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24Jun

Lost In Austen: behind the scenes interview

The Lost In Austen behind the scenes interview with Tom, where he discloses one of the discomforts of wearing period costume.

06May

Tom interview: LAMDA Notices issue 11

Tom Riley Three Year Acting Course (Class of 2005)

Big break? Stepping in at the last minute to replace one of the lead roles in The Woman Before at the Royal Court, whilst still in my third year, was the lucky break that meant casting directors and producers around London sat up and took notice.

27Jan

Happy Ever Afters: Interview for Fingal Community TV

This video interview with Tom and some of the cast, including the lovely Ger Ryan, for Fingal Community TV at the Dublin premiere, has appeared online.

23Dec

Happy Ever Afters: amazing Tom interview for IFTN.ie

There is a wonderfully insightful interview with Tom, Stephen Burke and Jade Yourell for IFTN.ie. Read the full interview on the IFTN website. 

So far so straightforward, but what was the experience like on the other side of the casting couch, that of our actors?

18Dec

Happy Ever Afters: Independent.ie interview

Q&A: Tom Riley on bono's bed and a very drunk best man

Describe Happy Ever Afters for us?

It's a screwball romantic comedy about two couples that marry for the wrong reasons and end up in the same hotel for their wedding reception. It's in the style of the 50s, with a very modern Irish sensibility.

The movie was filmed in Wicklow this year. How was it living here and working with a predominantly Irish cast and crew?

09Dec

Happy Ever Afters: Entertainment.ie interview

"I was at a wedding where there was a partition dividing two parties", explains Burke when asked where he got the idea for the film. "Initially that's what the script was, it was about two weddings divided by a moveable partition and it would get moved back. In the end that ended up being changed in the script and it ended up just being two wings of a hotel."

05Nov

Happy Ever Afters: interview snippets

On shooting the film:

Tom Riley chimes in. "We don't tend to overrun schedules, which is unusual. In these jobs, it's low budget and you pack a lot into the day, so it's the kind of film where you think, 'Oh my God, it's going to go over 20 minutes or half an hour. Everyone is going to have to be paid more. It's not going to work'. In England, everyone would be running around, terrified that was going to happen and shouting at each other. Not here."

09Jul

Website Interview

PART ONE

Guilty Pleasures and Favourites   

TV:

Favourite -

The Wire is the greatest television show ever made, but Lost remains a close second for having slipped such a complex and intelligent show under the radar and onto a mainstream American TV network.

Guilty pleasure –

16Jan

Parliamentary Publication on ELQs

Tom Riley, LAMDA alumnus, currently starring in "The Vertical Hour" at the Royal Court Theatre

7.  "I have always wanted to be an actor, but upon leaving school, felt I lacked the life experience and the intellectual capacity to do the profession justice. I chose to take an English Literature degree in order to achieve this, with every intention of applying to drama school the minute I graduated, if I could afford it. The knowledge that there may be funding there to help me when the moment came kept my hopes alive.

20Nov

Happy Ever Afters: news updates from Tom

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In his recent letter to me, as well as sending this gorgeous photo, Tom gave more details about the delays to his film Happy Ever Afters.

Happy Ever Afters is not in post production yet. We got half way through the shoot before disaster struck. The lovely Sally Hawkins and I were doing a very basic stunt in the gardens of a beautiful church on the coast of Ireland, and as Sal fell to the ground there was a giant crack and her collar bone fractured.