Ryan Thomas

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Ryan Thomas
Ryan Thomas 2.jpg
Born (1984-06-10) 10 June 1984 (age 29)
Manchester, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Partner(s) Tina O'Brien (2003–09)
Children 1

Ryan James Thomas (born 10 June 1984 in Manchester) is an English actor best known for playing the character Jason Grimshaw on ITV's Coronation Street.


Ryan has been nominated for various "Sexiest Male"-type awards. He also won the award for Rear of the Year in 2008.[1]

Besides playing Jason Grimshaw in Coronation Street, Ryan has also taken part in many programmes related to the soap opera. In 2012, Ryan took part in a documentary called "Corrie goes to Kenya," alongside Brooke Vincent who plays Sophie Webster in the soap, Sue Cleaver, who plays his on-screen mother Eileen Grimshaw and Ben Price who plays Nick Tilsley. [2] He said that his time in Kenya changed him as a person and made him realise how much he has in life. In the documentary he had to take part in the killing of a goat, which is seen as an honour in that country. [3]

Personal life[edit]

Ryan has two brothers who are twins. One of them is Adam Thomas who played Donte Charles in the BBC drama Waterloo Road and now plays Adam Barton in the ITV soap Emmerdale. Ryan was in a relationship with actress Tina O' Brien from 2003 until 2009. Their daughter Scarlett was born in 2008.


  1. ^ April 30, 2005 (2005-04-30). "British Soap Awards - Sexiest Male Nominees". Hecklerspray.com. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  2. ^ Published Saturday, Jun 9 2012, 23:50 BST (2012-06-09). "Ryan Thomas, Brooke Vincent for 'Corrie Goes To Kenya' documentary - Coronation Street News - Soaps". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Latest [field_tvshow] News & Gossip | News | [field_tvshow] | What's on TV". Whatsontv.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 

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