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Mark Ryan Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 7 June 1956Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, UK
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mark Ryan has been combining his acting, singing, writing and Action Direction talents in an eclectic and successful international career ranging over 30 years.

He did several major musicals in London's West End, spending 4 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. Mark is also an accomplished author and has written for DC Comics and created "The Greenwood Tarot"for Harper Collins.

Mark 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 "SpecialOps: Delta" playing Col. Anderson Savage.

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.

During 2008 he wrote and produced a musical adaptation of "Wuthering Heights" starring Jenn Korbee, directing the video "Women" for the project. In the fall of 2008 the online publisher, ComicMix, began running "The Pilgrim" written by Ryan and drawn by legendary graphic artist Mike Grell.

He continued voice-work on "Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen" into 2009, performing several characters and standing in for the robots during principal photography.

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. Work also began on a new book entitled "Hero Weapons of Film & TV", co-written with John Matthews.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Starfish P.R.

Trivia (5)

Originally his character on Robin Hood (1984), Nasir, was supposed to be killed in the pilot episode "Robin Hood And The Sorcerer" but the writers changed their minds and made him a part of the cast.
In First Knight (1995), Mark apprenticed as assistant sword master under the veteran sword master, Bob Anderson.
Was the very first Saracen character in a Robin Hood story. After his addition to the cast as a permanent character, the Saracen has been a part of every new Robin Hood movie/television series made since.
He collaborated with artist Mike Grell on a graphic novel called "The Pilgrim", which involved psychic warfare during World War 2. The novel is supposedly based on Ryan's own experience within the Intelligence Corps/Special Forces.
He is collaborating with writer John Matthews on a film called "Angel in the Dark", inspired by Ryan's ten years in Los Angeles.

Personal Quotes (3)

About "The Pilgrim": "[It] is something I've been working on for a long time and I'm really happy Mike [Grell] and I can work together again on this project. It's a dark psychic thriller based on historical events and characters. It's based on a legendary occult and scientific theory about The Zero Point Field and contact with extra-dimensional intelligences, not all of whom have humanity's best interests at heart. We also delve into the occult history of the Nazi "Bell" and anti-gravity propulsion systems and mind control."
You can't please everyone but I've always felt you cannot ultimately lose if you give everything you try 110%. You'll always learn something useful, even from a failure that can be applied to the next challenge or project. Life is a learning process and I'm very proud of the work I've done and the people I've worked with.
The real magic is in making the intangible idea, the creative impulse manifest and live in our reality.

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