Richard Ryan (pronouns not set)
Fight Master/Fight Director/Certified Teacher
Currently Stunt Coordinator on Season 1 of VIKINGS: VALHALLA (Netflix).
Recent Film & TV includes 2nd Unit Director & Stunt Coordinator on THE BARBARIANS (Netflix), MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS, LET'S BE FRANK (2nd Unit Director) and VIKINGS Season 6. He has worked on all five previous seasons of VIKINGS starting as Fight Coordinator, Assistant Stunt Coordinator and then Stunt Coordinator.
Other credits include Stunt Coordinator on DAWN, HAMMER OF THE GODS, BESERK, IRONCLAD, ROLLING THUNDER and FAINTHEART;
Fight Coordinator and/or Assistant Stunt Coordinator on SHERLOCK HOLMES & SHERLOCK HOLMES 2: GAME OF SHADOWS, FALLEN, THE EAGLE, GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, STARDUST, SOLOMON KANE, THE DARK KNIGHT (winner SAG Best Stunt Ensemble & Taurus Stunt Award Best Fight), THE GOLDEN COMPASS, DRONA and THE LAST LEGION (nominated for Taurus Stunt Award).
Perhaps his best-known film work is TROY, for which his Achilles vs. Hector fight was nominated for Best Fight in both Taurus World Stunt Award & MTV Film Awards.
Recent theatre includes Fight DIrector on the Broadway production on LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES and CORIOLANUS at the Donmar Warehouse.
As 'Master-at-Arms' to The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art he accumulated over 400 stage credits and has worked for many major companies such as The Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre of Ireland, Royal National Theatre, Cheek by Jowl, English National Opera, Royal Opera House, York Theatre Royal and Mercury Theatre, Colchester along with various West End shows and National Tours.
- SAG-AFTRA, Stunt Register Ireland, Equity Fight Directors Register, BASSC, IDCA
Skill Proficiency History