Mark Ryan has been combining his acting, singing, writing and Action Direction talents in an eclectic and successful international career ranging over forty years.
He did several major musicals in London’s West End, spending four years in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit “Evita” playing “Magaldi” and “Che” under the direction of Broadway legend: Hal Prince.
He originated “Nasir” for the cult British TV series: “Robin Of Sherwood” and has appeared in dozens of films and television series both in the US and UK and also toured the US with original “Monty Python” member: Eric Idle, performing at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.
He was Swordmaster and Fight Director on “King Arthur” for Antoine Fuqua and trained Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgard and Clive Owen. He has appeared in such productions as “The Prestige” and “The Thirst” and has continued to work in theater and TV in the US, recently completing the MMA blockbuster “Street”, the western “Any Bullet Will Do” and the epic feature film: “Peterloo” due for release in November 2018 directed by legendary cinema auteur: Mike Leigh.
He began working on the 2007 film Transformers during filming as the on-set voice of several different robots. This work continued throughout filming and into editing, prior to the actual casting of voice-over talent. He was then cast as the voice of the character “Bumblebee”. Ryan also voices “Ironhide” and Hoist for the Activision video game based on the film. He continued voice-work on “Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen” into 2009, performing several characters, standing in for the robots during principal photography and voicing “Jetfire”.
In May 2010, Ryan returned to work on Transformers: Dark of the Moon, once again as the onset voice of the Autobots. Work on this third Michael Bay Blockbuster continued at locations across the US and also at Kennedy Space Center – Cape Canaveral. The film was shot in 3D with post production voice-work carrying on into the spring of 2011 at Bay Films and Ryan contributed uncredited military lines and voices to the final cut of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and voiced “Lockdown” in “Transformers: Age of Extinction”. He also worked on Transformers: The Last Knight for a year and voiced various character including the World War 1 tank: “Bulldog” and “Hot Rod”.
He’s written several best selling books including: “The Greenwood Tarot”, “The Wildwood Tarot”, “Wild Magic” and his biography: “Hold Fast”.