Ryan Corr

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Ryan Corr
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
EducationNational Institute of Dramatic Art (BFA)
Years active2003–present

Ryan Corr is an Australian actor. He 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), Holding the Man (2015) and Underbelly.

Early life

Corr was born in Melbourne. His father is Peter Corr, the head coach of the Australian women's goalball team.[1]

In 2009, he graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).[2]


He began making appearances in film and television from the age of five,[3] but started his acting career in earnest at age thirteen[2] with the film Opraholic. His first television performance was on The Sleepover Club with a supporting role as Matthew McDougal. Following this, he landed a lead role as Sheng Zamett on Silversun (2004).

Soon after, Corr had guest appearances on shows such as Scooter: Secret Agent, Blue Heelers, and Neighbours. As a voice actor, he voiced a sheep in Charlotte's Web. In 2006, the second series of Blue Water High aired on Australian TV in which Corr starred as young surfer Eric, one of the six chosen teens to attend Solar Blue. 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.

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 2015, Corr starred in Neil Armfield's romantic-drama film Holding the Man, adapted from Timothy Conigrave's 1995 memoir of the same name. He portrayed Conigrave opposite Craig Stott who portrayed Conigrave's partner, John Caleo.[4][5]

In 2016, he starred in the television series Wanted.[6]

Corr appeared as Joseph in Helen Edmundson's 2018 film Mary Magdalene.[7]

In 2022, he had a recurring role in HBO's House of the Dragon as Ser Harwin Strong.[8]

Legal issues

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 good behaviour bond with no conviction recorded.[9]

The arrest took place a few days after Corr's grandfather went into a coma following a heart attack. He had been close with his grandfather, who had flown with him to acting jobs when he was a child. According to Corr's lawyer, Corr was grateful for the arrest, because it stopped him from using heroin for the first time.[3] 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."[10]


Year Title Role Notes
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 6 Plots Marty
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
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 Mary Magdalene Joseph
2020 High Ground Braddock
Year Title Role Notes
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
2010 Tangle Isacc 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 Hungry Ghosts Ben Williams Main Cast
2020-22 The Secrets She Keeps Simon Main Cast: 12 episodes
2021 Wakefield Raff Main Cast: 8 episodes
2022 House of the Dragon Harwin Strong Recurring Role
2023 In Limbo Charlie 6 episodes; written by Lucas Taylor[11]
Short film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Piranha Andy
2010 Violet Max
2011 Blue Monday


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ a b "About Ryan Corr". BBC Two. BBC. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b Walker, Ian (2 September 2014). "Packed to the Rafters star Ryan Corr admits heroin charge: No conviction recorded". The Daily Telegraph. Sydney. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Dent, Nick (23 August 2015). "Holding the Man a beautiful, tragic love story with wide appeal". Herald Sun. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  6. ^ Papain, Jessie (28 September 2015). "Peacocke at home in Wanted role". The West Australian. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  7. ^ "The Weinstein Company Schedules 'Mary Magdalene,' 'The Current War' for Awards Season". Variety. 17 March 2017.
  8. ^ Geigel, Alicia (5 October 2022). ""House of the Dragon"'s Harwin Strong Was a Child Star – What to Know About Ryan Corr". POPSUGAR Celebrity. Retrieved 13 December 2022.
  9. ^ "Ryan Corr leaves controversy behind to focus on career". News.com.au. 9 August 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  10. ^ "GQ&A: Our Exclusive Interview with Ryan Corr". GQ Australia. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  11. ^ In Limbo at IMDb

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