Reece Ritchie

Reece Ritchie (born 23 July 1986) is an English actor known for his role as Moha in 10,000 BC (2008), as Bis in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), as jay in White Heat (TV series) (2012), and as Zed the 'Blackblood' in The Outpost (2019).

Reece Ritchie
Born (1986-07-23) 23 July 1986 (age 35)
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present

Early lifeEdit

Ritchie was born in Lowestoft, Suffolk. He has described himself as a "mix", as his father is from Durban, South Africa and his mother is English.[1] His paternal grandparents left South Africa for England when his father was only a year old because of apartheid in South Africa.[1] Ritchie is the middle of three children.[1] His younger sister is singer-songwriter Ria Ritchie.[2] He worked with the National Youth Theatre as a teenager,[1] and furthered his acting education at the East 15 Acting School[3] at the University of Essex in Loughton, Essex.

CareerEdit

After being spotted by a casting director during one of his monologue performances at the Soho Theatre in London, Ritchie was suggested for a role in director Roland Emmerich's 2008 epic 10,000 BC, in which he played the role of Moha.[4]

In Peter Jackson's 2009 film The Lovely Bones (based on Alice Sebold's novel of the same name), Ritchie played Ray Singh, the love interest of the main character, Susie Salmon.

In February and March 2010, he starred as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Rose Theatre, Kingston with Judi Dench.[5]

In 2013, it was announced that Ritchie would have a starring role in the 2015 television series Hieroglyph, to be produced by 20th Century Fox TV, but Fox dropped the production in June 2014.[6][7]

Ritchie has starred alongside Dwayne Johnson in the 2014 film Hercules.[8] Ritchie played the role of Hercules' nephew Iolaus, a storyteller and soldier.[8]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2008 10,000 BC Moha
2009 Triage Boy in Beirut
2009 The Lovely Bones Ray Singh
2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Bis
2012 All in Good Time Atul
2014 Desert Dancer Afshin Ghaffarian
2014 Hercules Iolaus
2017 Lies We Tell Nathan
2021 Resurrection Stephen
2021 The Haunted Hotel Charles Dickens

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Saddam's Tribe: Bound by Blood Older Ali Television film
2007 The Bill Duncan Wilde Episode: "Up in Smoke"
2008 Silent Witness Jake Burnett 2 episodes
2010 Pete versus Life Ollie 4 episodes
2011 Atlantis Yishharu Television film
2012 White Heat Jay 6 episodes
2014 Hieroglyph Shai Television film
2015 A.D. The Bible Continues Stephen 2 episodes
2017 Year Million Oscar 5 episodes
2017 Rellik Asim Fry 6 episodes
2018 Les Misérables Fameuil Episode #1.1
2019–2021 The Outpost Zed 32 episodes
2020 Endeavour Dr. Jeremy Kreitsek Episode: "Oracle"
2020 Flack Rick Episode: "Sofi"

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
2011 Dragon Age II Additional voices

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Eyre, Hermione (28 May 2010). "A piece of Reece Ritchie". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Suffolk's rising star". Places&Faces. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  3. ^ "East 15 Notable Alumni". east15.ac.uk. 2020.
  4. ^ "Lowestoft's Lovely Bones". BBC Suffolk. 2 November 2007.
  5. ^ "Full Cast Announced for Peter Hall's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Rose Theatre" (PDF). rosetheatrekingston.org. 22 December 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2009.
  6. ^ "Reece Ritchie Joins Fox Series 'Hieroglyph'". Deadline Hollywood. 20 December 2013.
  7. ^ Hibberd, James (30 June 2014). "Fox cancels Ancient Egypt drama 'Hieroglyph'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Review Dwayne Johnson's 'Hercules' packs action-filled punch". Los Angeles Times. 25 July 2015.

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