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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. Currently filming indie comedy Pushing Dead, 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 premiered on August 5th at the 2015 Fantasy Film Fest in Berlin, and will be released November 6th 2015 in UK. Tom took dual roles of producer as well as lead actor for the third (and now sadly) final season of Da Vinci's Demons, which will return to Starz on 24th October 2015. Tom recently shot short film The Shadow Hours, by Kyle Higgins, and 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.

Pushing Dead: filming updates

A few news tit-bits have appeared about Pushing Dead, a film by Tom E. Brown, currently shooting in San Francisco. This site shared news from the production team about filming dates and some recent locations used in the shoot. Read the article in full on the Capp Street Crap site.

Aiming for the mainstream independent market, PUSHING DEAD presents a universal struggle against two faceless, life-threatening entities, disease and bureaucracy, expressed with absurdity and razor sharp wit. Chronic sufferers of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, HIV, etc., and their families and friends, gay or straight, can relate...

...The whole film is being shot in San Francisco, according to Susannah Greason Robbins, executive director of the San Francisco Film Commission.

Filming began Aug. 17 and is expected to be completed by Sept. 17. Interior scenes will also be shot inside the El Niño Training Center in Potrero Hill, Robbins said.

Directed by Tom E. Brown, the movie also stars James Roday, Robin Weigert and Khandi Alexander.

Film San Francisco has also been tweeting news updates.

 

Da Vinci's Demons: new season 3 still

A new still from Da Vinci's Demons season 3 has been shared by Starz, and shows the Scooby Gang back together. Season 3 begins on Starz at 8pm 24th October 2015, and the whole season will be available in its entirety to watch online after the premiere. 

Outside the US and Canada, season 3 will mainly be broadcast by FOX International. So far, only Germany, UK and Turkey have announced their season 3 premiere dates - 25th October 2015. 

UK fans will still not have the season 2 DVD to buy until after the season 3 begins, but Sky has now added seasons 1 and 2 to their Box Sets collection, so fans can at least watch season 2 again for the first time since broadcast. 

Kill Your Friends: new poster for French release & TIFF screening dates

Chrysalis Films has shared their own poster for the 4th November release of Kill Your Friends in France. Sadly, no mention of Tom's name on there in the main billing. The poster does reveal another film festival which will screen Kill Your Friends: Toulouse Film Festival 2016.

Rolling Stone has the film listed as one of the most anticipated to see at next month's Toronto International Film Festival. 

An up-and-coming London A&R executive (Nicolas Hoult, yet again) is determined to rise to the top of the dog-eat-dog heap during the heady, hedonistic days of Britpop's 1990s chart reign. If you guessed that means killing a few rivals along the way, then you win a prize! John Niven's 2008 novel has been described as American Psycho set in the music industry; if this pitch-black comedy gets within coke-snorting distance of that perversely wonderful movie adaptation, we can welcome a new addition to the sociopathic-antihero canon.

A new, detailed synopsis has been shared on the TIFF website for the film, along with some screening dates.

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