Born 5th April 1981  Maidstone, Kent, England
Education Maidstone Grammar School & Invicta Grammar School (Drama)
  Birmingham University -  read English Literature & Drama
  LAMDA - winner of the Genesis Bursary
Hair Colour Dark Brown
Eye Colour Green
Height 5ft 10 
Marital Status
Married actress Lizzy Caplan in Ravello, Italy on 2nd September 2017
Baby boy born in 2021
Agent UK
Sue Terry Voices voice work
Agent US ICM Partners
Tom Titbits Quotes and Trivia
2014 Best Actor Winner BAFTA Cymru Awards
2014 Best Actor in a Drama Honourable Mention Cablefax Programme Awards
2012 Best Actor Special Commendation BBC Audio Drama Awards
2011 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Nomination 56th Drama Desk Awards
2010 Best Male Performance Nomination Off West End Theatre Awards


An award winning actor, producer and director, Tom Riley most recently finished filming Murder Is Easy, a new Agatha Christie adaptation for the BBC and Britbox, which will air December 2023. Tom was last seen on television screens as Augustus Bidlow in HBO's The nevers, DI Wagstaffe in ITV series Dark Heart, and in Netflix series The Woman In The House Across. Tom was last seen on stage in 2023 as Gerry in Dancing at Lughnasa at the National Theatre. On cinema screens in UK and USA Tom was Adrian in indie film Modern Life Is Rubbish, Chris in Netflix's Extinction, Thomas in Ghost Light, and can currently be seen as Lt Willis Keith in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial produced by Paramount.

Tom has received wide critical acclaim for his stage, television and film performances, although he is perhaps best known for his leading television roles - Leonardo da Vinci in three seasons of Starz fantasy drama series Da Vinci's Demons, Charlie in BBC2's Ill Behaviour, DI Will Wagstaffe in ITV's Dark Heart, and Claude Sabine in Amazon UK's The Collection.

Other notable television roles include Adam in BBC2's Inside No 9 'The Twelve Days Of Christine', Robin Hood in BBC's Doctor Who 'Robot of Sherwood', Laurence Shepherd in both series of ITV's Monroe, Gavin Sorensen in ITV's Bouquet Of Barbed Wire, and Mr Wickham in ITV's Lost In Austen.

Tom's leading film roles include critically acclaimed indie films Starfish and Pushing Dead, the adaptation of John Niven's dark comedy novel Kill Your Friends, comedies Ghost Light, Happy Ever Afters, I Want Candy, and thriller A Few Days In September. 

Along with superlative reviews, Tom has also received awards recognition for his stage and television performances. These include a best actor win in the 2014 BAFTA Cymru Awards, and an honourable mention in the 2014 Cablefax Awards, for his role as Leonardo da Vinci in Da Vinci's Demons. Tom received a nomination the 2011 Drama Desk Awards for his role as Septimus Hodge in Arcadia on Broadway, and a nomination in the 2010 Off West End Theatre Awards for his role as Bach in Hurts Given and Received. Tom's other theatre credits include the 2011 world premiere of Stephen Poliakoff's My City, numerous productions at the Royal Court Theatre, and the 2018 UK premiere of Sarah Burgess' Dry Powder at the Hampstead Theatre.

For BBC Radio 4 play Henry's Demons, Tom received a special commendation as Best Actor in the 2012 BBC Audio Drama Awards.

Tom was involved in drama in his home town of Maidstone, Kent from the age of four and spent his school years writing and directing plays. Tom set up a small theatre company (Article 19) with friends, and also had a radio show, while studying English Literature and Drama at Birmingham University, graduating in 2002 with first class honours. He started the three year Professional Acting Course at LAMDA the same year, completing his studies in 2005. Even though it meant he spent six years as a student, he believes his current success as an actor and a producer has proved it worthwhile.

Tom's ultimate aim in his profession is just to do work that he can take pride in; that he would want to show to his friends; that he would seek out if he were not in it and that his heroes would enjoy. He acknowledges that it is not an easy path to follow but is encouraged to stick to it as best he can, whilst still trying not to take himself too seriously.

Tom's work ethic in 5 words: Do good work. Enjoy it.

