Mar. 14th, 1981
Ryan Cartwright's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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He began acting with the Central Junior Television Workshop. His first major role came at the age of 15 in the British ITV comedy-drama The Grimleys. He has also appeared in such other British television programmes as Seriously Weird, Hardware, Donovan, Microsoap, Look Around You and All About Me.
Since moving to the US, Cartwright had a recurring role on the television series Bones as the laboratory intern Vincent Nigel-Murray, until the death of his character in the season 6 episode "The Hole in the Heart". He also completed filming a Hallmark Channel television film, Dear Prudence alongside 'Jane Seymour', in which he used an American accent. He had a recurring role (as upper class Briton John Hooker) on Season 3 of Mad Men.
Cartwright currently plays Gary Bell, a character with autism, on the Syfy television series Alphas. To prepare for the role, Cartwright consulted with people who worked with people with autism, watched documentaries, read blogs created by people with autism, and books from authors with autism Temple Grandin and Daniel Tammet. Cartwright's portrayal of Bell has earned praise from the neurological science community, crediting his complexity for eschewing stereotypes of autism previously displayed in mass media.
- Brother of 'Che Cartwright' (qv).