St Lucian actress lands major role in Netflix show

Gabrielle Ryan

CASTRIES, St Lucia – St Lucian actress Gabrielle Ryan will be starring as the posh-and-uptight ‘Portia’ in the new Netflix show, Bonding, filmed and set in New York.

Produced by Anonymous Content, Bonding premiered at Cannes last year and will launch on Netflix early  this year.

A dark comedy loosely based on the colourful life of Rightor Doyle (star of Emmy-award-winning ‘Barry’ on Sky Atlantic) Bonding centres on the relationship between former high-school BFFs, Pete and Tiff, a grad student and secretly New York City’s top dominatrix, who reconnects unexpectedly years later.

“I’m so excited to be on Netflix, the world’s most-watched platform. I had an absolute blast working on this project. Bonding is hilariously funny. The creator Rightor Doyle is a genius!” Ryan said.

“You have to be where the work is, which means moving between London, New York and LA. Filming in New York was something I’d always dreamed about, but I definitely miss the UK and being back in St Lucia and the Caribbean where my family are from.”

Ryan developed her love for drama at the Brighton College, UK, where she attended on an academic scholarship. She  also attended  the New York’s Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute,