Philip Ryan
Phillip ryan
Portrayed by Dean Smith
First Appearance Series 4 Episode 2
Last Appearance Series 5 Episode 20
Cause/Reason Graduated
Mother Melissa Ryan
Sibling(s) Melissa Ryan's unborn child with Eddie Lawson (Half-sibling)
Spouse(s) Michaela White
Romances Flick Mellor
Ros McCain
Aunts Rachel Mason
Uncles Adam Fleet (By marriage)

Bumbling, awkward and radioactive when it comes to attracting girls – it’s like Philip Ryan was given an anti-smooth vaccine at birth. Philip’s quick, funny and endearing – in fairer universe he’d be popular, but at school he was the resident oddball, just desperate to be included. Philip’s flakey mother, Melissa, dragged him around the country throughout his childhood, so when they finally settled at Waterloo Road, Philip quickly grew close to his reliable aunt. Unfortunately his ‘Aunt Rachel’ was known as ‘Miss Mason’ to everyone else and being outed as the Head Teacher’s nephew, meant Philip kissed goodbye to his last remaining shred of street cred.

Since graduating Philip has been doing ‘this and that’. He got a job in a bar but frightened the customers. He was lucky to bag work cleaning buses at nights but kept falling asleep on the back seat. Philip also appeared in Waterloo Road Reunited. He was portrayed by Dean Smith.


Philip once gave Flick Mellor some of Miss Mason's used underwear as a present, also stalking her. He then continued to stalk her until later on in season 4 he understood that Flick Mellor was not interested. Philip was also assaulted by Max Tyler which left his back bruised. In season 5 episode 10 Philip then humiliated Max as he overheard him about getting his aunt Miss Mason fired. Luckily it did not happen as she found out and instead Max got fired. Philip then left with classmates Bolton Smilie, Paul Langley and Michaela White in episode 20 as they all graduated.