Ryan Thomas

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Ryan Thomas
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Born Ryan James Thomas
(1984-06-10) 10 June 1984 (age 32)
Manchester, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Television Coronation Street (2000–16)
Partner(s) Tina O'Brien (2003–09)
Aimee Collier (2015–)
Children 1
Relatives Adam Thomas (brother)
Scott Thomas (brother)
Dougie James (father)

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


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

Besides playing Jason Grimshaw in Coronation Street, Thomas has also taken part in many programmes related to the soap opera. In 2012, Thomas took part in a documentary called Corrie Goes to Kenya, with 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]

In 2013, Thomas filed for bankruptcy following an unpaid tax bill of £40,000.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ "British Soap Awards – Sexiest Male Nominees". Hecklerspray.com. 2005-04-30. 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. 
  4. ^ "Bankrupt Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas gearing up for his THIRD holiday – Daily Mail Online". Mail Online. 
  5. ^ Zoe Shenton (18 February 2015). "'Bankrupt' Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas takes his £70,000 Mercedes for a spin". mirror. 
  6. ^ "Katie Hopkins Hits Out At Coronation Street's Ryan Thomas Over Bankruptcy". The Huffington Post UK. 

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