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Welcome to an unofficial website dedicated to supporting the incredible talents of versatile British actor Tom Riley, who has received wide critical acclaim for his stage, television and film performances. Tom has been seen most recently, on TV screens worldwide, in the lead role of Leonardo da Vinci, in the Starz / BBC drama series Da Vinci's Demons

Tom is perhaps best known for his television roles - as Leonardo da Vinci in Starz Da Vinci's Demons, as Laurence Shepherd in two series of ITV's Monroe, as Gavin Sorensen in ITV's Bouquet Of Barbed Wire, and as 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. Romeo in St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, and Freddie Butler in Happy Ever Afters are just two 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.

Official production for Da Vinci's Demons season 3 began filming in Wales 23rd June 2014. Tom recently finished shooting feature film Kill Your Friends, recorded Serving Children for BBC Radio 4, and filmed an episode of the new series of Doctor Who. Further details of Tom's career can be found elsewhere on the site.

Da Vinci's Demons: season 2 Da Vinci Vision

Variety shared an interview with Starz CEO Chris Albrecht, about the recent 11 Emmy nominations for Starz shows.

He’s also pleased with technical and creative arts nominations for “Black Sails,” “Magic City,” “Da Vinci’s Demons” and “The White Queen.” “The Emmy award is a peer acknowledgement, and we’re very proud of the work that’s on the shows we’re involved with, both in front of and behind the camera. It’s nice to see a lot of those really talented people behind the camera be acknowledged,” he says. “A lot of people spend a lot of money campaigning for these nominations, but we just let the work speak for itself.”

Treat Studios has shared a great video of all the 'Da Vinci Vision' effects they created for Da Vinci's Demons season 2. 

 

Da Vinci's Demons: superb Tom Riley once again stealing the spotlight

A new review for the season 2 DVD release in Australia has been shared by Spotlight Report, and they have kind words to say about Tom's performance.

Season 2 finds the superb Tom Riley once again stealing the spotlight with his mad genius portrayal of Da Vinci, but this time in a more physically demanding way while exploring new lands, a land that is today known as Machu-Pichu in South America.

All the while Lorenzo Medicci struggles to create new alliances to recover his country, getting tortured and humiliated in pursuit of his goal.

The cinematography and special effects are flawless and the entire cast have time to shine. However, what makes this tv series a hit and instant classic is the cleverly made plot by David S. Goyer with a mix of historic facts and fantasy.

Da Vinci's Demons: a lot of action, intrigue & da Vinci in season 3

Starz has shared a brilliant new behind the scenes video from the start of filming Da Vinci's Demons season 3. It features interviews with new showrunner John Shiban, Elliot Cowan, Gregg Chillin, and lots of Tom. 

John Shiban promises that season 3 will bring a lot of action, a lot of intrigue and best of all for us, a lot of da Vinci!

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