Christian Ruel
On the Set of 'THE MAN'
C.R. Studio, Hertfordshire 2018
THE MAN screening - Audience Q&A
Born June 24th 1995, in Essex, England to an Irish mother and Jamaican-Cypriot father, Christian Ruel initially followed in his father's footsteps in becoming a professional football player. At the age of ten, his family moved to Andalucía Spain where he played for the Malaga C.F.  youth academy. There, he was recruited for La Seleccion Malagueña - a squad of Southern Andalucia's finest players selected to travel and compete against Europe's elite youth academy teams. 
He enjoyed a superlative education attending The English International College Marbella.  At sixteen, he made the decision to move away from a potential football career and focus his attention on The Arts and Human Psychology.  After six years in Spain, his family moved back to England where he would go on to study Psychology and Sociology at The University of Sussex.  During this time, the cinema would often take precedence over the lecture halls - the desire to visualise stories became an obsession.  He transferred the following summer to The University of The Arts London to study in Practical Filmmaking and Television.  Christian would write and direct his first short film THE MAN within six months of study; it was selected and screened by Shorts on Tap in Shoreditch London to a public audience.  Throughout his studies at UAL, he worked part-time as a commercial model for likes of Depop, as well on set as a Production assistant for Pinewood and Shepperton Studios on some of Hollywoods biggest blockbusters.
Graduating in 2017; in 2018 Christian was hired to work full-time as an assistant on the film Last Christmas.  A more intimate set, talking to and observing actors such as Emilia Clarke and Emma Thompson ignited his calling to act. This would have to wait however, in summer of 2019, he was hired by prominent UK punk band Shame to film their 2019 U.S. and European Tour as part of an ongoing documentary series.  In late 2019, he auditioned for Giles Foreman Centre For Acting in Soho, London where he received their scholarship to train on a one year Intensive Advanced Acting Diploma. In the school's production of Arthur Miller's 'A View From The Bridge' directed by Grant Masters, he was cast as the lead role where drew high praise from audience members such as actor Stuart Laing  for his raw and vulnerable portrayal of Eddie Carbone.
In his spare-time Christian is an avid musician, artist and mixed-martial-artist.