Biography

Born 5th April 1981  Maidstone, Kent, England
Education Maidstone Grammar School
  Birmingham University -  read English Literature & Drama
  LAMDA - winner of the Genesis Bursary
Hair Colour Dark Brown
Eye Colour Green
Height 5ft 10 
Agent Conway van Gelder Grant  (downloadable voice showreels on site)
Tom Titbits Quotes and Trivia
Awards       
2012 Best Actor Special Commendation BBC Audio Drama Awards
2011 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Nomination 56th Drama Desk Awards
2010 Best Male Performance Nomination Off West End Theatre Awards

Tom Riley has received wide critical acclaim for his stage, television and film performances, although he is perhaps best known for his television roles - most recently as Leonardo da Vinci in Starz  Da Vinci's Demons, as Laurence Shepherd in ITV's Monroe, as Gavin Sorensen in ITV's Bouquet Of Barbed Wire, and as Mr Wickham in ITV's Lost In Austen. His lead film roles include Happy Ever Afters, I Want Candy and A Few Days In September. 

Along with superlative reviews, Tom has also received awards recognition for his stage performances. These include a nomination in the 2011 Drama Desk Awards for his role as Septimus Hodge in Arcadia on Broadway, and a nomination in the 2010 Off West End Theatre Awards for his role as Bach in Hurts Given and Received. Tom's other theatre credits include the 2011 world premiere of Stephen Poliakoff's My City and numerous productions at the Royal Court Theatre.

For BBC Radio 4 play Henry's Demons, Tom received a special commendation as Best Actor in the 2012 BBC Audio Drama Awards.

Tom was involved in drama in his home town of Maidstone, Kent from the age of four and spent his school years writing and directing plays. He studied English Literature and Drama at Birmingham University, graduating in 2002 with first class honours and set up a small theatre company (Article 19) before deciding to go to drama school. He started the three year Professional Acting Course at LAMDA the same year, completing his studies in 2005. Even though it meant he spent six years as a student, he believes his current success has proved it worthwhile.

Tom's ultimate aim in his profession is just to do work that he can take pride in; that he would want to show to his friends; that he would seek out if he were not in it and that his heroes would enjoy. He acknowledges that it is not an easy path to follow but is encouraged to stick to it as best he can, whilst still trying not to take himself too seriously.

Tom's work ethic in 5 words: Do good work. Enjoy it.

  WRITING    
       
  Title   Year
Film-script  Pressed by Tom Riley & Eliza Coupe   2009
       
  ACTING    
       
  Title Role Year
TV Doctor Who ? 2014
Film Kill Your Friends Parker-Hall 2014
       
TV Da Vinci's Demons season 2 Leonardo da Vinci 2013
Film AIR (short) Nick 2013
       
TV Da Vinci's Demons season 1 Leonardo da Vinci  2012
Radio Lord Behold Us Mr Dawson 2012
TV Monroe series 2 Laurence Shepherd 2012
TV Twenty Twelve Christian Jebb (cameo) 2012
       
Theatre DryWrite monologue 2011
Radio Henry's Demons Henry 2011
Theatre My City Richard Kenton 2011
Film Chemistry (short) Eric 2011
Theatre Latitude Festival: Word Theatre readings 2011
Theatre Arcadia Septimus Hodge 2011
       
TV Monroe Laurence Shepherd 2010
TV Bedlam Rob 2010
Film Magpie (short) Batman 2010
Theatre Hurts Given and Received Bach 2010
       
TV Bouquet of Barbed Wire Gavin Sorensen 2009
Theatre A House Not Meant To Stand Charlie McCorkle 2009
Film St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Romeo 2009
TV No Heroics (US pilot) Nigel / Brainstorm 2009
Film Happy Ever Afters Freddie Butler 2009
Film Curiosity (short) Mike 2009
       
Radio Coram Boy: BBC Radio 4 Adult Thomas 2008
TV  Poirot: Appointment With Death Raymond  2008 
Theatre Paradise Regained Tom 2008 
Theatre Light Shining In Buckinghamshire reading 2008 
Theatre DryWrite readings 2008
TV Lost In Austen Mr Wickham 2008 
TV Freezing Dave Beethoven 2008
Radio The Vertical Hour: BBC Radio 3 Philip 2008
Film Close (short) Rob 2008
Theatre The Vertical Hour Philip 2008
       
TV Lewis: And The Moonbeams Kiss The Sea Philip Horton 2007
TV Casualty 1907 Dr James Walton 2007
Theatre Latitude Festival: Shuffle (Royal Court) reading 2007
Theatre Rough Cuts: Posh reading 2007
TV Miss Marple: Ordeal By Innocence Bobby Argyle 2007
Film Un De Toi (short) ? 2007
Film Return To House On Haunted Hill Paul 2007
       
Film I Want Candy Joe 2006
TV Freezing Dave Beethoven 2006
TV Casualty 1906 Dr James Walton 2006
Film A Few Days In September David 2006
Theatre Victory: Royal Court 50 reading 2006
Theatre The Entertainer: Royal Court 50 reading 2006
Theatre Censorship: Royal Court 50 reading 2006
       
Theatre Flight 5065: 27 One Minute Plays   2005
Theatre The Woman Before Andi 2005
       
Theatre The Peoples' Temple   LAMDA Tony Tesoro  
Theatre North Greenwich  LAMDA    
Theatre Merchant Of Venice LAMDA Shylock  
       
  EARLY DAYS    
Theatre Dahling You Were Marvellous (Ed Fringe)   2001
Theatre Clockwork Orange    
Theare Popcorn Director - Article19  
       
  Unconfirmed past projects  from various bios   
Film Story Of A Century    
TV Paparazzi    
Theatre God Went Out In '33 reading  
Theatre A Respectable Wedding workshop  
Theatre Saved workshop  
Theatre Devised workshop  
Theatre Three Sisters    
Theatre The Recruiting Officer    
Theatre Iphigenia At Aulis    
Theatre Dealer's Choice    
Theatre Scenes From An Execution    

 

Details from Tom Riley (thank you) , The Stage, Genesis Foundation and IMDb