Ryan Alexander Hawley (born 21 September 1985 in Dubai) is an English actor. Hawley made his acting debut in Life is Wild in 2007, a television series and also starred in Titanic, a mini series released in the honour of the 100th anniversary of the original incident, playing Jack Thayer.
In 2014, he got his most prominent role, playing Robert Sugden in ITV's Emmerdale, becoming the fourth actor to take on the role in the series. He received critical acclaim for his role and was nominated for "Best Villain" at the British Soap Awards.
Hawley spent his childhood partly in Sheffield and partly in the UAE due to his parents' work. In school, Hawley took A-Level Media Studies and took part in school plays, subsequently realising his dream of becoming a film director was very difficult.
Hawley's acting career began in 2007, when he began to appear in a number of TV series', film's and stage productions.
In 2014 he started his most prominent role, becoming the fourth actor to portray Robert Sugden on the ITV soap opera Emmerdale. His main story-lines have included: returning to the village with the White family, an affair with Aaron Livesy (Danny Miller), the manslaughter of Katie Sugden (Sammy Winward) and cover-up, being shot by Ross Barton (Michael Parr) in a "who dunnit?" story-line, supporting Aaron when discovering Aaron was sexually abused by his father Gordon Livesy (Gary Mavers), as a child, rekindling his relationship with Aaron and later becoming engaged to Aaron following a car crash in No Return week.
|2007||Life Is Wild||Tim||N/A|
|2008||Doctors||Jeremy Evesham||1 episode|
|2009||The Royal||Phil Cooper||1 episode|
|2010||The Wyoming Story||Dakin Thorpe||Cast|
|Rules of Love||Tarrant||Main cast|
|Between You & Me||Josh|
|Titanic||Jack Thayer||2 episodes|
|2013||Father Brown||John Van Ert||1 episode|
|Devil's Pass||Andy Thatcher||Main cast|
|2014||The Magnificent Eleven||Kurt|
|2014–2017||Emmerdale||Robert Sugden||Series regular|
|2007||The History Boys||Rudge||Wyndhams Theatre + UK Tour|
|2009||Letting in Air||Adam||Old Red Lion Theatre|
|2010||You May Go Now||N/A||Finborough Theatre|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Result||Award||Category||Film or series||Character|
|2015||Nominated||British Soap Awards||Best Newcomer||Emmerdale||Robert Sugden|
|Nominated||Villain of the Year|
|Won||All About Soap Awards||Best Moment 2014 – Robert Kisses Aaron|
|Won||Inside Soap Awards||Best Newcomer|
|Nominated||TV Choice Awards||Best Soap Newcomer|
|2016||Nominated||British Soap Awards||Villain of the Year|
|Nominated||Best Onscreen Partnership (with Danny Miller)|
|Won||Inside Soap Awards||Best Partnership (with Danny Miller)|
|2017||Won||TV Choice Awards||Best Soap Actor|
|Nominated||Inside Soap Awards||Best Bad Boy|
|Nominated||Inside Soap Awards||Best Partnership (with Danny Miller)|