Mark Ryan is a European/US based artist
British born Mark has been combining his acting, singing, writing and action direction talents in an eclectic and successful international career ranging over 30 years.
Mark performed in several major musicals in London’s West End, spending four years in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit Evita originating the role of Magaldi and then playing Ché under the direction of Broadway legend Hal Prince. He left Evita to play Mac in the classic SAS action film Who Dares Wins.
He originated the character of Nasir for the cult British TV series Robin of Sherwood on which he worked for three years, and has appeared in dozens of films and television series, both in the US and UK.
He won critical acclaim for the title role in the musical Elmer Gantry at London’s Gate Theatre and followed that with a national tour of the hit show Guys and Dolls, playing Sky Masterson. He returned to the West End to play Neville Landless in the Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood and toured Europe playing Figaro and Leporello in Mozart’s Figaro and Don Giovanni. He toured the US in Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python with original Python Eric Idle, performing at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. Mark is a published author with both the classic Greenwood Tarot and the bestselling Wildwood Tarot.
Mark has also worked with such acclaimed directors as Antoine Fuqua on King Arthur, JJ Abrams on the series Alias and Christopher Nolan on the feature The Prestige.
Mark can be seen as Quartermaster Gates in STARZ’ award winning and most watched original series Black Sails, produced by Michael Bay. He recurred on the very popular BYU network series Granite Flats.
2016 Mark played the lead role Uri in the indie feature Street for director Bradford May, Street was a best seller on DVD and turned into a worldwide MMA phenomena. He then filmed the western Any Bullet Will Do, premiering in 2017. Street 2 is slated to begin shooting in September 2017.
Mark has enjoyed working on all five of the hugely successful Transformers movies for legendary director Michael Bay as the on-set voice of the Autobots and voiced Bumblebee, Jetfire, Lockdown and Bulldog for the 5th Transformers: The Last Knight. Mark recently completed work on the award-winning Mike Leigh feature: Peterloo.