Daniel Ryan

Last updated 27 July 2014

Daniel Ryan
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Daniel Ryan

Born: 1968 (age: 56)


Daniel Ryan is an English actor and writer.

He is known for starring as Darren Alexander in the BBC drama comedy Linda GreenAndrew Gilligan in The Government Inspector, Andy Coulson in Steel River Blues and Kenny Reed in The Whistleblowers. His stage credits includeMacbethA Midsummer Night's Dream and Richard III.

He also appeared as a man who was severely brain-damaged after drink and driving, in part of the COI's Drinking And Driving Wrecks Lives campaign.

In 2008 he appeared in Gethsemane, a new play by David Hare at the National Theatre.

He also took over the role of Harry (Sandy's husband) in the special reunion episodes of BBC Sitcom As Time Goes By alongside Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer, the first actor to portray the part being David Michaels

Ryan appeared in the 2008 Doctor Who episode "Midnight".

In 2010 he was very well received for his performance in Posh by Laura Wade at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

As a writer, his work has been performed by the RSC and at the Edinburgh Festival. Currently he is starring as Daniel Johnson on TV's Comedy/Drama Mount Pleasant.

He recently appeared on the Teen Drama Skins as the father of the third generation character Rich Hardbeck in 2011 and 2012.