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Welcome to an unofficial website, dedicated since 2008 to supporting the incredible talents of Tom Riley, the versatile British actor and producer. Tom was most recently seen as Claude Sabine in Amazon Prime's new series The Collection, on cinema screens in UK as Tom Ray in Starfish, and on ITV Encore as DI Wagstaffe in Dark Heart. 

Tom Riley has received wide critical acclaim, and awards recognition for his stage, television and film performances. He is perhaps best known for his leading television roles: Leonardo da Vinci in three seasons of Starz Da Vinci's Demons - a role which won Tom the BAFTA Cymru best actor award, and a Cablefax Programme Awards honourable mention as best actor in 2014, Robin Hood in Doctor Who Robot of Sherwood, Laurence Shepherd in two series of ITV's Monroe, Gavin Sorensen in ITV's Bouquet Of Barbed Wire, and Mr Wickham in ITV's Lost In Austen. Other notable television appearances include Poirot: Appointment With Death as Raymond Boynton, and Lewis: And The Moonbeams Kiss The Sea as Philip Horton.

Tom Ray in Starfish, Mike in Pushing Dead, Parker-Hall in Kill Your Friends, are just some of Tom's most recent film roles. Earlier lead film roles include Freddie in Happy Ever Afters, Joe in I Want Candy and David in A Few Days in September

Nominated as Outstanding Featured Actor In A Play at the 2011 Drama Desk Awards for his role as Septimus Hodge in Arcadia on Broadway, Tom's other theatre credits include numerous productions at the Royal Court Theatre, and the Riverside Studios' 2010 world premiere of Hurts Given and Received by Howard Barker. For this he received outstanding reviews, and a nomination for best performance in the 2010 Off West End Theatre Awards. Tom was most recently seen on stage as Richard Kenton in the world premiere of the Stephen Poliakoff play My City at the Almeida Theatre in 2011.

Tom recently finished filming Ill Behaviour, a three part comedy drama, written by Sam Bain for the BBC. Feature film Modern Life Is Rubbish will be released in 2017. Further details of Tom's career can be found elsewhere on the site.

Pushing Dead: Tom Riley as Mike brings an understated performance

Pushing Dead continues with its many international festival screenings, and this coming weekend, will be shown twice at the BFI Flare festival in London. In advance of the festival, a lovely review for the film, and Tom's performance, has been shared on this website.

...Tom Riley as Mike, the man Dan crosses paths with so often it must be fated, brings an understated performance whose natural rapport with Roday provides much of the film’s heart.

Pushing Dead doesn’t always play out as expected. Don’t be put off by thinking it’s a ‘typical’ indie, there’s more than enough oddball narrative digressions to make it a bit different from usual fare. The cutaways, creepy young girl, and occasionally surreal moments allow the film to be all the more memorable and entertaining. A character over plot piece, Pushing Dead is warm, entertaining and, surprisingly, rather delightful. 

The Collection: 4 stars for the UK DVD release

The Collection season 1 DVD is released in the UK on Monday 20th March. Naked men and fashion the perfect gift for UK Mother's Day next weekend, and a bargain on Amazon at the random price of £24.68. There are extras included! The DVD release was awarded 4**** from the latest Heat Magazine (read on ISSUU).

Don't forget that The Collection is currently being aired in Australia on BBC First, each Tuesday evening, and will begin broadcast in Canada on OUT TV tomorrow night. 

Whither Would You Go: new event photos

Very few photos from last night's event have been shared online, and there were sadly no photos of Tom rehearsing posted anywhere. A cast photo was tweeted by Lucy Davis, but this didn't include Tom. Luckily a few photos have been uploaded to Instagram today, which Tom seems to be in. The above photo was shared here, and the others are embedded below.  

I haven't been able to find out what play or character Tom was performing last night. Sorry. Those who wish to, can still donate via the Whither Would You Go website

Whither Would You Go: discounted tickets available for tomorrow's event

The Shakespeare event in aid of refugees, which takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow evening, still has a few tickets available from here. New cast members have been announced by the Whither Would You Go twitter account, along with some rehearsal photos and a few details of which plays / monologues will be performed. Unfortunately for fans, there are no photos of Tom, nor details of what he will be performing. 

The Collection: Tom Riley cuts a dashing figure in leather and tweed as brother Claude

The Collection began its weekly broadcast today on BBC First Australia, and from 9pm Sunday 19th March will be seen in Canada on OUTtv. To promote the show, a few great preview articles have appeared online, one revealing Tom's fondness for his motorcycle trousers! Read them in full via the links below. 

I've already fallen for BBC First's The Collection, premiering tonight. Set in Paris just two years after the end of World War II, it takes a peek behind the seams at a fashion house modernising with the post-war mood and using fashion a tool of self-expression, luxury, sex and propaganda. Following a tightknit family tasked with restoring a storied French couturier to former glory, it's extravagant, sensual and bursting with some of the most gorgeous costuming and production design I've seen on the small screen in recent years. I devoured it...

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