ABOUT TOM RILEY
Welcome to a website, dedicated since 2008 to supporting the incredible talents of Tom Riley. The versatile British actor, producer, and director recently seen on stage at the National Theatre in the revival of DANCING AT LUGHNASA, is currently filming BBC Agatha Christie adaptation of MURDER IS EASY. Tom will next be seen on screens in Paramount produced film THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL later in 2023, while the the second half of THE NEVERS season 1 can be streamed on TUBI and ROKU.
Tom Riley is perhaps best known for his leading roles as Leonardo da Vinci in three seasons of Starz DA VINCI'S DEMONS, and as DI Wagstaffe in ITV series DARK HEART. Tom Riley has also been on television screens worldwide as Claude Sabine in Amazon Prime's series THE COLLECTION, as Charlie in BBC's ILL BEHAVIOUR, as Neil in Netflix series THE WOMAN IN THE HOUSE, and as Augie Bidlow in HBO's THE NEVERS.
On cinema screens, Tom has been seen as Tom Ray in STARFISH, as Adrian in MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH, and most recently as Thomas in GHOST LIGHT. Tom Riley was last seen on stage in DRY POWDER at the Hampstead Theatre until March 2018. Tom's directorial debut, short film THE TOLL ROAD is available to watch online.
Through three seasons, Tom Riley was charismatic, yet tortured and captivating as Leonardo Da Vinci, making Da Vinci’s Demons one of Starz’s most successful series to date.
Tom Riley has received wide critical acclaim, and awards recognition for his stage, television and film performances, though he is perhaps best known for his leading television roles, including DI Wagstaffe in ITV's DARK HEART, and Leonardo da Vinci in three seasons of 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
Other memorable leading television roles include Robin Hood in DOCTOR WHO ROBOT OF SHERWOOD, Augie Bidlow in HBO's THE NEVERS, Laurence Shepherd in two series of ITV's MONROE, Neil in Netflix series THE WOMAN IN THE HOUSE, Gavin Sorensen in ITV's BOUQUET OF BARBED WIRE, and Mr Wickham in ITV's LOST IN AUSTEN. Early notable appearances include POIROT: APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH as Raymond Boynton, and LEWIS: AND THE MOONBEAMS KISS THE SEA as Philip Horton.
Aided by superb prosthetics and make-up effects, Riley delivers the performance of his career here, selling Tom’s plight with wonderful insight and never shying away from the rage bubbling under his surface.
Tom's leading film roles include critically acclaimed indie films STARFISH and PUSHING DEAD, GHOST LIGHT, MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH, the adaptation of John Niven's dark comedy novel KILL YOUR FRIENDS, comedies HAPPY EVER AFTERS, I WANT CANDY, and thriller A FEW DAYS IN SEPTEMBER.
Tom had two feature films released in 2018: EXTINCTION, and GHOST LIGHT, and fans were finally able to enjoy double Tom in short film THE SHADOW HOURS. Tom's directorial debut, short film THE TOLL ROAD, filmed in 2018 screened at various film festivals. Tom recently finished filming THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL for Showtime.
And Mr. Riley is superb as the bright young man who is not Lord Byron (nor was he meant to be) but who recognizes — and bows before — real genius.
In addition to receiving outstanding reviews for his role as Septimus Hodge in ARCADIA ON BROADWAY, Tom Riley was nominated as Outstanding Featured Actor In A Play at the 2011 Drama Desk Awards. Similarly, for Tom's role as Bach in the Riverside Studios' 2010 world premiere of HURTS GIVEN AND RECEIVED by Howard Barker, he received a nomination for best performance in the 2010 Off West End Theatre Awards.
Tom Riley will soon be seen at the National Theatre in a revival of acclaimed play DANCING AT LUGHNASA, to be directed by Josie Rourke. Tom's other theatre credits include Seth in the 2018 production of DRY POWDER at the Hampstead Theatre, alongside Hayley Atwell, numerous productions at the Royal Court Theatre, and the world premiere of the Stephen Poliakoff play MY CITY at the Almeida Theatre in 2011 as Richard.
Henry’s deeply troubling experience is relayed through three actors who play his father, war correspondent Patrick Cockburn, his mother, Jan, and Henry himself. Overwhelmingly it is Henry’s language and his attitude to his illness, handled brilliantly by Tom Riley, which lingers.
For BBC Radio 4 play HENRY'S DEMONS, Tom received a special commendation as Best Actor in the 2012 BBC Audio Drama Awards.
In addition to a number of well received BBC Radio 4 plays, Tom Riley narrated the unabridged audio book KILL YOUR FRIENDS by John Niven to accompany the film, as well as the sequel KILL 'EM ALL, released October 2018.
The Toll Road
Tom Riley directed his first short film: The Toll Road, in Pomona, California in March 2018View online
Tom Riley as DI Will Wagstaffe in ITV 6 part crime series Dark Heart, which aired in UK October 2018.View online
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