|Portrayed by||Dean Smith|
|First Appearance||Series 4 Ep 02|
|Last Appearance||Series 5 Ep 20|
|Romances|| Flick Mellor |
|Aunts and Uncles||Rachel Mason|
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 once gave Flick Mellor some of Miss Mason's used underwear as a present.