Ryan Corr

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Ryan Corr
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Corr attending the May 2016 TV Week Logie Awards
Born (1989-01-15) 15 January 1989 (age 32)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Years active2003present

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. [1] He started his acting career at the age of thirteen [2] 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). [2] 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. [3] 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.” [4] 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.” [5]

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. [6] [7]

Corr stars in the television series Wanted . [8]

In 2018, Corr appeared as Joseph in Helen Edmundson's film Mary Magdalene . [9]

Private life

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
2010Before the RainMax
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
20136 PlotsMarty
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
2016 Ali's Wedding Wazza
2017A Few Less MenHenry
2017 1% PaddoNominated—AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
2018 Ladies in Black Rudi
2018 Mary Magdalene Joseph
2020 High Ground Braddock
2003 The Sleepover Club Matthew McDougal 25 episodes
2004 Silversun Sheng Zammett40 episodes
2005 Scooter: Secret Agent FreddieEpisode: "Operation: Double Oh"
2005 Blue Heelers Zac BronskiEpisode: "Playing by the Book"
2006 Neighbours Charlie HoylandEpisode: "You're a Big Boy Now"
2006 Blue Water High Eric TannerLead role; 26 episodes
2010 Underbelly: The Golden Mile Michael Kanaan4 episodes
2010 Tangle Isacc4 episodes
20092013 Packed to the Rafters Coby Jennings65 episodes
Nominated—Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent
Nominated—Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent
2012 Redfern Now TimmyEpisode: "Raymond"
20142015 Love Child Johnny Lowry9 episodes
2014 The Moodys Sammy1 episode
2015 Banished Private MacDonald7 episodes
2016 Wanted Chris Murphett2 episodes
2016 Cleverman Blair FinchMain Cast; 6 episodes
2017 Hoges: The Paul Hogan Story John Cornell Main Cast; 2 episodes
2019 Bloom Sam/Tommy BrydonMain Cast: 6 episodes
2019 My Life Is Murder Samuel MorganEpisode: "Another Bloody Podcast"
2019 The Commons ShayMain Cast
2020 The Secrets She Keeps SimonMain Cast: 6 episodes
2021 Wakefield RaffMain Cast: 8 episodes
Short film
2011Blue Monday

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