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 during the war 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 new film “Grimsby” as one of his English northerner football hooligan friends. Directed by Louis Leterrier also staring Mark Strong. He has also just finished shooting “Last Broken Darkness”. Supporting the leads with two completely different characters Ghost/Lone Man.
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