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Da Vinci's Demons season 3 set visit interview - part 2

Part 2 of the incredible interview, which Tom kindly did for the website, during my recent amazing visit to the set of Da Vinci's Demons season 3.

Tom reveals a little more about filming Doctor Who, and working with Peter Capaldi - his episode 'Robot of Sherwood' will be broadcast on BBC 1 on 6th September. We also find out about Tom's very first acting roles, hear some of his spooky ghost stories, and learn more about his inherited party trick.

Those fans who didn't see their questions answered in the first part of the interview, should see them answered below. 

Da Vinci's Demons season 3 set visit interview - part 1

Last week, I was given the huge privilege of being invited to visit the set of Da Vinci's Demons season 3. Full details of my incredible visit, along with a few photos, have been posted in the forum. Once season 3 has been aired, I can share the photos I took on location. From what I saw being filmed, season 3 is going to be even better than the last 2 seasons, if that is at all possible. I truly witnessed magic being created.
As with my last set visit, Tom was just amazing. Kind, considerate, generous with his time, and so much fun. He also agreed to answer the questions I collected from fans in the forum, on Facebook and on Twitter. It turned out to be a surprisingly long interview, with some wonderful responses from Tom, so I decided to split it into 2 parts. Part 1 below relates to all things Da Vinci's Demons. 

Da Vinci's Demons: set visit website interview

Last week, during my amazing visit to the set of Da Vinci's Demons, Tom kindly took extra time to sit down with me, and answer burning questions I collated from forum members. As you will see, his answers were wonderful, thoughtful and considered. Huge and very grateful thanks to Tom for making it so very easy, and such a lot of fun. 

Da Vinci's Demons related

Horse riding - was it a new skill for this role?

Horse riding was not new for Da Vinci’s Demons. I’d learned it a bit for Lost In Austen, but I wasn’t very good. I’d taken lessons with a woman who was very specific that I should do modern style riding. So, by the time I got to the set for Lost In Austen, they said “No, no… no-one rides like that! They ride like this - one handed, straight backed...”. I was too busy learning how to ride like I was about to enter dressage in the Olympics [laughs]. So, it meant I had to completely rethink it; and it also meant that they had to change a few scenes in Lost In Austen, to accommodate the fact that I was not great*.