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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 November 6th 2015 in UK. 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 during fall of 2015. Tom is currently attached to feature film Starfish, which is due to begin filming October 2015. Further details of Tom's career can be found elsewhere on the site.

Da Vinci's Demons: DaVincians fan mug

A couple of weeks ago on Twitter, a number of Da Vinci's Demons fans were lamenting the lack of official Da Vinci's Demons mercandise, and in particular the lack of a Da Vinci's Demons themed mug. 

The lovely and talented  Rene Ink on Twitter, who has created some amazing Da Vinci's Demons artwork over the last couple of years, very kindly shared one of his extremely cute drawings of Leo for us to decorate a special DaVincians mug!

Should you feel so inclined, the DaVincians Mug is now available to buy from here. You can even choose different styles of mug! Unfortunately, there seems to be no cheap way to make these, though shipping appears to be free. One side of the mug has cute Leo with his genius mug, the other side has  #DaVincians - the hashtag widely used by the Da Vinci's Demons fandom.

Should any more Da Vinci's Demons artwork / doodles be shared, then more mug designs will be created!

Da Vinci's Demons: interview with Starz's Carmi Zlotnik

World Screen has shared an interesting interview with Carmi Zlotnik, managing director of Starz, in which he discusses Starz original programming. Da Vinci's Demons gets a very brief mention only. Read the interview in full on the World Screen site.

TV DRAMA: Is there a certain type of drama you're looking for at the moment?

ZLOTNIK: While we had done a bunch of period pieces, right now we're looking at more contemporary pieces. Between Outlander, Black Sails and Da Vinci's Demons, we've got our needs for period dramas covered. So, we're really focused on contemporary stories. But, quality wins out—something that is compelling, from great writers, with great ideas and an ability to execute; we're always willing to look at that kind of material.

Good to see that Da Vinci's Demons is being included in the Starz period drama quota, but Mr Zlotnik didn't mention the show when asked about returning original programming, nor when asked about original programming highlights. So, no real news for Da Vinci's Demons fans I'm afraid. 

Da Vinci's Demons: 3 new glimpses of season 3

Starz is now showing the Da Vinci's Demons season 3 teaser more frequently on the channel. 9 months after it was first shown to fans, a full season 3 trailer has still not been shared. As with all Da Vinci's Demons fans, I am at a loss to understand why Starz has refused to share the trailer or promote the new season, with or without a broadcast date to keep fans on board.

A tiny glimmer of hope has appeared in the latest Starz promo video, currently being broadcast between programmes. Along with other upcoming shows, there are 3 tiny, but brand new glimpses of Da Vinci's Demons season 3, which look brilliant.

I managed to grab snippets of the promo video, enough to make gifs of the new glimpses. I'll try to share something better quality if I can. The other gifs have been uploaded to Tumblr. 

It is impossible to know when or if Starz will ever share a full trailer - they have managed to avoid it completely until now. We do know that Da Vinci's Demons season 3 will return sometime this fall, but that is all. 

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