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Welcome to an unofficial website, dedicated since 2008, to supporting the incredible talents of versatile British actor and producer Tom Riley, who has received wide critical acclaim, and awards recognition for his stage, television and film performances. Most recently seen on cinema screens worldwide in Kill Your Friends, and on TV screens worldwide as Leonardo da Vinci in Starz fantasy drama series 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. Other recent television roles include BBC2 comedy Inside No 9 'The 12 Days of Christine' as Adam, and Robin Hood in Doctor Who 'Robot of Sherwood'

Tom is perhaps best known for his television roles: Leonardo da Vinci in Starz Da Vinci's Demons, 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.

Parker-Hall in Kill Your Friends, Romeo in St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, and Freddie Butler in Happy Ever Afters are some of Tom's most recent film roles.

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 took dual roles of producer as well as lead actor for the third (and now sadly) final season of Da Vinci's Demons. Tom shot short film The Shadow Hours in LA summer 2015, then feature films Pushing Dead and Modern Life Is Rubbish, in San Francisco and London respectively. He then filmed Starfish in Rutland, UK, from 20th November until 18th December 2015. Tom recently shooting TV series The Collection, by Oliver Goldstick, to be broadcast on Amazon Prime later this year. Further details of Tom's career can be found elsewhere on the site.

The Collection: Claude Sabine, a reckless hedonist

The Guardian has shared a new report from the set of The Collection in Swansea, just as some of the cast and crew who have been filming in France, have shared news that the series has wrapped shooting. As usual, there are no photos of Tom to share, but the photos of the set on The Guardian website look incredible. Read the article in full on The Guardian website.

It was cheaper to construct entire buildings, alleys and courtyards in a back lot of a Swansea studio for a major TV drama set in post-war Paris than to film in actual French locations. Selwyn Roberts, the Bafta award-winning producer, told the Guardian: “It would be millions of euros by the time you finished, whereas this is thousands … To lock off Paris streets would be prohibitively expensive.”

His latest production, called The Collection, is an eight-part television drama about an illustrious Paris fashion house emerging from the dark days of Nazi occupation. It is a family saga of rivalries, betrayals and “ugly secrets” with an international cast that includes Frances de la Tour, the triple Olivier award-winner...

Starfish: Edinburgh Film Festival preview & new film trailer

The Edinburgh Film Festival has shared a preview video on You Tube, which includes a very brief glimpse of Tom as Tom Ray. A web page for Starfish has been created on the EdFF website, which has a new trailer for the film, with scenes / glimpses not included in the recent trailer. Tickets can now be booked for the screenings next month.

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