The May 2011 edition of GQ magazine has a 2 page feature with Tom, including a fantastic photoshoot by James Dimmock and an interview, where he mentions Monroe and Arcadia. The magazine is on sale in the UK now.
When GQ was setting up a shoot in New York with up-and-coming British actor Tom Riley, it was decided from the off that he should wear Moschino. The label and the actor went together perfectly, both classic, yet with a twist.
Riley is currently in America appearing in the Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, itself an examination of the relationship between past and present. "For the first week of rehearsals we actually had Stoppard in the room with us," says 29-year-old Riley. "It was amazing after having studied him at university to hear his opinion on his own work." The revival also stars Billy Crudup, the twist being that Riley takes the part originally played by Crudup when the play first opened in 1995. Themes within themes, it seems.
Over here, Riley is now appearing on ITV alongside James Nesbitt in the new medical drama Monroe, from the makers of Sherlock. "What I have seen of it so far looks stunning," says Riley. "It is very edgy and really pushing the boundaries of television."
Riley's first role on British TV was back in 2006 in another medical drama, BBC One's primetime period drama Casualty 1906. "The show was originally entitled London Hospital, and was a docudrama set in an Edwardian hospital," the actor explains. "Unfortunately, the name was changed so now people see my CV and say, 'Ah, I see you were in the 1,906th episode of Casualty.'"
Since then he has played the obligatory roles in both Marple and Poirot. "This explains the six degrees of separation among British actors," says Riley, with a grin. "Everyone has either played a murderer or been murdered. I don't think you would be allowed an Equity card otherwise."
Films now beckon: he is involved in a project awaiting funding concerning Jehovah's Witnesses in Liverpool and is also becoming known in Hollywood. "It is like a factory over there - rounds and rounds of interviews in front of rooms full of suits who you aren't even allowed to say hello to. But it can pay huge dividends." Still, if acting is murder, it is always good to be paid for it.
From GQ website.