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Welcome to an unofficial website dedicated to supporting the incredible talents of versatile British actor and producer Tom Riley, who has received wide critical acclaim for his stage, television and film performances. Tom has been seen most recently, on TV screens worldwide, in the lead role of Leonardo da Vinci, in the Starz / BBC drama series Da Vinci's Demons

Tom is perhaps best known for his television roles - as Leonardo da Vinci in Starz Da Vinci's Demons, as Laurence Shepherd in two series of ITV's Monroe, as Gavin Sorensen in ITV's Bouquet Of Barbed Wire, and as 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. Romeo in St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, and Freddie Butler in Happy Ever Afters are just two of Tom's most recent film roles.

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.

Official production for Da Vinci's Demons season 3 began filming in Wales on 23rd June 2014, with Tom taking dual roles of producer as well as lead actor. Feature film Kill Your Friends finished shooting in April 2014, and will be released in 2015. Tom's guest episode of the new series of Doctor Who will broadcast in September 2014. Further details of Tom's career can be found elsewhere on the site.

Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood airs Saturday 6th September

Just as soon as I posted the earlier Doctor Who news, the BBC Media Centre confirmed the air date for Doctor Who 'Robot of Sherwood' - Saturday 6th September 2014. 

Ep 3/12
Saturday 6 September
Time to be confirmed
In a sun-dappled Sherwood forest, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood. With all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake. Can impossible heroes really exist?

Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood feature and interview

The brand new 477 issue of Doctor Who Magazine has a fantastic feature on Tom's episode in the new Doctor Who series - 'Robot of Sherwood'. There are new photos of Tom as Robin Hood, and also a great interview with Tom about his role in the new series, and his boyhood love for Doctor Who. The magazine is available to buy now, though scans are in the galleries. 

There's a hint of the rock star about your Robin

I think he's more like a 1930's matinee idol. He's not quite as anarchic as a rock star. It's the Robin Hood that you see in old movies, rather than a kind of modern, updated version with Kevin Costner's accent. Manners matter to him, and honour, and all those things you ascribe to Medieval legends.

The Robot of Sherwood feature also includes an interview with Mark Gatiss, an episode guide, and quotes from the episode. 

Synopsis:
The Doctor offers Clara a chance to go anywhere in space and time – her choice. Clara asks if she can go to Sherwood Forest in the twelfth century and meet Robin Hood… but the Doctor is dismissive of the idea. There’s no such thing as Robin Hood. He’s made up. Or is he…?

Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood episode guide

Finally we have some official details for Tom's upcoming episode of Doctor Who 'Robot of Sherwood'. No firm broadcast date has been posted on the BBC websites, though 6th September has been confirmed in the latest TV Guide magazine in the US, along with a character guide for Robin Hood.

He's got those matinee-idol looks and Olympic-level archery skills, plus some quixotic optimism that will be on display in the September 6 episode. The Eleventh Doctor would have loved him, but Twelve...

The latest Radio Times magazine in the UK has shared episode guides from showrunner Steven Moffat.

Robot of Sherwood "There's no such thing as Robin Hood!" In a sun-dappled Sherwood Forest, The Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars. But with of Nottingham at stake (and possibly Derby), there's no time for the two adventurers to get into a fight about who is real and who isn't - which is probably why they do very little else!

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