Welcome to Jay Ryan Online your ultimate online resource for actor Jay Ryan who is best known for his role as 'Vincent Keller' in 'Beauty and the Beast'. More recently you can find Jay starring as 'Ben Wesley' in 'Mary Kills People' and as 'Sgt Sean Collins' in the upcoming 'Fighting Season'. We aim to provide you with all the latest news, images & so much more on Jay. Feel free to bookmark us and follow on Twitter for out latest updates.
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May 23rd, 2018

by Justin Kroll for Variety

Jay Ryan has been cast as the adult version of Ben in New Line’s “It: Chapter Two,” sources confirmed to Variety.

He joins Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader, who play Beverly, Bill, and Richie, respectively, in the sequel. Bill Skarsgard is also set to return as Pennywise. James Ransone and Andy Bean have also recently joined the cast.

Director Andy Muschietti is back to helm the new installment, with Gary Dauberman penning the script. The sequel will bow on Sept. 6, 2019, with production expected to start this summer.

“Chapter One” of “It” followed the first half of Stephen King’s eponymous novel, telling the story of a group of children who are terrorized by Pennywise the clown and forced to face their own demons to defeat him. “Chapter Two” will follow the second half of the novel, when the characters return to their hometown years later as adults to take on Pennywise once again.

The first film was a massive hit, grossing $700 million worldwide, including $327 million domestically.

Ryan can be seen on the eOne/Hulu rights-to-die drama series “Mary Kills People,” which had its second season premiere this month. Ryan is repped by United Talent Agency, Management 360, and Ziffren Brittenham. His Australian agent is Independent Artists.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

April 6th, 2018


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March 9th, 2018

As you can see, after almost 2 years, I finally decided it was time to create a new theme for the site. Sadly I have had to use old pictures as Jay doesn’t do photoshoots very often but I hope you enjoy the new theme. I will also be working on a few other sections of the site over the next week or so, aswell as updating the sidebar with Jay’s current projects.

Keep checking back for future updates and please enjoy the new look. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @jayryandotorg and let us know what you think of the site. I’d love to hear your feedback. Also, if you have any ideas on what you’d like to see here, let us know.

March 8th, 2018

Apologies for the delay but I have finally managed to update the remaining episode screencaps from ‘Mary Kills People’. Check them out over on the gallery.


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January 13th, 2018

Screen captures of Jay in the second episode of ‘Mary Kills People’ have been added to the gallery. Check out the captures by clicking on the link below…


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December 29th, 2017

I have updated the gallery with an older set of pics from 2013 when Jay attended The CW series ‘Beauty and the Beast’ portrait session in New York. The pictures were never uploaded before so enjoy these new HQ additions!


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October 14th, 2017

I have updated the gallery with some older images of Jay from 2012 and 2013. You can check them out now via the links below.


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August 24th, 2017

Unlike most actors, Jay Ryan has no problem with lines and wrinkles.

“Ageing has done me good,” says the 35-year-old Kiwi, who first found fame playing Neighbours’ Jack Scully 15 years ago.

“I always had a very baby face and I’ve been waiting for the lines to settle in a little bit and now they finally are and people are seeing me for much more grittier roles.

“Being an actor is tough. You take what you are offered. You can’t be too picky in the early days but finally I’ve got my chops up and people have seen me in a different light.

“A lot of that has to do with Jane (Campion) casting me in Top Of The Lake. That was a real page-turner for me in my career. It got me in front of certain people who I really wanted to work with.”

Three years in Neighbours and roles in Being Eve, Go Girls, Sea Patrol and Offspring led to Ryan’s US breakthrough as Vincent Keller in four seasons of the big-budget glossy prime-time series Beauty And The Beast.

His new series, Mary Kills People, a black comedy about the controversial practice of euthanasia, is something very different.

It follows Dr Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas from Off The Map and Hannibal) who works at the emergency department of the Eden General Hospital and has a side business as an end-of-life counsellor. Ryan is Ben Wesley, a cop who pretends to be terminally ill, in an attempt to bring her – and her plastic surgeon partner Des (Covert Affairs’ Richard Short) – to justice.

Ryan says the six-part series – which has already screened in the US and Canada (where it is filmed) – has polarised viewers and promoted vigorous debate on social media.

“A lot of people thought Mary was a downright serial killer, posing as a doctor, but many people believe in the subject, mainly people that have had their own personal experiences with terminally-ill loved ones,” he says, from Australia, as he prepares to return to Canada to film the second season.

“I know a lot of my mates who I’ve shown it to over here told me stories about their experiences with their loved ones,” he says.

“One said before her mother was sick she didn’t believe in euthanasia. She thought it was interfering with natural ways. But, after her mother’s illness and what she went through, and what the whole family went through, she had a different view on the subject. She saw Mary Kills People and was filled with praise.”

Ryan says he welcomed a chance to be part of such a groundbreaking series, which is written by Tara Armstrong, a recent graduate of the Canadian Film Centre.

“She wrote the pilot as part of her graduation piece and it was pretty much shopped around straight away. It was picked up and within six months was in production which is an unheard of in the business,” he says.

“Beauty And The Beast is very formulaic television which is written by many different writers so I wanted to start working again with a creator who had the reins over their project.

“I’d done that with Jane Campion in Top Of The Lake and then gone on to Beauty And The Beast – very chalk and cheese type of projects – so I wanted to get back into the zone again. I was looking but funnily enough they came to me because they had seen Top Of The Lake and liked my character.

“They wanted a little bit of the essence of that in their project, so I met with them and we got on really well and it went from there.”

Ryan is looking forward to learning more about Detective Ben Wesley in season two.

“It wasn’t wrapped up in the six episodes about who exactly he was and I was never sure if I was going to get to play him again. We wanted to play that ambiguity in him. I like that about him, that you never knew who he really was and there wasn’t a lot to say who he was or who he used be.”

Source: Stuff NZ

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Fighting Season
The story is a six-part event drama that surrounds the invisible men and women who fight for their country (Australia), what they bring home from the war, discovering what of themselves they’ve left behind, the secrets that must remain hidden; With a compelling mystery regarding a possible cover-up where the lines cross between killer and family man, hero and victim, truth and imagination or fantasy, are constantly changing.

 

Mary Kills People
Single mother Mary Harris is an ER doctor by day, but by night she and her partner, a former plastic surgeon, moonlight as underground angels of death who help terminally ill patients slip away on their own terms.
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