Reece Ritchie

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Reece Ritchie
Born (1986-07-23) 23 July 1986 (age 30)
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007–present

Reece Ritchie (born 23 July 1986) is an English actor.

Early life[edit]

Ritchie was born in Lowestoft, Suffolk. He has described himself as a "mix", as his father is from Durban, South Africa and his mother is English.[1] His paternal grandparents left South Africa for England when his father was only a year old because of apartheid in South Africa.[1] Ritchie is the middle of three children.[1] His younger sister is singer-songwriter Ria Ritchie.[2] He worked with the National Youth Theatre as a teenager.[1]


After being spotted by a casting director during one of his monologue performances at the Soho Theatre in London, Ritchie was suggested for a role in director Roland Emmerich's 2008 epic 10,000 BC, in which he played the role of Moha.[3]

Ritchie has played very ethnically diverse roles.[1]

In Peter Jackson's 2009 film The Lovely Bones (based on Alice Sebold's novel of the same name), Ritchie played Ray Singh, the love interest of the main character, Susie Salmon.

In February and March 2010, he starred as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Rose Theatre, Kingston with Judi Dench.[4]

In 2013, it was announced that Ritchie would have a starring role in the 2015 television series Hieroglyph, to be produced by 20th Century Fox TV, but Fox dropped the production in June 2014.[5][6]

Ritchie has starred alongside Dwayne Johnson in the 2014 film Hercules.[7] Ritchie played the role of Hercules' nephew Iolaus, a storyteller and soldier.[7]



  1. ^ a b c d e Eyre, Hermione (2010-05-28). "A piece of Reece Ritchie". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Suffolk's rising star". Places&Faces. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lowestoft's Lovely Bones". BBC Suffolk. 2007-11-02. 
  4. ^'s%20Dream%20Cast%20Announcement.pdf Archived 22 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Reece Ritchie Joins Fox Series ‘Hieroglyph’". 2013-12-20. 
  6. ^ Hibberd, James (2014-06-30). "Fox cancels Ancient Egypt drama 'Hieroglyph'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  7. ^ a b "Review Dwayne Johnson's 'Hercules' packs action-filled punch". LA Times. 2015-07-25. 

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