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Welcome to a website, dedicated since 2008 to supporting the incredible talents of Tom Riley, the versatile British actor and producer, who will return to the stage from 26th January 2018 in Dry Powder at the Hampstead Theatre. Tom has most recently been seen worldwide as Claude Sabine in Amazon Prime's series The Collection, on BBC2 and Showtime as Charlie in Sam Bain's Ill Behaviour, on cinema screens in UK as Tom Ray in Starfish. Tom will reprise his lead role as DI Will Wagstaffe in ITV Encore's 2 hour pilot Dark Heart - ITV has commisioned a 6 part series, to begin filming March 2018. 

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.

Thomas Ingram in Ghost Light, 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 filmed indie comedy Ghost Light in Massachussetts October 2017 which will be released in 2018, along Modern Life Is Rubbish, Pushing Dead and Extinction. Dry Powder opens at the Hampstead Theatre on 26th January 2018, and closes on 3rd March. Tom then begins shooting 6 part series Dark Heart for ITV. Further details of Tom's career can be found elsewhere on the site. This website has long been approved by Tom, but is unofficial. 

Pushing Dead: German DVD release delayed but available for streaming

Tom Riley fans in Germany have an early Christmas gift! While the German DVD release for Pushing Dead has been delayed until next week - pre order now on Amazon DE - it is now available to stream digitally. Buy and / or rent on iTunes, Google, Videoload and Amazon

Tom Riley plays HIV positive artist Mike in Pushing Dead, an indie comedy by Tom Brown, filmed in San Francisco in 2015. Mike is a love interest for James Roday's lead character Dan. The film has been screened at a lot of festivals around the world, winning a number of best film awards on the way. US fans will be able to see Pushing Dead sometime in the new year - date to be confirmed. Keep an eye on the official website for updates.

Dark Heart: ITV confirms new series is commissioned

Fantastic news today for fans of Tom Riley in Dark Heart. ITV confirms that it has commissioned a new series of 6 hour long episodes. The new series begins filming in Spring 2018, I assume after Tom's next role in Dry Powder at the Hampstead Theatre ends, the play closes on March 3rd 2018. 

Dark Heart was initially made for ITV Encore, and the 120 minute stand alone episode was broadcast in November 2016. It has never been released on DVD or for digital download, but will be repeated next week on ITV Encore if you missed it. It will be interesting to find out how the existing episode will be incorporated into the series - possibly split it, and broadcast as the first 2 episodes in the new series? 

ITV has commissioned drama label Silverprint Pictures to produce six-part drama series Dark Heart starring Tom Riley as DI Will Wagstaffe, a man haunted by the murder of his parents when he was 16 years old.

Set in London, the series is written for ITV by acclaimed screenwriter Chris Lang whose work includes award-winning drama Unforgotten, Torn, Undeniable and A Mother’s Son. Dark Heart is inspired by characters created by novelist Adam Creed, who has written a series of books featuring Will Wagstaffe.

Advent Calendar 2017

It is December 1st! Which means that, for the 10th year running (every year since 2008), we are delighted to share a new Tom Riley Advent Calendar! The 2017 Tom Riley Advent Calendar will be available for viewing during the month of December. Visit daily to open each new door. Be warned - there may be audio playing! You need to have javascript enabled to view it.

Happy Holidays and enjoy the daily Tom Riley treats! 

Dry Powder: Hampstead Theatre reveals Tom's character & further casting

This morning, the Hampstead Theatre provided a full announcement for Dry Powder, the comedy by Sarah Burgess which runs from January 26th 2018 until March 3rd 2018. It has been revealed that Tom Riley will be playing Seth. I assume last week's reveal was for the Daily Mail supporters. 

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Sarah Burgess’ breathtakingly witty and virtuosic comedy, Dry Powder. Directed by Anna Ledwich, this production explores the vision, the vulnerability, and the vilification of those shaping - and skewing - the economy. Hayley Atwell will make her Hampstead Theatre debut as Jenny and she will be joined by Tom Riley and Aidan McArdle.

The Hampstead Theatre website shared Tom's biography, including something on TV from way back, which has never been included anywhere else before: Paparazzi. I have no more information about this, not even a year. 

Tom Riley plays Seth.

His theatre credits include Arcadia (Broadway), for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, My City (Almeida Theatre), Paradise Regained, The Vertical Hour, Censorship, Victory, The Entertainer and The Woman Before (Royal Court Theatre).

Ill Behaviour: the acting is excellent throughout, Riley plays Charlie well

In advance of tonight's episode of Ill Behaviour, Showtime has shared a preview video. Online reviews for the show's broadcast in the US have continued to be a little mixed, but all agree about the uniformly excellent acting. Tune in to see Tom Riley as Charlie in episode 3 tonight, on Showtime from 10.30pm.

The show’s premise is certainly unique and intriguing, and for the most part, the acting is excellent throughout. Geere is charming and awkward and breathes life into a character who is frankly a pathetic, directionless deadbeat who should be completely unlikeable. Charlie’s decision to forego chemotherapy is actually motivated by seeing his own mother’s experiences with chemotherapy, and Riley portrays him as a caring family man. Caplan doesn’t miss a beat playing the most uncomfortable character of the bunch: a completely humorless cynic. Michigan Daily

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