Matt Ryan (actor)
Matthew Darren Evans
11 April 1981
|Alma mater||Bristol Old Vic Theatre School|
Matthew Darren Evans (born 11 April 1981), known professionally as Matt Ryan, is a Welsh actor. He is known for portraying Edward Kenway in the Ubisoft video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and John Constantine in NBC's Constantine and The CW's Arrowverse, as well as voicing a version of the character in the 2017 film Justice League Dark, the 2020 film Justice League Dark: Apokolips War and its CW Seed spin-off web series Constantine: City of Demons.
He attended schools in Penyrheol before moving on to Gorseinon College, where he completed a BTEC Performing Arts course. He graduated from the Bristol Old Vic in 2003 and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2004.
When he was 10, 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".
He performed the voice and motion capture of Edward Kenway in Ubisoft Montreal's video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. In February 2014, it was announced that Ryan was cast as John Constantine in NBC's pilot for Constantine. He starred in all 13 episodes of the series' only season. He reprised his role in a crossover episode of The CW's Arrow, as well as the 2017 animated film Justice League Dark. On 8 January 2017, The CW announced an animated series of Constantine: City of Demons on the CW Seed app with Ryan confirmed to reprise the character. He later reprised the role in several episodes of the third season of Legends of Tomorrow. Ryan was promoted to series regular for the fourth season of Legends of Tomorrow.
|2002||Pocket Money||Johnny||Short film|
|2004||Layer Cake||Junkie 2|
|2008||Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day||Gerry|
|2014||Heart of Lightness||Stranger|
|500 Miles North||John Hogg|
|2017||Justice League Dark||John Constantine (voice)|
|2018||Constantine: City of Demons – The Movie||John Constantine / Constantine Demons (voice)|
|Justice League Dark: Apokolips War||John Constantine (voice)|
|2022||Constantine: The House of Mystery||Short film|
|2001||Nuts and Bolts||Gilly|
|2004||Mine All Mine||Tonker||2 episodes|
|2007||The Tudors||Richard Pace||3 episodes|
|Consenting Adults||Charley Bullard||Television film|
|HolbyBlue||Frankie||Season 2, episode 7|
|2009||Wild Decembers||Bugler||Television film|
|Collision||Dave Brown||Miniseries; 5 episodes|
|2010||Criminal Minds||Mick Rawson||Episode: "The Fight"|
|2011||Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior||Main role; 13 episodes|
|2017||The Halcyon||Joe O'Hara||Main role; 8 episodes|
|2017–2022||Legends of Tomorrow||John Constantine[a]||Recurring role (season 3); main role (season 4–season 6); 47 episodes|
|Gwyn Davies||Main role (season 7); 9 episodes|
|2018–2019||Constantine: City of Demons||John Constantine / Constantine Demons (voice)||Web series; main role|
|2019||Batwoman||John Constantine||Episode: "Crisis on Infinite Earths Part Two"|
|The Flash||Episode: "Crisis on Infinite Earths Part Three"|
|2022||Harley Quinn||Episode: "It's a Swamp Thing"; voice role|
|Small Change||2008||Gerard||Donmar Warehouse||Peter Gill|
|Hamlet||2009||Horatio||Donmar production at the Wyndham's Theatre||Michael Grandage|
|Look Back in Anger||2012||Cliff||Royal Court Theatre||Polly Stenham|
|The Tempest||Caliban||Theatre Royal, Bath||Adrian Noble|
|Henry V||2014||Fluellen||Noel Coward Theatre||Michael Grandage|
|Therese Raquin||2015||Laurent||Roundabout Theatre, Broadway||Evan Cabnet|
|Knives in Hens||2017||Gilbert||Donmar Warehouse||Yaël Farber|
|2013||Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag||Edward Kenway||Voice and motion capture|
- Price, Karen (29 June 2009). "Understudy ready to rise to the Hamlet challenge". Western Mail. Cardiff, Wales. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
- Price, Karen (18 November 2013). "Welsh actor reunites with Jude Law for major stage drama". walesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
- Cox, Gordon (10 June 2015). "Matt Ryan of Constantine, Judith Light Join Keira Knightley on Broadway". Variety.
- "Exclusive: 'Legends' star Matt Ryan talks Constantine, character's LGBTQ importance, and his passion for Shakespeare and the stage". ScienceFiction.com. 7 January 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
- AssassinsCreed (26 July 2013). San Diego Comic-Con Panel Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag [North America]. Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 2 August 2013 – via YouTube.
- PlayStation (30 August 2013). The Actors of Black Flag | Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag. YouTube. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
- Williams, Kathryn (22 September 2013). "Shiver me timbers! Pirate hero in new Assassin's Creed is a Welshman!". Wales Online. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
- Nellie Andreeva (21 February 2014). "Matt Ryan Lands Title Role in NBC Pilot 'Constantine' Based on DC Comic". Deadline. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
- Goldberg, Lesley (11 August 2015). "Matt Ryan to Reprise 'Constantine' Role on The CW's 'Arrow'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
- Mueller, Matthew (7 June 2016). "Justice League Dark Revealed To Be Next DC Animated Movie". Comicbook.com. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
- Damore, Meagan (23 July 2016). "SDCC: "Justice League Dark" Animated Film Confirmed; "Teen Titans" & More Announced". Comic Book Resources.
- Andreeva, Nellie (8 January 2017). "'Constantine' Back As Animated Series For CW Seed With Greg Berlanti Producing". Deadline. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
- "'Legends of Tomorrow' loses another team member". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- Burlingame, Russ (1 March 2018). "'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Synopsis For "Necromancing the Stone" Released". Comicbook.com. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
- Andreeva, Nellie (4 April 2018). "Matt Ryan To Join 'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow' As Series Regular For Season 4". Deadline. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- "Thérèse Raquin". Roundabout Theatre Company. Archived from the original on 13 July 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
- "The Halcyon – S1 – Episode 1". Radio Times.
- Gelman, Vlada (9 October 2017). "Legends of Tomorrow: Matt Ryan's Constantine to Visit in Season 3". TVLine. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
- Agard, Chancellor (9 December 2019). "'Batwoman' crossover recap: DC's past and present collide in 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'". Entertainment Weekly.