Ryan Kruger is an English Actor, director, writer and producer born and raised in Wallasey, England.
He studied acting in the drama department at Oldershaw School. Ryan joined the world’s renowned drama school The Guildhall School of Music and Drama for pursuing his acting career.
Ryan became interested in direction also and started to make short films at home with his friends and family. He started making music videos for South African metal bands in 2004.
Ryan performed in several TV series and also appeared in O Jerusalem, starring as an American-Jewish extremist, in TV series Shameless as James McAvoy. He performed the role of a thief in Millions.
One of Ryan’s major directing projects was GTV, a 3-year project where he filmed with over 50 major USA and UK bands backstage/hotels and tour buses.
In 2008, Quentin Tarantino looked at Ryan’s work while he was on his Death Proof‘s tour in Liverpool. The same year Ryan decided to move to South Africa to continue his directing and acting career. He became part of the film Doomsday directed by Neil Marshall starring Bob Hoskins and Rhona Mitra.
In Cape Town, he attended AFDA film school just to form a crew to shoot music videos. Over a period of seven years, he has become one of the top music video directors in South Africa. Ryan was famous for his conceptual shooting style videos based on a narrative. In South Africa, he acted in many international TV series and feature films particularly for the UK and American audiences and commercials for Europe.
He played the role of a guard in Death Race 2 in 2010 and as a cockney stage manager in British TV series The Runaway. He starred as Biffa in Bluestone 42: a BBC comedy show. The show is about the life of a bomb disposal detachment group in Afghanistan.
Some of his acting credits include Always and Everyone, Formula 51, The Quiet Storm, Lo-fi, The Odyssey, Monster Island, Warrior, and the Sci-Fi Superhero movie, Bloodshot.
Ryan Kruger received many awards as a director for short films and music videos. He won the best international short film award at Latina Documenta Film Festival, for The Screen Behind The Mirror in Italy.
He also won Best Music Video of the Year MTV ZA award for a music video made for the band GoodLuck.
Ryan’s directed short movies include The Golden Rule, Prime Circle: Doors, GoodLuck: Trickery, The Time travelers and Wit Wolf.
He has been in South Africa for work and now been living in Cape town, doing acting and directing for television and film.
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi