Zed in “The Outpost”
Reece Ritchie stars as Zed, a Blackblood summoned by Talon to help save the Outpost, in The CW’s fantasy adventure series “The Outpost.”
Since plucked from drama school, Ritchie has continuously demonstrated his varied talent on both stage and screen.
Ritchie starred in the thrilling action/adventure film “Hercules: The Thracian Wars” alongside Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane and Rufus Sewell, in which he played the role of lolaus. He has also starred as the lead in the inspirational true story of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian in the biographical film “Desert Dancer,” opposite Freida Pinto and directed by Richard Raymond.
He made his film debut in the role of Moha in Roland Emmerich’s fantasy/drama “10,000 BC,” a film that follows a young mammoth hunter’s journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. In 2010, Ritchie appeared in “The Lovely Bones” directed by multi-award-winning director Peter Jackson and starring Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon and Mark Wahlberg, and was received with critical acclaim. Following this, Ritchie starred in the Disney feature “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” directed by Mike Newell and starred alongside Gemma Arterton, Jake Gyllenhall and Sir Ben Kingsley. In 2012, Reece starred as the lead male role in Nigel Cole’s “All in Good Time.” Additional film credits include the drama “Triage,” directed by Danis Tanovic and opposite Colin Ferrell and Kelly Reilly, and most recently “The Lies We Tell,” alongside Gabriel Byrne and Harvey Keitel.
Television work includes “Flack,” starring Anna Paquin, “Les Miserables,” “Year Million” (National Geographic), “AD: Beyond The Bible,” “White Heat,” written by the award-winning Paula Milne, and starring Claire Foy, Sam Chaflin and MyAnna Burning. He also starred in “Pete Versus Life” alongside Rafe Spall, and the BBC’s drama/documentary “Atlantis.”
Other television credits include “Silent Witness” for the BBC, ITV’s “The Bill” and Channel 4’s drama “Sadam’s Tribe,” directed by Chris Menaul, as well as the pilots “Hieroglyph” and “Pearly Gates.”
On the theatre front, Ritchie starred as Puck in a run of Shakespeare’s popular romantic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” directed by Sir Peter Hall. The impressive cast included Dame Judy Dench, Ben Mansfield and Oliver Chris. Ritchie has also performed for the National Youth Theatre in “Cell Sell,” “The Master and Margarita,” “Dorothy Com” and “Murder in the Cathedral.” Other theatre credits for E15 include “Saved,” “Sarah” and “All My Sons.”