Jun. 7th, 1956
Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, UK
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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 _First Knight (1995)_ (qv), Mark apprenticed as assistant sword master under the veteran sword master, 'Bob Anderson (III)' (qv).
- Originally his character on _"Robin of Sherwood" (1984)_ (qv), 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.
- 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.
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