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Welcome to an unofficial website, dedicated since 2008 to supporting the incredible talents of Tom Riley, the versatile British actor and producer. Tom was most recently seen as Claude Sabine in Amazon Prime's new 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 recently finished filming Ill Behaviour, a three part comedy drama, written by Sam Bain for the BBC. Feature film Modern Life Is Rubbish will be released in 2017. Further details of Tom's career can be found elsewhere on the site.

The Collection: launches on BBC First Australia 14th March

According to BBC First on Twitter and Foxtel, The Collection will broadcast in Australia starting on 14th March 2017. 

 

 

BBC First can be viewed in Australia on Foxtel, Flip TV Australia and Fetch TV.

The Shadow Hours: two new Film Festival screenings in March 2017

Kyle D Higgins shared this amazing artwork for The Shadow Hours, by Rod Reis, to accompany the exciting news that the short film will have its second public screening on 4th March 2017 at the 5th Annual Juggernaut Film Festival in Chicago.

  • Date: 4th March 2017 at 1730hrs (approx)
  • Location: Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613
  • Tickets: $20 from Eventbrite

The 5th Annual Juggernaut Film Festival will be held on March 4th, from Noon - 6:30pm. This one-day event celebrates Science Fiction and Fantasy short films from around the world. It is presented by Chicago's Otherworld Theatre Company, whose mission is to further explore and promote the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre.

The Shadow Hours: written and directed by Kyle Higgins

The Collection: sold to Iceland's RUV channel

BBC Worldwide has announced sales in advance of this week's showcase in Liverpool, and The Collection has been acquired by Iceland's RUV channel.

In Northern Europe, around 350 hours of drama have been sold across the territories with Maigret(Ep 1 and 2) licensed to VRT in Belgium and Happy Valley (Series 2) to NPO in Holland. Call the Midwife (Series 6) has been sold to SVT in Sweden, The Durrells to TV2 in Denmark and The Collection (Series 1) to RUV in Iceland.

The Collection: sexy drama with sibling rivalries, secrets, and romance

Three new reviews / weekend recommendations for The Collection have been posted online today. The first is an hour's review / recap / podcast from Organised Prime. Listen / download on the website. It is balanced and interesting, especially if you have watched the show, with kind comments about Tom as Claude Sabine to be found near the end of the podcast. Confusingly, the page for The Collection on Organised Prime mostly has info about another show. An error, I imagine.

The other recommendations are linked below. Watch The Collection now on Amazon US and UK. 

“I’ve been asked to restore France’s faded glory. The world thinks Paris is finished and the richest man in France wants me to change that opinion.” So says Paul Sabine (Richard Coyle) in the trailer for Amazon’s newest original series. It’s 1947 and the city and country are still recovering from the Nazi occupation and the war. Sabine runs a fashion house and his brother, Clyde (Tom Riley), designs. The show promises sibling and staff rivalries, plenty of secrets, romance and at least one death. Newsweek

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