Barrie Ryan English

Barrie English

English Rice Productions
Director, Screenwriter and Theatre Director

Manchester, United Kingdom

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April 2015
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About Barrie

English Rice productions were set up in 2010 by myself Barrie Ryan English. The aim was to create comedy driven content for the stage and screen that incorporated physical theatre, dance and music whilst focusing on simple human behaviours and relationships. I am the current joint managing director of English Rice Productions and I was the Artistic Director at The Liverpool Actors Studio Theatre for 5 Years.
I have worked in both development and acting projects with various writers, producers and directors in TV, Film, Radio and Theatre including:
North West Playwrights, Contact Theatre- Manchester, Oldham Coliseum, Mick Martin, Quickfoot Media, Phil McIntyre Productions, Peter Kay, Misfit Films, ITV Yorkshire, ITV Granada, Lime Pictures, Red Bee Media, BBC, Red Productions, Freedom Studios, Ink Films, The Gate Films, Fuzzy Duck Creative, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and The Light in Leeds.
I have recently completed my MA Degree in TV & Film Scriptwriting at Salford University Media City. The course enabled me to develop my craft and complete scripts for numerous television pilots and a two feature films and I have lots of spec and pilot scripts under my belt. Most recently I have worked as Story liner and script editor on an indie horror feature film called SEIZURE due for release in 2017 in the US.

Twitter @EnglishRice @BarrieEnglish


  • Gravesend

    Gravesend (2017 - 2018)
    Film by English Rice Productions/Quickfoot Films Writer/Director An unassuming funeral director’s belief in the dignity of death is compromised when he is forced into helping his ruthless brother cover up a murder.

  • Last Bus To Kingston

    Last Bus To Kingston (2018)
    Film by English Rice Productions Writer/Director A dark comedy caper about mistaken identity and the pursuit of freedom set during the London Blitz 1941. Logline: It’s 1941,during the London Blitz and down on his luck homeless Billy Crabtree agrees to plan a robbery with a corrupt copper, but when things don’t go to plan, he takes on a whole new identity to evade capture from the very policeman who was originally on his side.

  • Nomads

    Nomads (2016 - 2017)
    Television by English Rice Productions & Quick foot Media (Comedy and Drama) Writer/Director Logline: The owner of a small Yorkshire village nursing home sets up an amateur dramatic society to deflect away unsavoury allegations, but his bogus community spirit is soon exposed by a new American arrival. Synopsis: A crooked Am Dram society led by a slightly deranged director attracts a clan of quirky individuals all seeking their fifteen minutes, for various reasons. Throughout the series we discover their fears, hopes and a few dark secrets along the way as they rehearse together to not put on a show.

  • Seizure

    Seizure (2016)
    Film (Horror) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Saucy Butty

    Saucy Butty (2016)
    Film (Short and Crime) Actor Saucy Butty is a Whodunnit Short Film set in a greasy spoon cafe.

  • Rough and Ready

    Rough and Ready (2015)
    Film (Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • The Writer

    The Writer (2015)
    Film (Short and Horror) Actor Add a Plot »

  • House of Anubis

    House of Anubis (2012)
    Television (Drama, Family, Mystery, Romance and 1 More) Actor An American girl Nina Martin comes to the house of Anubis. Suddenly Joy goes missing the same day Nina arrives. Nina bumps into an old lady from the old peoples home called Sarah, who gives Nina an amulet and tells her to find the treasure. Suddenly everything changes and the mysteries are starting to unfold and questions are staring to be asked. Is Joy actually dead? Is Sarah from the old peoples home actually Sarah-Frobisher Smith? Does this amulet contain magical powers?

  • Counterplay

    Counterplay (2010)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Actor All Jimmy ever wanted was a normal family life, set up by his best friend, betrayed by his wife, he knows the only possible answer is revenge. Caught in a Love triangle and drastically changed after two years in prison. Jimmy is a man on the edge. This is a tragic tale of blackmail, vengeance and doomed love.

  • Move Like Michael Jackson

    Move Like Michael Jackson (2009)
    Television (Reality-TV) Actor A nationwide search, looking for amazing dancers who can move like Michael Jackson but in their own unique way, and also take on his legacy. Aimed at finding dancers who best embody the spirit of Michael Jackson on stage, the show will include competitors from all backgrounds - individuals and group performances. The winner won't necessarily be the dancer who simply mimics Jackson's choreography, but rather someone who can move like him, creating and inventing their own iconic steps and styles to most impress the judges and viewers. The series will open with two shows highlighting the good, the bad and brilliant auditions of the country's hopefuls, as well as interviews with some of Michael's friends and family. It will continue with three studio shows, two semi-finals, in which 16 contestants who were chosen from hundreds will have an opportunity to dance in front of the show's judging panel, including Jermaine Jackson and dance agent supremo Mark Summers, in a bid to make it into ... Written by mark summers

  • Everything But the Ball

    Everything But the Ball (2009)
    TV Movie (Comedy, Drama, Family, Reality-TV and 1 More) Actor The Pea 'n' Cocks XI take on the Wetherby Warriors this week. A few pints and a karaoke later, the team rush to get on the road leaving essential kit behind. After a pit stop at the burger van, the team arrive to find the away changing rooms out of action! Led on the field by their captain Geoff, Its a beautiful day but a very ugly game as Donald's having a tough time keeping up with ringer Tommy Spencer's Lad. The referee slowly loses control as the tackles come thick and fast, not before the team are made to play in 'skins' due to a kit clash. Will Eric and Leslie see the lads score a goal? Will they finish with eleven men still on the field? Will Norman have sobered up by the final whistle? Written by Nader Mabadi

  • Ghostwriter

    Ghostwriter (2009)
    TV Movie (Drama) Actor 24-minute TV-style one-off supernatural drama.

  • Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice

    Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice (2008)
    TV Movie (Comedy and Music) Actor Cat Deely hosts the epic 'live' final of Britain's Got the Pop Factor, where musical acts R Wayne, 2 Up 2 Down and Geraldine battle it out for their own record deal and an automatic entry to the show Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice. Nicki Chapman, Neil Fox and Pete Waterman will judge their efforts, but who wins? Written by Chirpling

  • Burn It

    Burn It (2003)
    Television (Drama) Actor Carl, Jon and Andy have been mates forever. They are Generation X # hardened party animals but their party train is grinding to a halt.

  • Grange Hill

    Grange Hill (1999)
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Family) Actor The long running television series of the Grange Hill Comprehensive School, and the children's everyday lives.


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