By 1718 he had joined the company at Lincoln's Inn Fields, where he shared the lead with his friend James Quin. He took leading roles in Richard III and Hamlet with Anna Maria Seymour. In 1732 he followed the company to Covent Garden, and there, he remained until his death. Iago, Cassius, Edgar (in King Lear) and Macduff were among his best parts.
- Roland Metcalf, ‘Seymour , Anna Maria (c.1692–1723)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 26 May 2015
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Ryan, Lacy". Encyclopædia Britannica. 23 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 948.
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