RYAN, LACY (c. 1694–1760), English actor, appeared at the Haymarket about 1709. By 1718 he had joined the company at Lincoln's Inn Fields, where he shared the lead with his friend Quin. In 1732.l'1€ followed the company to Covent Garden, and there. he remained until his death. Iago, Cassius, Edgar (in King Lear) and Macduff were among his best parts.