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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, and awards recognition for his stage, television and film performances. Tom, who just finished filming BBC2 comedy Inside No 9, has been seen most recently on TV screens worldwide, in the lead role of Leonardo da Vinci, in Starz / BBC drama series Da Vinci's Demons - a role which won him a 2014 BAFTA Cymru best actor award, and as 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, as Robin Hood in Doctor Who Robot of Sherwood, 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.

Feature film Kill Your Friends finished shooting in April 2014, and will be released late in 2015. Da Vinci's Demons season 3 filmed in Wales from 23rd June until 17th December 2014, with Tom taking dual roles of producer as well as lead actor. Da Vinci's Demons will return to Starz sometime in 2015. Tom filmed a guest role in series 2 of BBC 2 dark comedy Inside No 9 in January 2015, which will be broadcast later in the year. Further details of Tom's career can be found elsewhere on the site.

Da Vinci's Demons: creating the season 2 sets

To promote the release of Da Vinci's Demons season 2 on DVD and Blu-ray on the 3rd March, Crave Online have shared another new video which will be included in the bonus features. This one looks at the amazing sets for season 2 - there are some behind the scenes shots, with Tom, Ed Thomas, Blake Ritson, Kieran Bew and Eros Vlahos all contributing. The comments from Tom have been seen before in other recent videos. 

Da Vinci's Demons: Season 2 Leonardo's Inventions video

When Da Vinci's Demons season 2 was released on US iTunes, several bonus features were included as part of the season 2 package. One bonus video was a featurette about Leonardo's inventions used in Da Vinci's Demons season 2, with contributing interviews from Tom, David S. Goyer and Ed Thomas.

None of the iTunes bonus videos are included in the new season 2 DVD and Blu-ray release next week, but the inventions video has been shared online for the first time

Inside No 9: series 2 Empire Magazine preview

The April 2015 issue of Empire Magazine carries a preview article about Inside No 9 series 2. There is no mention of Tom, his character or which episode he will appear in, but the interview with Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton is fascinating.

The BFI screening tickets for 11 March go on sale on Saturday 28th February. According to the BFI, Tom's episode is not included, so unfortunately we shall still know no more. 

TV Preview: Inside Number 9 - Series 2 + Q&A with Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith and producer Adam Tandy. Mar 11, 2015 6:15 PM NFT1 On sale 28 Feb.

Reece Shearsmith tweeted about editing the series this morning.

 

 

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