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15Apr

Da Vinci's Demons: UK Screen interview & Forge of Empires website

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A new, but brief, interview with Tom from the recent press tour in Florence has been shared on UK Screen in advance of the UK premiere of Da Vinci's Demons, this Friday night on FOX TV. The conversation concentrates on Da Vinci's sexuality in the show.

12Apr

Da Vinci's Demons: Huff Post and Futon Critic interviews & GQ's most stylish man?

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The Futon Critic and Huff Post have shared their interviews with Tom online. The interview for The Futon Critic is via video, but not embeddable, so watch it on their website. 

In the Huff Post interview, Tom and David S. Goyer address the question of da Vinci's sexuality in the series. Read the full interview on the site. 

Since the promotional trailers have shown da Vinci in bed with a woman, some have speculated that, much like the controversial 2004 movie interpretation of Alexander the Great's life, the producers might be attempting to downplay speculation about da Vinci's sexual orientation.

"The fact of the matter is that he was put on trial for sodomy twice, and given that was such a big event in his life and was documented, I think we would be doing the character and the show a disservice if we didn’t delve into it," Goyer insisted. "It’s kind of funny because we showed the first trailer and the reaction was, “Oh my God. He’s having sex with a woman!"

Clearly, that’s it," Riley laughed. "It’s a flash of something and trust me, there are flashes of other things. They’re just not in the trailer." Still, da Vinci was also rumored to have his share of female lovers as well.

"He certainly knew Lucrezia Donati. Nobody knows if they were ever together, and supposedly one his lovers was the Duchess of Milan, and various other people. And the woman -- whose name escapes me right now -- who was possibly the identity of the Mona Lisa," Goyer observed.

"There’s no mention of any lovers particularly, male or female, in his entire diary," Riley pointed out. "I find that fascinating -- that either there’s no mention because he was some kind of renaissance Morrissey or because something about that was so painful he got rid of it all, which is far more dramatically interesting to us anyway."

12Apr

Da Vinci's Demons: NYT, WSJ & LAT reviews and Tom out in NYC

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Great photos of Tom attending The Hollywood Reporter 35 Most Powerful People in Media Bash in New York on Wednesday have been uploaded to Isifa and Rex.

More great reviews have appeared online for Da Vinci's Demons. 

11Apr

Da Vinci's Demons: GamerHub TV interview & brilliant new IMDb trailer

There is an incredible new Da Vinci's Demons feature trailer on IMDb, which is viewable outside the US. It has wonderful new scenes, and interviews with the creators and the cast, including Tom. 

Another good review has appeared on Boston.com.

10Apr

Da Vinci's Demons: red carpet interview at MIPTV

An interview with Tom, from the red carpet at Cannes on Monday evening, has been uploaded to You Tube. 

09Apr

Da Vinci's Demons: TV Choice interview & new trailers

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An interview with Tom and Laura Haddock has been shared on the TV Choice website. They talk about being cast, and how unassuming and collaborative David S. Goyer is. 

How did you land your roles?

08Apr

Da Vinci's Demons: interview for MIPTV news

The latest MIPTV news letter contains an interview with Tom and David. S. Goyer ahead of this evening's Da Vinci's Demons premiere in Cannes. Read it on Page 30.

British actor Tom Riley plays the young Leonardo.

06Apr

Da Vinci's Demons: Tom Riley - a genuinely funny and really bright guy

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An absolutely brilliant article about Da Vinci's Demons, featuring interviews with Tom and David S. Goyer has been posted on Daily News.com. Read it in full on the website. 

06Apr

Da Vinci's Demons: new Tom interviews & behind the scenes previews

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Starz are broadcasting a behind the scenes preview for Da Vinci's Demons at the moment on the Blockbuster Channel. Check provider listings for schedule details - there appears to be multiple broadcasts. FOX UK will be doing the same from 12th April at 10pm. Again check listings. 

06Apr

Da Vinci's Demons: Florence Premiere video montage & more photos

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FOX International Channels have uploaded a great video montage of the Da Vinci's Demons world premiere in Florence on Tuesday. Tom can be seen a number of times during the video - being interviewed, photographed and on stage.

The montage includes some of Bear McCreary's score for the show. The photo above is one of the gorgeous photocall images released by Starz yesterday.