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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, who will return to the stage from 26th January 2018 in Dry Powder at the Hampstead Theatre. Tom has most recently been seen worldwide as Claude Sabine in Amazon Prime's series The Collection, on BBC2 and Showtime as Charlie in Sam Bain's Ill Behaviour, on cinema screens in UK as Tom Ray in Starfish. Tom will reprise his lead role as DI Will Wagstaffe in ITV Encore's 2 hour pilot Dark Heart - ITV has commisioned a 6 part series, to begin filming March 2018. 

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.

Thomas Ingram in Ghost Light, 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 indie comedy Ghost Light in Massachussetts October 2017 which will be released in 2018, along Modern Life Is Rubbish, Pushing Dead and Extinction. Dry Powder opens at the Hampstead Theatre on 26th January 2018, and closes on 3rd March. Tom then begins shooting 6 part series Dark Heart for ITV. Further details of Tom's career can be found elsewhere on the site. This website has long been approved by Tom, but is unofficial. 

Dry Powder: first rehearsal photos online

Hampstead Theatre has finally shared the first rehearsal photos for Dry Powder, which opens in previews on January 26th 2018. There are 5 of Tom Riley as Seth on the website and facebook, alongside photos of co-stars Hayley Atwell and Aidan McArdle. Tickets for the play, directed by Anna Ledwich, can be purchased via this link.

Dry Powder: Best London Theatre in 2018

Dry Powder opens at the Hampstead Theatre 2 weeks tomorrow, on 26th January. It only has a relatively short run until 3rd March 2018. Sadly there has been absolutely no promotional material shared to help promote the play. No rehearsal images. No trailer. No cast interviews. Nothing to try and entice people to buy tickets.

Despite this, Dry Powder is being mentioned in the occasional anticipated theatre list online, including London Town today

Hayley Atwell, star of BBC's Howards End, makes her Hampstead Theatre debut as Jenny in the UK premiere of Sarah Burgess' witty comedy, Dry Powder. She is joined by Tom Riley and Aidan McArdle in a production placed at the financial heart of New York City.

In the same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a supermarket chain, Rick threw himself a lavish engagement party - which even featured an elephant - setting off a Public Relations nightmare. The ensuing comedy explores the vision, the vulnerability, and the vilification of those shaping - and skewing - the economy.

Buy tickets to Dry Powder via this link.

Ill Behaviour: Australian fans get to enjoy tight script & excellent performances on ABC

Tom Riley fans in Australia can see Ill Behaviour on ABC television from Monday 8th January, as the first of 6 x 30 minute episodes begins broadcast at 9.30pm.

ILL BEHAVIOUR Series premiere ★★★★ 9.30pm, ABC Comedy

Masters of Sex leading lady Lizzy Caplan has an intriguing support role in this twisty comedy thriller about an audacious medical intervention. An apparent oncologist with a curt manner and hints of a darker side, she appears as a strange interloper in the establishing episode that centres around three friends with vastly different views on life. A tight script and excellent performances explore the curly issue of alternative medicine. WAToday

A comedy thriller about three friends who embark on a journey that takes them to the extremes of their friendship, crossing every boundary imaginable to save a life. Why you should tune in: This dementedly dark comedy thriller about the limits and lunacies of friendship comes from the Bafta-winning co-creator of Peep Show. Queensland Times

Dry Powder: shows not to miss in 2018

The Evening Standard has included Dry Powder in its latest round-up of the best plays, gigs and films to see in 2018. Read the list via press reader or online. Click the link in the sidebar to buy tickets. 

Hayley Atwell gave one of the television performances of the year as Margaret Schlegel in Howards End; her long-overdue return to the stage comes in Sarah Burgess’s comedy about high-stakes high finance in New York. Jan 26-March 3, Hampstead, NW3 (020 7722 9301, hampsteadtheatre.com)

My Theatre Mates also mentioned Dry Powder and the great cast as its latest article looks ahead to theatre this year. 

Dry Powder: Winter 2018 London Theatre Preview

Playbill included Hampstead Theatre's Dry Powder in its preview of London shows to see this winter. Dry Powder, with Tom Riley as Seth, opens on January 26th 2018 and runs until March 3rd. Tickets available to buy via link

January 26: After an acclaimed run at New York’s Public Theater, Sarah Burgess’ Dry Powder makes its U.K. debut at the Hampstead Theatre, directed by Anna Ledwich. The “breathtakingly witty and virtuosic comedy exploring the vision, the vulnerability, and the vilification of those shaping—and skewing—the economy” runs through March 3 and stars Olivier nominee Hayley Atwell and Tom Riley.

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