Da Vinci's Demons season 3 set visit interview - part 2

Part 2 of the incredible interview, which Tom kindly did for the website, during my recent amazing visit to the set of Da Vinci's Demons season 3.

Tom reveals a little more about filming Doctor Who, and working with Peter Capaldi - his episode 'Robot of Sherwood' will be broadcast on BBC 1 on 6th September. We also find out about Tom's very first acting roles, hear some of his spooky ghost stories, and learn more about his inherited party trick.

Those fans who didn't see their questions answered in the first part of the interview, should see them answered below. 

Da Vinci's Demons: Cablefax Programme Awards Best Actor nomination

Congratulations to Tom, who has been deservedly nominated in the Best Actor / Actress in Drama category, in the 2014 Cablefax Program & Top Ops Awards!! Cablefax can clearly see the talent which was overlooked by Emmy voters. It seems the winners will be announced on October 14th.

Best Actor/Actress Drama

Idris Elba – Luther, BBC America
Vera Farmiga – Bates Motel, A&E
Freddy Highmore – Bates Motel, A&E
Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black, BBC America
Julia Ormond – Witches of East End, Lifetime Networks
Tom Riley – DaVinci’s Demons on Starz, Adjacent Productions

Join Cablefax on October 14 at the Loews Hollywood, where we will announce the Program Awards winners and celebrate the industry’s top operators of the year. This outstanding event will bring together those who create amazing content and those who excel in bringing it to the viewers. Judges selected Program Award winners in more than 40 categories including Best Show or Series, Best Actor/Actress/Host, and special categories such as Best Opening Sequence. 

Doctor Who: giddy with excitement for Robot of Sherwood

An article on BT Entertainment lists 5 reasons to be giddy with excitement over the new series of Doctor Who. Tom's guest episode 'Robot of Sherwood' is one of them. 

2. Robots Of Sherwood That’s the name of the special Robin Hood-themed episode as two worlds collide for, potentially, a slice of TV perfection. Tom Riley of Da Vinci’s Demons plays Robin while Ben Miller enters the fray as the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham. If those additions don’t tickle your fancy, the prospect of robot knights surely will.

Mark Gatiss, in his interview for the latest Doctor Who magazine, had some lovely things to say about Tom's performance in Robot of Sherwood.

Tom [Riley, who plays Robin] is fantastic. He's exactly what you want: incredibly funny, attractive, and thigh slapping. He is living up to what people want him to be.

Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood airs Saturday 6th September

Just as soon as I posted the earlier Doctor Who news, the BBC Media Centre confirmed the air date for Doctor Who 'Robot of Sherwood' - Saturday 6th September 2014. 

Ep 3/12
Saturday 6 September
Time to be confirmed
In a sun-dappled Sherwood forest, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood. With all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake. Can impossible heroes really exist?