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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, and awards recognition for his stage, television and film performances. Tom has been seen on TV screens worldwide, as Leonardo da Vinci in Starz / BBC drama series Da Vinci's Demons - a role which won him the 2014 BAFTA Cymru best actor award. He has most recently been seen on UK TV, in BBC2 comedy Inside No 9 'The 12 Days of Christine' as Adam, and as Robin Hood in Doctor Who 'Robot of Sherwood'

Tom is perhaps best known for his television roles - Leonardo da Vinci in Starz Da Vinci's Demons, as Robin Hood in Doctor Who Robot of Sherwood, 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.

Feature film Kill Your Friends finished shooting in April 2014, will premiere on August 5th at the 2015 Fantasy Film Fest in Berlin, and will be released November 6th 2015 in UK. Da Vinci's Demons season 3 filmed in Wales from 23rd June until 17th December 2014 (and again March 2015), with Tom taking dual roles of producer as well as lead actor. Da Vinci's Demons will return to Starz sometime during fall of 2015. Tom is currently attached to feature film Starfish, which is due to begin filming October 2015. Further details of Tom's career can be found elsewhere on the site.

Kill Your Friends: 11th Zurich Film Festival Gala Premieres Announced

The Zurich Film Festival has announced the Gala Premieres for this year's festival, and the list includes Kill Your Friends. 

The 11th ZFF announces its first Gala Premieres: the comedies KILL YOUR FRIENDS by Owen Harris and MISTRESS AMERICA by Noah Baumbach; the dramas MISS YOU ALREADY by Catherine Hardwicke, HIGH-RISE by Ben Wheatley and MON ROI by Maïwenn and the biopic thriller THE PROGRAM by Stephen Frears.

The programme for the 11th ZFF will be available on Steptember 10. Tickets will be on sale from September 14. The 11th Zurich festival runs from September 24th until October 4th 2015.

The world premiere of Kill Your friends will be held tomorrow night in Berlin, as the opening film for Fantasy Filmfest. Sadly, there is still no trailer nor poster for the film.

Da Vinci's Demons: season 3 broadcast details for FX Turkey & Starz

FX Turkey shared their Da Vinci's Demons season 3 trailer on You Tube, which indicates that they will be broadcasting Da Vinci's Demons 24 hours after Starz - which would make it October 25th. There are reports online of FOX Russia also airing on 25th October, but that hasn't been confirmed on their website. No other dates have been revealed yet.

The full press release from the TCAs last week has been shared on here, with more details about the Starz broadcast of the final season of Da Vinci's Demons. While the entire season will be available to watch on October 24th, Starz will continue to show weekly episodes, without a break on Saturday nights, with the final episode airing on December 26th. This doesn't really help any fans online around the world, who will sadly not be able to avoid massive spoilers. Such a shame the show doesn't get to build up to the final episode as fans want. Also, there appears to be an error about the broadcast time, as the premiere is going out at 8pm not 9pm as reported in the press release.

Da Vinci's Demons: why the show was cancelled

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht spoke to Deadline about the reasons behind his decision not to commission any more seasons of Da Vinci's Demons, and how season 3 will end. This comes after the announcement that Starz will release season 3 in its entirety via On Demand and Starz Play from October 24th.

This certainly feels for fans like the show has been dumped horribly quickly (#TheQuestEndsTooQuickly), for the final season, which is incredibly sad, though it's probable that Starz is testing the waters for the Netflix model of broadcast, and is using a show no longer wanted for the experiment. Fans outside the US will still have the weekly anticipation on the various FOX channels, though will have a terrible job avoiding spoilers online! Chris Albrecht confirmed that the decision to cancel was not made until season 3 filming was complete, so the extra shooting in March was not altering the ending to anticipate cancellation, as some fans keep reporting.

Starz recently announced that the upcoming third season of Da Vinci’s Demons will be the period drama’s last. The series, which has been off the air for almost year and a half, has been a respectable performer, so the decision to end it before seeing how Season 3 does was somewhat of a surprise.

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