Welcome

Welcome to an unofficial website, dedicated since 2008 to supporting the incredible talents of versatile British actor and producer Tom Riley, who can soon be seen in Amazon Prime's new series The Collection, ITV Encore's 2 hour drama Dark Heart, and indie feature film Starfish.

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 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 shot short film The Shadow Hours in LA summer 2015, followed by three indie feature films back to back: Pushing Dead in San Francisco, Modern Life Is Rubbish in London, and Starfish in Rutland, until December 2015. Tom finished shooting TV series The Collection by Oliver Goldstick, in May 2016, which will be broadcast on Amazon Prime from September 2nd 2016. He wrapped filming the lead role in Dark Heart, a 2 hour pilot for ITV Encore on 16th July 2016, to be broadcast later in 2016. Further details of Tom's career can be found elsewhere on the site.

The Collection: Heat, TV Choice & Total TV magazine interviews

Three more interviews with Tom, promoting The Collection, have been shared in the latest TV magazine issues in the UK. There may be more, but present circumstances sadly don't allow me to hunt them down, and no more are appearing in searches. These are the ones I could find and buy. Full sized scans have been added to the galleries. 

Heat magazine posts news of Tom's obsession with the Great British Bake Off and Claude Sabine's many lovers, Tom tells Total TV Guide what a godsend it is not having to keep his body in same the 'absurd shape' as he did for Da Vinci's Demons, while in TV Choice there is a new promotional photo of Tom as Claude Sabine to accompany his interview. Sorry about the scan quality. 

The Collection begins on Friday 2nd September on Amazon UK!

The Collection: TV & Satellite Week cover and feature

Articles and interviews promoting Amazon UK's new series The Collection, which launches on September 2nd, have been included in a number of UK TV magazines this week. The latest issue of TV & Satellite Week has the show on its cover as well as a 2 page feature inside. The lovely cover photo of Tom as Claude Sabine is new! Full size scans of the cover and feature have been uploaded to the galleries. For those who are not in UK, you can buy the issue on Zinio

The interview with Tom in TV & Satellite Week reveals that he did a sewing course as part of his research for the show, but found it tough threading a needle quickly on camera.

The Collection: Swedish broadcast date and new trailer

The broadcast date for The Collection on Swedish channel SVT has been shared on this website - Saturday October 15th 2016, and a fabulous new trailer has been shared by SVT. It features a LOT of Tom as Claude, but with sadly misplaced subtitles...I may write a strongly worded missive to complain...

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