Ryan is an actor, theatremaker and teacher. After graduating from LAMDA, he performed with Cheek by Jowl theatre company for over ten years, touring several major productions across the world. Other acting highlights include Amy's View in the West End, The Importance of Being Earnest at Regent's Park, and most recently Uncle Vanya at West Yorkshire Playhouse. He appears regularly on screen, and has worked with directors such as Mike Figgis, Steven Poliakoff and Joe Wright. Ryan is artistic co-director of aya - an experimental theatre company presenting work internationally. With aya he created Darkness Spoken, a multimedia piece commissioned by the Southbank Centre, and Burmese Days, a theatrical adaptation of Orwell's first novel created for the 59e59 Theatre in New York. He is currently making a short film. Ryan has taught at Central School of Speech and Drama, and Mountview.