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Welcome to a website, dedicated since 2008 to supporting the incredible talents of Tom Riley, the versatile British actor and producer. Tom was most recently seen worldwide as Claude Sabine in Amazon Prime's series The Collection, on cinema screens in UK as Tom Ray in Starfish, and on ITV Encore as DI Wagstaffe in Dark Heart. 

Tom Riley has received wide critical acclaim, and awards recognition for his stage, television and film performances. He is perhaps best known for his leading television roles: 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, Robin Hood in Doctor Who Robot of Sherwood, Laurence Shepherd in two series of ITV's Monroe, Gavin Sorensen in ITV's Bouquet Of Barbed Wire, and Mr Wickham in ITV's Lost In Austen. Other notable television appearances include Poirot: Appointment With Death as Raymond Boynton, and Lewis: And The Moonbeams Kiss The Sea as Philip Horton.

Tom Ray in Starfish, Mike in Pushing Dead, Parker-Hall in Kill Your Friends, are just some of Tom's most recent film roles. Earlier lead film roles include Freddie in Happy Ever Afters, Joe in I Want Candy and David in A Few Days in September

Nominated as Outstanding Featured Actor In A Play at the 2011 Drama Desk Awards for his role as Septimus Hodge in Arcadia on Broadway, Tom's other theatre credits include numerous productions at the Royal Court Theatre, and the Riverside Studios' 2010 world premiere of Hurts Given and Received by Howard Barker. For this he received outstanding reviews, and a nomination for best performance in the 2010 Off West End Theatre Awards. Tom was most recently seen on stage as Richard Kenton in the world premiere of the Stephen Poliakoff play My City at the Almeida Theatre in 2011.

Tom filmed Ill Behaviour in Bristol, a three part comedy drama, written by Sam Bain for the BBC. to be aired on BBC iPlayer from July 22nd 2017. Feature film Modern Life Is Rubbish will be released in 2018. Further details of Tom's career can be found elsewhere on the site. This website has long been approved by Tom, but is unofficial. 

All 3 episodes of Ill Behaviour available on BBC iPlayer NOW!!

A three episodes of Ill Behaviour are now available to watch on BBC iPlayer! They will be available to watch online for 2 months, and will be bradcast on BBC2 sometime in August. There is a warning for very strong language in the show.

Joel’s divorce brings him a £2 million settlement and reunites him with his best friends from Sixth Form - New Age Charlie and IT nerd Tess.

Ill Behaviour: not really about cancer at all – it’s about friendship

A fascinating new blog post by Ill Behaviour writer Sam Bain, on The Guardian website, reveals his thoughts and motivation behind the show's creation. Read it in full on The Guardian website, and see the lovely bonus photo of Tom Riley as Charlie! Watch Ill Behaviour on BBC iPlayer tomorrow.

There are few worse feelings than watching a good friend fall apart while you are trapped helplessly behind a glass partition of social etiquette. My first solo TV series, Ill Behaviour, is intended as a fictional antidote to that feeling. It’s a wish fulfilment fantasy about two friends who break every social and legal boundary to rescue one of their best mates from his ill-advised life choices. With (hopefully) hilarious consequences.

Ill Behaviour: new programme website, stills and teaser trailer

The BBC has created a new website for Ill Behaviour, which launches tomorrow 22nd July 2017 on BBC iPlayer. The website has non-spoilery episode synopses, new stills of the cast (including bald Tom as Charlie), and character bios. BBC iPlayer on Twitter has shared a brief teaser trailer, but there is no Tom to be seen in it. 

Ill Behaviour: dark, and largely excellent

The Telegraph has included Ill Behaviour in its list of shows to watch this Saturday, 22nd July! Again a mistake: Ill Behaviour will be on BBC iPlayer, not BBC Three. Watch Ill Behaviour if you can. Tom Riley really is brilliant in it.

Ill Behaviour

BBC Three, from 10.00am

After working with writing partner Jesse Armstrong for the past 15 years, Sam Bain (Peep Show, Fresh Meat) has struck out on his own with this dark, and largely excellent, Bristol-set comedy. Chris Geere and Jessica Regan star as Joel and Tess, two friends who take matters into their own hands when their other friend (Tom Riley) decides to treat his cancer with fruit juices and acupuncture. The marvellous Lizzy Caplan co-stars as an alcoholic oncologist.

Ill Behaviour: tight, rip-roaring three hours of television

The Guardian has shared a great review for Ill Behaviour, which launches on BBC iPlayer from 10am on Saturday 22nd July! Read it in full on The Guardian website, and remember to watch on Saturday.

Fortunately, Ill Behaviour is one of the few shows to actually earn its cancer storyline. The disease is encoded into every scene and line of the series. It is the driving force behind everything that happens onscreen. We see the effect the disease has, but we also see what chemotherapy takes out of a person, and how it affects those around the sufferer. Sam Bain, the Peep Show co-creator who wrote the series, deserves vast amounts of credit for that alone. Even more fortunately, he’s managed to craft a taut, funny, relentlessly immoral thriller out of it.

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