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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.

Modern Life Is Rubbish: 2017 Edinburgh International Film Festival premiere

News was shared today that comedy-drama Modern Life Is Rubbish will have its UK premiere at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. There are no dates for the premiere yet, EIFF will reveal the lineup on May 31st. 

No trailer has been shared yet for the film, only the above still of Freya Mavor. No photos of Tom have appeared, and we know absolutely nothing about Tom's character other than his name is Adrian.

Skins favourite Mavor will be staring opposite Josh Whitehouse in Modern Life Is Rubbish, about a couple in the throes of a break-up reliving the highlights of their relationship while splitting up their record collection.

Whither Would You Go: new photos from the LA event

In March 2017, Tom took part in the Whither Would You Go charity event in Los Angeles, to raise money for refugees worldwide via the United Nations Refugee Agency. On the night, a company of actors read extracts from Shakespeare's plays in response to refugee stories and accounts. This website and forum donated to the charity for Tom's birthday last month.

Whither Would You Go shared a number of photos of the other actors performing after the event. Sadly for Tom Riley fans, there were no photos, nor details of what Tom performed. Until now! A new photo of Tom at the event has been shared via this link, along with a link to donate, and the official Whither Would You Go Twitter account has kindly posted a photo of Tom performing from Richard II. 

 

Starfish: release in Taiwan & new film stills

According to the Taiwanese World Screen website, Starfish was released in Taiwan on May 5th 2017. Thanks to Google Translate, a few Taiwanese sites showed up with some new, hi-res stills from the film, not shared for the UK release. A number of them are of Tom as Tom Ray. Check them out via this link. The text translations seem to call the film My Starfish Father. 

There is a new poster for the film's release in Taiwan (see above), and it would seem that the film was awarded 5 stars by World Screen.

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