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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.

Starfish: Gŵyl Ffilm Mwldan Film Festival 2017 screenings

The Gŵyl Ffilm Mwldan Film Festival 2017 website and festival brochure have details of the screenings for Starfish this coming week. Book your tickets via the website. There is a newish, large photo of Tom as Tom Ray on the website.

Starfish is based on the true-life story of Tom and Nicola Ray (Tom Riley and Joanne Froggatt). When Tom puts his small daughter to bed one chilly December evening, he has everything a man could want – a beautiful wife and a second baby on the way to complete their perfect family. By the next morning, all is in jeopardy as Tom succumbs to a devastating illness.

SCREENING AS PART OF MWLDAN'S ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL 13-26 JANUARY 2017

5:40pm - Monday, 23rd January
5:40pm - Tuesday, 24th January
8:45pm - Wednesday, 25th January
8:45pm - Thursday, 26th January

The Collection: only 7 episodes on Amazon Prime USA?

The Collection was filmed as an eight episode series in Paris and in Swansea, Wales last year - each episode around 60 minutes long. The show was broadcast on Amazon UK, Sweden's SVT, BBC First around the world, and France 3 as an eight episode series. For some weird reason, the press release from Amazon USA announces The Collection's launch on Friday, February 10th 2017, as a seven episode series! This has been reported in Variety, The Futon Critic and Broadway World

On Friday, February 10, Amazon's original period drama series, The Collection, will premiere all seven episodes exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US.

Already released to Prime members in the UK, the Amazon Original Series, from award-winning writer and creator Oliver Goldstick (Ugly Betty, Pretty Little Liars), is a gripping family saga where scandal and betrayal plague the Sabine family's relentless pursuit of success.

Starfish: new on set video interviews

Interviews with Tom Riley, Joanne Froggatt, Bill Clark, Pippa Cross, as well as Tom and Nic Ray, recorded on the set of Starfish, have been shared on You Tube by Land's End. This was first uploaded last October, but didn't turn up in any of my searches sadly, especially as it is the only one we have had from the set.

Tom Riley and Joanne Froggatt provide some wonderful background to filming a true story from the actor's point of view, while Tom and Nic Ray describe how making Starfish brought closure for them.

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