Richard Ryan (He/Him/His)
Fight Master/Fight Director/Certified Teacher
Currently Stunt Coordinator on Season of VIKINGS: VALHALLA (MGM/Netflix).
Film & TV includes 2nd Unit Director & Stunt Coordinator on THE BARBARIANS (Netflix), Stunt Coordinator on VIKINGS: VALHALLA Season 1, MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS, and LET'S BE FRANK (2nd Unit Director).
He worked on all six previous seasons of VIKINGS starting as Fight Coordinator, before taking on the role of Stunt Coordinator.
Other Stunt Coordinator credits include DAWN, HAMMER OF THE GODS, BESERK, IRONCLAD, ROLLING THUNDER and FAINTHEART;
As Fight Coordinator and/or Assistant Stunt Coordinator; 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.
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