Playing Age: 21-27
Rex trained at The Gaiety School of Acting in their full time course (2013).
Recent theatre credits include Bug by Tracy Letts and Mark O’Rowe’s Made in China with his company The Corps Ensemble of which he is Artistic Director.
Previous to this he played the title role of Hamlet in Peter Reid’s adaptation for AC Productions
Other theatre credits include Port Authority by Conor McPherson for The Viking Theatre directed by Peter Reid, Hollow Ground directed by Karl Shiels for Theatre Upstairs, The Motherfucker With The Hat directed by Aoife Spillane Hinks for The New Theatre and The Circus of Perseverance written and directed by Philip Doherty at Smock Alley Theatre.
He received rave reviews for Pilgrim both in Dublin and Edinburgh and was nominated for Best Actor in the 2013 Dublin Fringe for his performance in The Birthday Man. Again both of these one man shows were written for Philip Doherty.
Film credits include Monged by Gary Duggan, commissioned by Film Base and the award winning short Solitaire by Gerard Walsh.
He has also worked in Radio Drama for Radio 1, Newstalk and 2fm and currently has his own podcast LETS HAVE REX.
‘Ryan is astonishing, capable of extracting a laugh and breaking your heart in the one line’ … nomoreworkhorse (Made in China)
‘ Ryan is riveting…a wonderfully nuanced performance ‘ …The Examiner **** (Made in China)
’Rex Ryan is a tour de force” ***** The Edinburgh Reporter (Pilgrim)
’Rex Ryan gives an amazing performance’ ****Broadway Baby (Pilgrim)
’Ryan is a regular charmer’ **** Whats On Stage (Pilgrim)