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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 has been seen on TV screens worldwide, as Leonardo da Vinci in Starz / BBC drama series Da Vinci's Demons - a role which won him the 2014 BAFTA Cymru best actor award. He has most recently been seen on UK TV, in BBC2 comedy Inside No 9 'The 12 Days of Christine' as Adam, 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 (and again March 2015), 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 his guest role in series 2 of BBC 2 dark comedy Inside No 9 in January 2015, which was broadcast on 2nd April 2015. Further details of Tom's career can be found elsewhere on the site.

Twitter Q&A May 22nd 2015 storify

Last night on Twitter, Tom did another spontaneous Q&A session for fans who were online at the time. I storified the tweets for those who missed it, and for Facebook Fans not on Twitter - the only questions Tom has answered for Facebook fans were included in the set visit website interviews, you need to join Twitter!

In the latest Q&A, Tom revealed his favourite actors, his favourite pizza, which car has spoiled him for any others, and childhood murder-mystery videos. NO news on the date for Da Vinci's Demons season 3. 

Kill Your Friends: new Facebook Page

A new Facebook Page for Kill Your Friends has been created, and appears to be managed by Well Go USA - they recently acquired the rights and will be releasing the film in the US next year. 

Proud to announce that WELL GO USA/ Home Entertainment has acquired the North American rights to KILL YOUR FRIENDS! Expect to see a theatrical release in early 2016!

News of the film score has been shared on this website

Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL has composed the original score for the upcoming British indie thriller Kill Your Friends. The film is directed by Owen Harris and stars Nicholas Hoult, James Corden, Craig Roberts, Rosanna Arquette, Tom Riley and Ed Skrein. The movie follows a 27-year-old A&R man who is slashing and burning his way through London’s music industry and goes to extremes in search of the next megahit.

Kill Your Friends: bought by Well Go USA Entertainment for early 2016 release

The latest news from Cannes is that Well Go USA Entertainment has bought Kill Your Friends, with plans to take it on the festival circuit this year, in advance of an early 2016 US release. There is still no news about a confirmed release date for the UK. Read the full article on Variety

Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to Nicholas Hoult’s drama “Kill Your Friends” and plans a release early next year, Variety has learned...

...The movie’s soundtrack includes songs from Radiohead, Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Oasis and Blur. “If you loved music in the 90s, and you liked ‘The Player,’ ‘Swimming with Sharks’ and ‘American Psycho,’ it still doesn’t come close to describing how savagely brilliant this movie is,” said Doris Pfardrescher, president and CEO of Well Go USA. “The way it skewers every part of the music industry is outrageous and hysterical,” she said...

...Well Go plans to take the film on the festival circuit this year.

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