Straight, fresh, intelligent & interesting. Gorgeous individual voice.
Best known for playing King Edward III in the TV miniseries World Without End (2012), the Duke of Kent in Upstairs Downstairs (2010–2012), Mr Elton in the 2009 BBC adaptation of Emma, Edmund Bertram in the 2007 ITV adaptation of Mansfield Park, and for portraying sidekick Robert Presley in A Touch of Frost.
Also played the comic lead in For Elsie, an Oscar-winning short film, which he also co-produced. He also portrayed the main antagonist in David Goyer’s Da Vinci’s Demons (2013).
In 2013, Ritson appeared as Colonel Brandon in Helen Edmundson's BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. In 2020, he starred in the Big Finish reboot of cult adventure series Adam Adamant Lives!