T H E J O U R N E Y
Born in Wallasey, England, Ryan Kruger studied acting first at the Oldershaw School in the drama department acting in the odd theater shows then later on moved onto pursue his acting professionally at one of the worlds leading conservatoires and drama schools “The Guildhall School of Music and Drama” under David Ciano.
During this time already Ryan acted and appeared in a number of UK TV series and soaps and featured in films such as “Millions” (directed by Danny Boyle) playing a thief, in “O Jerusalem” as an American-Jewish extremist and in the hit TV series “Shameless” starring James McAvoy.
In 2008 Ryan decided to move to South Africa to pursue his acting and directing and got himself a part in the film “Doomsday” directed by Neil Marshall starring Bob Hoskins. During his stay in Cape Town Over the past nine years Ryan has become a respected director in South Africa for music videos and is one of the top music video directors in the country. He has acted in many international feature films and TV series mainly for the UK and American audiences and commercials for Europe. In 2010 he played a guard in “Death Race 2” (Universal) Luke Goss and Danny Trejo. Then in 2011 in a British TV series “The Runaway” (starring Alan Cumming) as a cockney stage manager.
In 2013 he landed a part in the BBC’s comedy show “Bluestone 42” as Biffa, a Liverpool scouser chef in the army which was set in Afghanistan. In 2014 he played in Sacha Baron Cohens film “Grimsby” as one of his English northerner football hooligan friends. Directed by Louis Leterrier also staring Mark Strong.
In 2016 Soon to be released “Last Broken Darkness”. Kruger is supporting the leads with two completely different characters in the movie Ghost/Lone Man the film set in the far broken down future, which will be releasing later in 2017.
2017 Kruger has just started in a new HBO series “Warrior” playing a Irish barman, Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the aftermath of the Civil War, Warrior tells the story of a young martial arts prodigy, newly arrived from China, who finds himself caught up in the bloody Chinatown Tong wars.
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