Ryan Thomas

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Ryan Thomas
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Born Ryan James Thomas
(1984-06-10) 10 June 1984 (age 33)
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 was 16 when he made his on-screen debut as Jason Grimshaw in Coronation Street on 25 December 2000.[citation needed] He remained in the role until his last appearance in June 2016.[citation needed] 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.[1] He said that his time in Kenya changed him as a person and made him realise how much he has in life.[2]

Thomas left Coronation Street in 2016 to pursue a career in Hollywood.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

In 2013, Thomas filed for bankruptcy following an unpaid tax bill of £40,000.[5][6][7]

Thomas was arrested in 2016 after being drunk and disorderly in a Lake District nightclub. He was fined £90.[3]

Thomas won the award for Rear of the Year in 2008.[8]

He is also the brother of Emmerdale star, Adam Thomas.


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