Ryan Corr (born 15 January 1989) is an Australian actor. Corr is known for his roles in the Australian drama series Packed to the Rafters and Love Child along with film roles in Wolf Creek 2 (2013), The Water Diviner (2014) and Holding the Man (2015).
Life and career
Corr was born in Melbourne. His father is Peter Corr, the head coach of the Australian women's goalball team. He started his acting career at the age of thirteen with the film Opraholic. His first television performance was on The Sleepover Club with a supporting role as Matthew McDougal. After completing filming on The Sleepover Club, he scored a lead role as Sheng Zamett on Silversun. Soon after, Corr had many guest appearances on shows such as Scooter: Secret Agent, Blue Heelers and Neighbours. Corr is also a voice actor and was the voice of a sheep in Charlotte's Web. In 2006, the second series of Blue Water High aired on Australian TV in which he had a lead. Corr starred as a young surfer named Eric, who was one of the six chosen teens to attend Solar Blue. In 2009, he graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). In 2010, Corr appeared in the final few episodes of Underbelly: The Golden Mile as Michael Kanaan and was a regular character on the popular Australian television show Packed to the Rafters, playing Dave Rafter's nephew Coby Jennings.
Corr was the 2011 recipient of the Heath Ledger Scholarship. He was a nominee for Cleo's Bachelor of the Year in 2012. In 2013, he appeared in the teen thriller film 6 Plots, and starred alongside John Jarratt in Wolf Creek 2, the 2013 sequel to the horror film Wolf Creek.
In May 2014, Corr was charged with heroin possession after being found with a freezer bag holding 0.26g (less than 1/100 of an ounce) of the drug in the Sydney suburb of Bondi. After admitting to the possession, the actor was given a 12-month behaviour bond with no conviction recorded. The arrest took place only a few days after Corr’s grandfather (who flew with him when traveling to acting jobs as a child) had gone into a coma following a heart attack. In a “vulnerable state,” Corr went to the hotel, where a man gave him a bag containing heroin and said, “here, have this, you’ll feel better.” According to Corr’s lawyer, Corr was grateful for having been arrested, because it stopped him from using the drug, “which he said he had never tried before.” As Corr later stated, “I found myself in a position where I was incredibly upset, someone offered me something and 200 metres after, I was picked up with it. It was an error of judgment.”
In 2015, Corr starred in Neil Armfield's romantic-drama film Holding the Man, adapted from Timothy Conigrave's 1995 memoir of the same name. Corr portrayed Timothy Conigrave opposite Craig Stott who portrayed John Caleo, with supporting performances from Guy Pearce, Anthony LaPaglia, Sarah Snook, Kerry Fox and Geoffrey Rush.
Corr studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art until 2009, where he studied Drama. He dated actress Dena Kaplan until 2013.
|2009||Where the Wild Things Are||Claire's friend|
|2010||Before the Rain||Max|
|2012||Not Suitable for Children||Gus||Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
Nominated—AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
|2013||Wolf Creek 2||Paul Hammersmith|
|2014||The Water Diviner||Arthur Connor|
|2015||Holding the Man||Timothy Conigrave||AFCA Award for Best Actor|
Nominated—AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—FCCA Award for Best Actor
|2016||Hacksaw Ridge||Lt. Manville|
|2017||A Few Less Men||Henry|
|2017||1%||Paddo||Nominated—AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role|
|2018||Ladies in Black||Rudi|
|2018||Ladies in Black||Rudi|
|2003||The Sleepover Club||Matthew McDougal||25 episodes|
|2004||Silversun||Sheng Zammett||40 episodes|
|2005||Scooter: Secret Agent||Freddie||Episode: "Operation: Double Oh"|
|2005||Blue Heelers||Zac Bronski||Episode: "Playing by the Book"|
|2006||Neighbours||Charlie Hoyland||Episode: "You're a Big Boy Now"|
|2006||Blue Water High||Eric Tanner||Lead role; 26 episodes|
|2010||Underbelly: The Golden Mile||Michael Kanaan||4 episodes|
|2009–2013||Packed to the Rafters||Coby Jennings||65 episodes |
Nominated—Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent
Nominated—Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent
|2012||Redfern Now||Timmy||Episode: "Raymond"|
|2014–2015||Love Child||Johnny Lowry||9 episodes|
|2014||The Moodys||Sammy||1 episode|
|2015||Banished||Private MacDonald||7 episodes|
|2016||Wanted||Chris Murphett||2 episodes|
|2016||Cleverman||Blair Finch||Main Cast; 6 episodes|
|2017||Hoges: The Paul Hogan Story||John Cornell||Main Cast; 2 episodes|
|2019||Bloom||Sam/Tommy Brydon||Main Cast: 6 episodes|
|2019||My Life Is Murder||Samuel Morgan||Episode: "Another Bloody Podcast"|
|2019||The Commons||Shay||Main Cast|
|2020||The Secrets She Keeps||Simon||Main Cast: 6 episodes|
- Mathieson, Craig (11 September 2018). "Ryan Corr on boredom, delusion of LA, being 'the girlfriend' in Ladies in Black". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
- "About Ryan Corr". BBC Two. BBC. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
- "Ryan Corr leaves controversy behind to focus on career". News.com.au. News. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
- Walker, Ian (2 September 2014). "Packed To The Rafters star Ryan Corr admits heroin charge: No conviction recorded". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
- "GQ&A: Our Exclusive Interview with Ryan Corr". GQ: Australia. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
- Maddox, Garry (27 August 2015). "Why Holding the Man became so real for Ryan Corr 'it stopped being acting'". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
- Dent, Nick (23 August 2015). "Holding the Man a beautiful, tragic love story with wide appeal". Herald Sun. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
- Papain, Jessie (28 September 2015). "Peacocke at home in Wanted role". The West Australian. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
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