Tom Riley (actor)

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Tom Riley
I want Candy London Movie Premiere (48).jpg
Tom Riley at the premiere of I Want Candy in 2007
Born (1981-04-05) 5 April 1981 (age 36)
Maidstone, Kent, England
Education Maidstone Grammar School
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 2006–present

Tom Riley (born 5 April 1981)[1] is an English actor and producer.

Early life[edit]

Riley was born in Maidstone, Kent,[1] he became involved in drama in his hometown at the age of four, and spent his school years writing and directing plays. He attended Maidstone Grammar School, he studied English literature and drama at the University of Birmingham, graduating in 2002 with first class honours.[1] He then set up a small theatre company before starting a three-year acting course at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), completing his studies in 2005.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Riley became engaged in May 2016 in New York to American actress Lizzy Caplan.[2] Caplan and Riley met in January 2015 while the actress was filming in London and made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Prague Opera Ball in February 2016.[3]



Year Title Role
2006 A Few Days in September David
2007 I Want Candy Joe
2007 Return to House on Haunted Hill Paul
2009 Happy Ever Afters Freddie Butler
2009 St. Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Romeo
2015 Kill Your Friends Parker-Hall
2016 Starfish Tom Ray


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Casualty 1906 Dr. James Walton 1 episode
2007 Agatha Christie's Marple Bobby Argyle Episode: "Ordeal by Innocence"
2007 Freezing Dave Beethoven
2008 Casualty 1907 Dr. James Walton 1 episode
2008 Lewis Philip Horton Episode: "And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea"
2008 Freezing Dave Beethoven 2 episodes
2008 Agatha Christie's Poirot Raymond Boynton Episode: "Appointment with Death"
2008 Lost in Austen George Wickham
2009 No Heroics Nigel / Brainstorm Pilot
2010 Bedlam Rob
2010 Bouquet of Barbed Wire Gavin Sorensen
2011–2012 Monroe Dr. Laurence Shepherd 12 episodes
2013–2015 Da Vinci's Demons Leonardo Da Vinci 28 episodes
2014 Doctor Who Robin Hood Episode: "Robot of Sherwood"
2015 Inside No. 9 Adam Episode: "The 12 Days of Christine"
2016 The Collection Claude Sabine Amazon Prime UK
2016 Dark Heart AKA Wagstaffe DI Will Wagstaff ITV Encore


Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Vertical Hour Royal Court Theatre[4]
2010 Hurts Given and Received Riverside Studios
2011 Arcadia Ethel Barrymore Theatre[5]
2011 My City Almeida Theatre[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Biography". Tom Riley. 
  2. ^ Schnurr, Samantha (July 22, 2016). "Lizzy Caplan and Tom Riley Are Engaged". Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
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  4. ^ Billington, Michael (23 January 2008). "Theatre review: The Vertical Hour". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Brantley, Ben (17 March 2011). "The 180-Year Itch, Metaphysically Speaking". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Billington, Michael (16 September 2011). "My City – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 

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