Ryan Sampson

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Ryan Sampson
Born Ryan Oliver Sampson
(1985-11-28) 28 November 1985 (age 31)
Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003 – present

Ryan Oliver Sampson is an English actor best known for playing Grumio in the British sitcom Plebs and in Comedy sketch show, Glitchy also Alex Venables in After You've Gone, where he played the son of Jimmy Venables, played by Nicholas Lyndhurst. He also appeared in two episodes of Doctor Who in 2008, The Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky playing Luke Rattigan.

Early life[edit]

Sampson was born in Masbrough, Rotherham, Yorkshire.[1] He went to school in Kiveton Park (Wales High School) where he appeared in school productions.


Sampson began his career at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre. Prior to After You've Gone, he appeared in Wire in the Blood, in 2003, In Denial of Murder, Heartbeat and Holby City in 2006. He appeared in the BBC Three pilot The Things I Haven't Told You and had a role in two episodes of the 2008 series of Doctor Who, playing the child genius Luke Rattigan in "The Sontaran Stratagem" and "The Poison Sky". In 2008 he worked at the National Theatre. In 2011 he played a small part in Channel 4 comedy series Fresh Meat. In 2015 he played various characters in the ITV2 sketch show Glitchy. In 2015 he also appeared as Charles 'Boz' Dickens in ITV Encore's The Frankenstein Chronicles.



Title Character Broadcaster Episodes Date
Wire in the Blood II: "Right to Silence" Vinny Markham ITV 1 2003
In Denial of Murder Marcus Edwards BBC One 1 2004
Heartbeat: "Bad Company" Paul Eyre ITV 1 2006
Holby City: "Looking After Number One" Niall Allen BBC One 1 2006
After You've Gone Alex Venables BBC One 25 2007–08
The Things I Haven't Told You Mark Lamb BBC Three 1 2007
Doctor Who: "The Sontaran Stratagem"/"The Poison Sky"[2] Luke Rattigan BBC One 2 2008
Fresh Meat Rob Channel 4 1 2011
The Work Experience Shussi E4 6 2012
Plebs Grumio ITV2 14 2013-
Up the Women Thomas BBC Four 9 2013-15
Dates Waiter Channel 4 1 2013
Undercover Stepan Dave 5 2015
Glitchy Various Characters ITV2 6 2015-
The Frankenstein Chronicles 'Boz' ITV Encore 4 2015
Holby City: "Children of Men" Ivor Wayland BBC One 1 2016


Title Character Theatre Dates
Richard III Prince Edward Crucible Theatre, Sheffield 19 Mar - 10 Apr 2002
Over Gardens Out Dennis Southwark Playhouse
A Brief History of Helen of Troy Franklin UK Tour 7 - 26 Nov 2005
Monsieur Ibrahim And The Flowers Of The Qur'an Moses Bush Theatre 17 Jan - 11 Feb 2006
The Arbour (rehearsed reading) Various Royal Court Theatre 2006
DNA A Boy Royal National Theatre 7 March - 10 April 2008
The Miracle Royal National Theatre 7 March - 10 April 2008
Dido, Queen of Carthage Ganymede/Sergestus Royal National Theatre 2009
Canary Younger Russell Liverpool Playhouse 24 Apr - 15 May 2010
Sixty Six Books Joshua Bush Theatre 10 - 29 Oct 2011
The Kitchen Sink Billy Bush Theatre 21 Nov - 17 Dec 2011
Floyd Collins William Burke "Skeets" Miller Southwark Playhouse 22 Feb - 31 Mar 2012
From Here to Eternity the Musical Maggio Shaftesbury Theatre 30 September 2013 -[3]


  1. ^ Spotlight: RYAN SAMPSON
  2. ^ Doctor Who Magazine (390), January 2008, ISSN 0957-9818 
  3. ^ "Darius Campbell leads cast of From Here to Eternity". londontheatredirect.com. London Theatre Direct. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 

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