Jack Ryder

Jack Ryder

Acting

Television Credits: EASTENDERS (1998-2002), BBC M.I.T (2004), ITV HENRY V (2012) directed by Thea Sharrock and produced by Sam Mendes and the BBC, HOLBY CITY (2013), BBC IN THE CLUB (2015) directed by Kay Mellor and produced by the BBC.

Film Credits: THE BOY IN DARKNESS (2000), BBC POPCORN (2005) directed by Darren Fisher.

Voice Over Credits: THE ARCHERS, THE LAST STORY (Nintendo Wii).

Theatre Credits: THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE, directed by Kenneth Branagh and written by Hamish McColl and Sean Foley, THE SAFARI PARTY, directed by David Taylor and written by Tim Firth, SINGLE SPIES, directed by Christopher Luscombe and written by Alan Bennett, ROMEO AND JULIET, directed by Michael Bogdanov, CALENDAR GIRLS, directed by Hamish McColl and written by Tim Firth, PLENTY, directed by Thea Sharrock and written by David Hare. 


Directing

Jack's most recent credits include; THE GIRLS as associate director to Tim Firth (Phoenix Theatre, West End), THE BAND as director. The Band became the fastest selling tour of all time and opens this Christmas at the Haymarket Theatre in the West End. 

In 2009, Jack became the assistant director to Hamish McColl on the West End production of CALENDAR GIRLS. Jack continued as associate director with Roger Haines on the national tour and then completed three of his own Calendar Girls productions as director.

In 2010, Jack wrote and directed his first short film ACT OF MEMORY starring Claire Skinner, Owen Teale and Anna Massey. It was selected for competition in the following Film Festivals; The Garden State Film Festival, The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival, The Newport Beach Film Festival, The Cannes Film Festival (as part of the Short Film Corner), The Rhode Island International Film Festival (Oscar qualifying competition), The Edinburgh Short Film Festival, The Portobello Film Festival and The Chicago International Film Festival.

SKY ARTS selected Act of Memory as one of their Christmas films and chose to screen it twelve times over the holidays including their most prestigious time slots on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

In 2012, Jack worked as the associate director to Daniel Evans on the stage adaptation of THE FULL MONTY by Oscar winning writer Simon Beaufoy which opened at the Lyceum Theatre Sheffield to rave reviews and transferred to The Noël Coward Theatre in London's West End. From 2015 to 2016 Jack directed the new production of The Full Monty which toured the UK.

In 2013, Jack wrote and directed his second short film DOG.  In 2014, Jack continued as associate director on THE FULL MONTY national tour and in 2015, he directed his first red button episode of CASUALTY for the BBC.