  Title   Year
Film-script  Pressed by Tom Riley & Eliza Coupe   2009
Film The Toll Road (short film) Director 2018
Film The Toll Road (short film) Executive producer 2018
TV Dark Heart (6 episodes) Associate producer 2018
TV Da Vinci's Demons season 3 Producer 2014
TV Da Vinci's Demons season 2 Co-producer 2013
  Title Role Year
TV Murder Is Easy Lord Whitfield 2023
Film The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Lt Willis Keith 2023
Theatre Dancing At Lughnasa Gerry 2023
TV The Nevers season 1 part 2 (6 eps) Augustus Bidlow 2021
TV The Woman In The House Neil 2021
TV Cake season 3 (Auditions) Actor 2020
TV The Nevers season 1 part 1 (6 eps) Augustus Bidlow 2019/20
Audiobook Kill 'Em All Narrator 2018
TV Dark Heart DI Will Wagstaffe 2018
Theatre Dry Powder Seth 2018
Film Ghost Light Thomas Ingram 2017
Film Extinction Chris 2017
Film Tortilla (short film) Giorgio 2017
TV Angie Tribeca Dr. Frederick Wurst 2017
Theatre Whither Would You Go Monologue 2017
TV Ill Behaviour Charlie 2016
Audio Monsters of Mary Shelley Percy Shelley 2016
TV Dark Heart DI Will Wagstaffe 2016
TV The Collection Claude Sabine 2016
Film Starfish Tom Ray 2015
Film Modern Life Is Rubbish Adrian 2015
Audiobook Kill Your Friends Narrator 2015
Film Pushing Dead Mike 2015
Film The Shadow Hours (short) Eric / Dylan 2015
Audio Mr Malcolm's List Mr Malcolm 2015
TV Da Vinci's Demons season 3 (filmed 2014 & March 2015) Leonardo da Vinci 2015
TV Inside No 9 Adam 2015
Radio Death of a Soldier Mark Evison 2014
Film A Brief History of Confession (short) Narrator 2014
Radio Infinite Possibilities: Serving Children reader 2014
TV Doctor Who Robin Hood 2014
Film Kill Your Friends Parker-Hall 2014
TV Da Vinci's Demons season 2 Leonardo da Vinci 2013
Film AIR (short) Nick 2013
TV Da Vinci's Demons season 1 Leonardo da Vinci  2012
Radio Lord Behold Us Mr Dawson 2012
TV Monroe series 2 Laurence Shepherd 2012
TV Twenty Twelve Christian Jebb (cameo) 2012
Theatre DryWrite monologue 2011
Radio Henry's Demons Henry 2011
Theatre My City Richard Kenton 2011
Film Chemistry (short) Eric 2011
Theatre Latitude Festival: Word Theatre readings 2011
Theatre Arcadia Septimus Hodge 2011
TV Monroe Laurence Shepherd 2010
TV Bedlam Rob 2010
Film Magpie (short) Batman 2010
Theatre Hurts Given and Received Bach 2010
TV Bouquet of Barbed Wire Gavin Sorensen 2009
Theatre A House Not Meant To Stand Charlie McCorkle 2009
Film St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Romeo 2009
TV No Heroics (US pilot) Nigel / Brainstorm 2009
Film Happy Ever Afters Freddie Butler 2009
Film Curiosity (short) Mike 2009
Radio Coram Boy: BBC Radio 4 Adult Thomas 2008
TV  Poirot: Appointment With Death Raymond  2008 
Theatre Paradise Regained Tom 2008 
Theatre Light Shining In Buckinghamshire reading 2008 
Theatre DryWrite readings 2008
TV Lost In Austen Mr Wickham 2008 
TV Freezing Dave Beethoven 2008
Radio The Vertical Hour: BBC Radio 3 Philip 2008
Film Close (short) Rob 2008
Theatre The Vertical Hour Philip 2008
TV Lewis: And The Moonbeams Kiss The Sea Philip Horton 2007
TV Casualty 1907 Dr James Walton 2007
Theatre Latitude Festival: Shuffle (Royal Court) reading 2007
Theatre Rough Cuts: Posh reading 2007
TV Miss Marple: Ordeal By Innocence Bobby Argyle 2007
Film Un De Toi (short) ? 2007
Film Return To House On Haunted Hill Paul 2007
Film I Want Candy Joe 2006
TV Freezing Dave Beethoven 2006
TV Casualty 1906 Dr James Walton 2006
Film A Few Days In September David 2006
Theatre Victory: Royal Court 50 reading 2006
Theatre The Entertainer: Royal Court 50 reading 2006
Theatre Censorship: Royal Court 50 reading 2006
Theatre Flight 5065: 27 One Minute Plays   2005
Theatre The Woman Before Andi 2005
Theatre The Peoples' Temple   LAMDA Tony Tesoro  
Theatre North Greenwich  LAMDA    
Theatre Merchant Of Venice LAMDA Shylock  
Theatre Dahling You Were Marvellous (Ed Fringe)   2001
Theatre Clockwork Orange    
Theatre Popcorn Director - Article19  
  Unconfirmed past projects  from various bios   
Film Story Of A Century    
TV Paparazzi    
Theatre God Went Out In '33 reading  
Theatre A Respectable Wedding workshop  
Theatre Saved workshop  
Theatre Devised Peter Gill workshop 2005
Theatre Three Sisters    
Theatre The Recruiting Officer    
Theatre Iphigenia At Aulis    
Theatre Dealer's Choice    
Theatre Scenes From An Execution    

Details from Tom Riley (thank you) , The Stage, Genesis Foundation and IMDb