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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, 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: Fantasy Film Fest production notes & cast interviews

Following the announcement from Fantasy Film Fest last week that the opening night film this year will be the world premiere of Kill Your Friends, the Fantasy Film Fest website has shared production notes for the film, which includes a full synopsis, cast bios, and even a few words from Tom!

Tom Riley, who plays Stelfox’s nemesis, Parker-Hall, “I thought the script was incredible, savage, brutal and funny, and unlike anything I had ever done before. So I went back and read the book and thought I had to be part of this.”

The production notes offer some fascinating insight into the long, long journey to making the film, finding the producers, directors and finally the right cast. According to John Niven, author and screenwriter of Kill Your Friends, the journey to this film was twenty years in the making.

Kill Your Friends: special film event at Festival Number 6

Festival Number 6 announced a special Kill Your Friends event to be held during this year's festival at Portmerion, in September. Some details have been shared on the festival Facebook Page.

We’re delighted to announce a very special Kill Your Friends event at Festival No.6. We will be showing a sneak preview of some clips from the forthcoming film of John Niven’s brilliant novel about the dark side of the music business, starring Nicholas Hoult as Steven Stelfox (released on 6 November).

The mighty John Niven, Owen Harris (Director), Will Clarke and Gregor Cameron (Producers) will also be in conversation about the film with Irvine Welsh.

Kill Your Friends: 2015 Fantasy Film Fest opening film

The Fantasy Film Fest announced that Kill Your Friends will be the opening film for this year's festival, which starts in Berlin on August 5th. A fantastic city for the world premiere. A page on the Fantasy Film Fest website has been created for Kill Your Friends - no sign of a trailer or a film poster yet.

OPENING NIGHT
KILL YOUR FRIENDS

DIRECTOR Owen Harris CAST Nicholas Hoult, Craig Roberts, James Corden, Tom Riley

See the world premiere of this vicious satire of the 1990's music industry! The film adaption of John Niven's worldwide bestseller features Nicholas Hoult as a merciless, hedonistic a**hole, who stops at nothing to stay successful.

Studio Canal recently tweeted confirmation of the November 6th UK and Ireland theatrical release for Kill Your Friends.

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