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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 can currently be seen as Claude Sabine in Amazon Prime's new series The Collection, and on cinema screens in UK from October 28th, as Tom Ray in Starfish. 

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 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 shot short film The Shadow Hours in LA summer 2015, followed by three indie feature films back to back: Pushing Dead in San Francisco, Modern Life Is Rubbish in London, and Starfish in Rutland, until December 2015. Tom finished shooting TV series The Collection by Oliver Goldstick, in May 2016 - the show started weekly broadcast on Amazon Prime from September 2nd 2016. He wrapped filming the lead role in Dark Heart, a 2 hour pilot for ITV Encore on 16th July 2016, to be broadcast later in 2016. Starfish is released in the UK on October 28th 2016. Further details of Tom's career can be found elsewhere on the site.

The Collection: best new shows on Amazon & Netflix

The Collection has been included in the best new shows list by The Week.co.uk. Don't forget that the first 4 episodes of the series are available to watch on Amazon UK, with some wonderful scenes with Tom as Claude in episode 4, for fans to enjoy. 

The 2016 autumn television season is underway, with the two big players in the streaming market, Netflix and Amazon Prime, battling it out for your attention. If you're struggling to decide which one to pay for - or just want to know what shows to watch – here's our list of the best new shows on each...

The Collection

This new drama follows the not-so-pretty goings-on behind the glossy surface of a Parisian fashion house in 1947. Crossbones and Coupling star Richard Coyle leads the cast as an ambitious young designer determined to make a name for himself. There's backstabbing, hissy-fits and, of course, romance. Dr Who's Michelle Gomez also stars. On now and new episodes are released each Friday.

Starfish: pre-release screening dates

Details of two screenings for Starfish have been shared online, in advance of the UK release of the film on 28th October 2016. 

The first is on September 27th 2016 in Plymouth for Foot Anstey. Contact details for attending the screening can be found on the Foot Anstey website. 

Date: Tuesday 27 September 2016
Time: 6.30pm until 9.00pm
Location: Foot Anstey, Salt Quay House, 4 North East Quay, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, PL4 0BN

We are delighted to invite you to join our clinical negligence group, the UK Sepsis Trust (UKST) and your fellow healthcare industry professionals, to watch an exclusive pre-release screening of the new feature-length film 'Starfish' at our Plymouth offices.

'Starfish' is a tragic but uplifting story about a young father who is struck by sepsis and his traumatic course of illness and recovery. It is a very moving film, based on the true story of Tom and Nicola Ray, which highlights how serious the condition is. The film premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in June this year, and is scheduled for UK release this Autumn.

The Collection: episode 4 'The Launch' now available on Amazon UK

Episode 4 of Amazon UK's The Collection, 'The Launch' is now available to watch online. The BBFC has rated the episode '12' for infrequent strong language, moderate violence.

The Launch

A detective arrives asking questions about the dead body found on Sabine property, while the pressure piles on Paul who has everything riding on the new show. When Nina's modelling debut is a triumph and Paul is lauded as the new fashion Prince, Claude must watch from the wings. But how long will he let his brother take bows for his work...

Very brief interviews with the cast have been shared by What's On TV. I think they are the ones from the series launch in the magazines. Read it in full on the website. In the latest TV & Satellite week, there is an interview with Mamie Gummer about the show. I havent found any other mention of The Collection in this week's TV magazines.

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