Michelle Ryan

Michelle Ryan

Michelle Ryan Michelle is a Londoner, whose first television role was “Dolores” in the children’s program, The Worst Witch (2000).

She then went on to play the role that made her famous, that of “Zoe Slater” in EastEnders (2000-2005). Highlights of her time in the soap included a two hander episode in which her character, shared the screen with her mother, “Kat”, drawing in 19 million viewers and winning “Best Single Episode” at the British Soap Awards (2002).

Since leaving Eastenders, she has appeared in a number of movies, beginning with Sean Ellis’ Cashback (2004) and including Flick (2008). alongside Faye Dunaway; I Want Candy (2007); Noel Clarke’s (2010); Girl Walks Into a Bar (2011); The Man Inside; and Cockneys vs Zombies (2012).

Michelle has appeared in a number of UK television series, including Steven Moffat’s Jekyll (2007), and Mansfield Park (2007) opposite Billie Piper, before being cast as “Jaime Sommers” in the title role for NBC’s 2007 remake of Bionic Woman. Other TV roles have included “Nimueh” in Merlin (2008); and in Mister Eleven (2009) with Olivia Colman.

Of course, Michelle is best known to us for her role as “Lady Christina de Souza” in the first of the 2009 Doctor Who specials Planet of the Dead, a part to which she has returned recently for Big Finish Productions.