Welcome

Welcome to an unofficial website dedicated to supporting the incredible talents of versatile British actor and producer 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 on 23rd June 2014, with Tom taking dual roles of producer as well as lead actor. Feature film Kill Your Friends finished shooting in April 2014, and will be released in 2015. Tom's guest episode of the new series of Doctor Who will broadcast in September 2014. Further details of Tom's career can be found elsewhere on the site.

Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood

The BBC has finally revealed the official episode titles for the new series of Doctor Who, which begins broadcast on 23rd August. Tom will be making his much anticipated guest appearance in episode 3 of the new series  - 'Robot of Sherwood', which was written by Mark Gatiss. 

It seems recent highly publicised leaks online continue, sadly. Please be respectful of other fans and the show creators, by not sharing spoilers and details on social media. We will be able to watch Tom - in all his green glory - on our screens, in just a few weeks!

Episode 3: Robot of Sherwood
Written by Mark Gatiss
Directed by Paul Murphy
Guest stars Tom Riley as Robin Hood and Ben Miller as the Sheriff of Nottingham

Da Vinci's Demons: Starz shows which justify the subscription

Hypable has shared an article promoting the great original shows on Starz roster, and includes Da Vinci's Demons!

Well, we’ve got three additional shows for you to sink your teeth into to justify buying a new subscription. This way when Outlander inevitably ends for the season you’ll still have other shows to keep your subscription worth it. And no, Starz did not endorse this article – all of these shows are just that good.

Da Vinci’s Demons

A period piece, Da Vinci’s Demons takes place in in the renaissance and follows the incredible life of Leonardo Da Vinci as he fights for a voice in the seemingly endless war between religion and science. Currently just past its second season, Da Vinci’s Demons has already been renewed for a third season to air in the spring of 2015. Catch up now and you’ll have plenty to watch next year!

Da Vinci's Demons season 3 set visit interview - part 1

Last week, I was given the huge privilege of being invited to visit the set of Da Vinci's Demons season 3. Full details of my incredible visit, along with a few photos, have been posted in the forum. Once season 3 has been aired, I can share the photos I took on location. From what I saw being filmed, season 3 is going to be even better than the last 2 seasons, if that is at all possible. I truly witnessed magic being created.
 
As with my last set visit, Tom was just amazing. Kind, considerate, generous with his time, and so much fun. He also agreed to answer the questions I collected from fans in the forum, on Facebook and on Twitter. It turned out to be a surprisingly long interview, with some wonderful responses from Tom, so I decided to split it into 2 parts. Part 1 below relates to all things Da Vinci's Demons. 
 

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