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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 for his stage, television and film performances. Tom has been seen most recently, on TV screens worldwide, in the lead role of Leonardo da Vinci, in the Starz / BBC drama series Da Vinci's Demons

Tom is perhaps best known for his television roles - as Leonardo da Vinci in Starz Da Vinci's Demons, 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.

Official production for Da Vinci's Demons season 3 began filming in Wales on 23rd June 2014, with Tom taking dual roles of producer as well as lead actor. Feature film Kill Your Friends finished shooting in April 2014, and will be released in 2015. Tom's guest episode of the new series of Doctor Who 'Robot of Sherwood' will broadcast on 6th September 2014. Further details of Tom's career can be found elsewhere on the site.

Da Vinci's Demons: season 2 German DVD release November 2014

According to several online sources, Concorde will be releasing the DVD and Blu-ray for season 2 of Da Vinci's Demons, in Germany, on 13th November 2014. It is available to pre-order from Amazon.de. No extras appear to be included.

The only other DVD releases, for Da Vinci's Demons season 2, have been in Australia and Thailand (later this month). There is still another 8 months until the UK DVD is released. No dates for any other country have been revealed as yet.

Doctor Who: Ben Miller on Tom Riley's brilliant sword fighting

An interview with Ben Miller for What's On TV, mentions his scenes with Tom's character Robin Hood, in this Saturday's Doctor Who episode 'Robot of Sherwood'.

There are plenty of amazing archery scenes and sword fights in the adventure - and in the midst of it all is Death In Paradise star Ben, who told What's On TV how he nearly took one sword fight a little too far. "In the Sheriff's sword fight with Tom Riley, who plays Robin, I came at Tom like a bull in a china shop. I have this big thing about sword fighting in films in that it never looks like they're trying to hit one another. So I thought I'd genuinely try to chop his head off and hit him.

Luckily Tom was very experienced with swords, so I knew he could handle a novice like me!" "I hadn't done sword fighting before, as Tom Riley will attest to, because I think I actually created a new joint in his thumb during one of the fight scenes! He's a brilliant sword fighter so if I look good it's only because he's so brilliant."

Doctor Who: new Robot of Sherwood trailer & hi-res stills

The BBC has released a new, longer TV trailer for this Saturday's Doctor Who episode 'Robot of Sherwood', which has more of Tom as Robin Hood. In addition, they have also been posting stills from the eposide on Twitter - find them here

A number of new, hi-res stills and posters from Robot of Sherwood have been shared by Far Far Away.

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