] He graduated from the Bristol Old Vic in 2003 and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2004.

Career[edit]

As a child, Ryan appeared as Gavroche in the West End production of Les Misérables. He played Mick Rawson on the CBS series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, a character that had been introduced in the Criminal Minds episode "The Fight".[2][3] He performed the voice and motion capture of Edward Kenway in Ubisoft Montreal's video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.[4][5][6] In February 2014, it was announced that Ryan had been cast as John Constantine in NBC's pilot for Constantine.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2002 Pocket Money Johnny
2004 Layer Cake Junkie 2
2007 Consenting Adults Charley Bullard
2007 Blood Monkey Seth
2008 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Gerry
2009 Wild Decembers Bugler
2011 Flypaper Gates
2012 Armistice Edward Sterling
2013 500 Miles North John Hogg

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Nuts and Bolts Gilly
2004 Mine All Mine Tonker Season 1, Episode 2
2007 The Tudors Richard Pace 2 episodes
2008 Holby Blue Frankie Season 2, Episode 7
2008 Torchwood Dale Season 2, Episode 4
2010 Criminal Minds Mick Rawson Episode: "The Fight"
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Mick Rawson
2014 Constantine John Constantine

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Edward Kenway Voice and motion capture

References[edit]

  1. ^ Price, Karen (18 November 2013). "Welsh actor reunites with Jude Law for major stage drama". walesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Matt Ryan". The Internet Movie Database. IMDb.com, Inc. 1990–2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Price, Karen (29 June 2009). "Understudy ready to rise to the Hamlet challenge". Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  4. ^ AssassinsCreed (July 26, 2013). San Diego Comic-Con Panel Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag [North America]. YouTube. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ PlayStation (August 30, 2013). The Actors of Black Flag | Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag. YouTube. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ Williams, Kathryn (22 September 2013). "Shiver me timbers! Pirate hero in new Assassin's Creed is a Welshman!". Wales Online. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  7. ^ By Nellie Andreeva (February 21, 2014). "Matt Ryan Lands Title Role In NBC Pilot ‘Constantine’ Based On DC Comic". Deadline. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 

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