Da Vinci's Demons: Riley as da Vinci is suitably charming...

Another brilliant interview with Tom from yesterday's Da Vinci's Demons premiere in Neath has been uploaded to You Tube and the first of the UK online reviews have appeared...

In other words, there’s a lot going on, with plenty of sex – most of the characters here, male and female, are quite lusty – and some gory violence. Riley as Da Vinci is suitably charming and the banter is engaging, particularly when Leonardo’s pal and sometimes employee Zoroaster (Gregg Chillin). For viewers not well-versed in history, exposition is laid out simply and easily –Florenceis a place where ideas flourish, Rome looks toNaplesfor military aid, and so on. Production design is suitably sumptuous and deep, transporting us to another place and time, and the cast is very attractive... Assignment X

Da Vinci's Demons: Hey U Guys and Neath premiere interviews

Hey U Guys have shared interviews with the Da Vinci's Demons cast, including Tom. Read it in full on the website.

Was David’s involvement a big appeal for both of you? TR: I was like a Batman freak. I’ve always been a fan of his work, when I watched Batman Begins I though, finally, someone’s made my Batman. So to know he was attached…but this was one of those jobs that you read and assume, well this won’t go to me, but I can’t wait to go in and meet the people involved. There’s people from Doctor Who, and knowing there was cinematographers from Sherlock, Emmy-winners and BAFTA-winners.

A lovely video of yesterday's Da Vinci's Demons premiere in Neath which includes a great interview with Tom has been uploaded to You Tube.

Da Vinci's Demons: UK TV premiere tonight 10pm on FOX

Some more lovely photos from last night's UK premiere screening for Da Vinci's Demons in Neath have been uploaded on SIPA. Tonight is the UK TV premiere - it starts at 10pm on FOX TV. 

A few previews and TV highlights have appeared online from UK press.

Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci gets a fantastical makeover from David S Goyer, whose Dark Knight trilogy gave Batman a strapping new lease of life. This eight-part historical epic weaves known facts about da Vinci’s life with flights of fancy, embellishing the raw material with sex, drugs and rock‘n’roll in 15th-century Florence. Tom Riley twinkles as young Leo, with Laura Haddock as Lucrezia Donati, the ‘forbidden fruit’ who ignites da Vinci’s passion. Metro

Sexily watchable... The Guardian

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