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A local Kent publication has shared an article about Tom's brilliant BAFTA Cymru best actor award win on Sunday. It offers some background to Tom's school days in Kent, and even shares some lovely words from his mum! Read it in full on the website. 

It’s all coming good for former Loose School pupil Tom Riley, This week , Mr Riley won the BAFTA Cymru award for best actor for his role as Leonardo Da Vinci in the TV series, Da Vinci’s Demons, which he is also producing...

...Mr Riley, who now lives in London, and is currently filming on location in Swansea, was an enthusiastic member of the Hazlitt Drama Club. He also appeared in several gang shows put on by the Loose Swiss Scouts, of which he was a member, but it was the drama department at Invicta Grammar School that put him on the road to success.

He said: “I was unable to do a theatre studies A-level at MGS, so it was arranged that I should do this course at Invicta Grammar School where I was taught by Juliet Miles and Nikki AtkinReeves. “They were both brilliant and utterly devoted to drama.”

His mother, who still lives in Loose, said: “The whole family is immensely proud of him. “We knew he was going to be a talented actor ever since he first appeared in a school play at Loose, aged five, when he knew everybody’s else’s lines as well as his own.”

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