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“All I’ve ever wanted as an artist is for people to see my work, and I’ve never concerned myself with how they see it, as long as in some way they hear the story I’m trying to tell.”

Writer and actor

Photo by Chris Harris courtesy of Searchlight Pictures

Nathan Bryon in conversation with Jonny Wright

Talking about the process of writing the script for the now released film Rye Lane


Nathan Bryon is a BAFTA-nominated writer and a Sunday Times best-selling author and actor, who grew up eating as much Uxbridge Road Caribbean food as his bank balance would allow. He is best known to viewers for his role as regular character Jamie in Some Girls and Benidorm’s sunniest holiday maker, Joey Ellis. Nathan has written for critically acclaimed CBeebies’ animation Rastamouse, BAFTA award-winning Swashbuckle and on all three series of BAFTA-nominated Apple Tree House CBeebies alongside BAFTA-winning Gigglebiz.


Nathan’s first book Look Up! (June 2019) was the number 1 picture book from a debut author and illustrator in 2019, on the Sunday Times Bestseller list, and won the overall Waterstones Children’s book prize in 2020. Clean UP!, the follow up, was published in July 2020.

Nathan co-created BAFTA-nominated comedy series Bloods, a series about a group of south London-based paramedics. Nathan’s debut feature film, co-written with Tom Melia, Rye Lane was released in cinemas in March 2023.