Tom Riley - Nick
Tom is the international star (and Co-Producer) of Da Vinci’s Demons, the BBC/Starz television series about the early life of Leondardo Da Vinci created by showrunner David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Man of Steel). After three triumphant series, the hugely popular show, for which Tom received a Best Actor BAFTA Cymru award, ended on a high in December 2015.
Tom has since gone on to star in Amazon’s first original UK drama The Collection - an eight-part series set just after WWII in the world of French haute couture; he moved audiences with his brutally honest portrayal of a man suddenly hit with the horrifying and disfiguring disease sepsis in independent feature film Starfish; and, most recently, starred alongside Lizzy Caplan and Chris Geere in the critically acclaimed BBC comedy thriller series Ill Behaviour written by Fresh Meat and Peep Show creator Sam Bain.
Tom’s previous extensive television work includes hit series such as Lost in Austen, the Bafta winning comedy Twenty Twelve and the medical drama Monroe; a starring role in the critically acclaimed BBC anthology series Inside No9, and a guest star role as ‘Robin Hood’ in a popular episode of the cult series Doctor Who written by Mark Gattis with Peter Capaldi as The Doctor.
His feature film credits include the 2018 Universal Pictures sci-fi thriller Extinction starring Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex, True Blood) and Michael Peña (CHIPS, The Martian); the cult comedy-thriller Kill Your Friends, US festival favourite Pushing Dead and comedy titles such as I want Candy, Happy Ever Afters (starring opposite Oscar Nominated Sally Hawkins) and St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold.
To his prestigious work on screen, Tom adds a wealth of critically acclaimed theatre performances. After graduating from LAMDA, Tom garnered impressive reviews for his professional theatre debut in The Woman Before and went on to star in numerous productions at the Royal Court Theatre, other successful productions such as Hurts Given And Received (2010) for which he received a Best Male Performance nomination at the Off Westend Awards; and the Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia in which he played ‘Septimus Hodge’ – a performance earning him much critical acclaim and a nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor In A Play at the 2011 Drama Desk Awards. Earlier this year (2018), Tom starred alongside Hayley Atwell in Hampstead Theatre’s razor-sharp comedy Dry Powder.
Reprising his lead role of DI Will Wagstaffe in the first full series of ITV’s highly anticipated new crime drama Dark Heart, Tom continues to excite audiences with uncompromising and compelling dramatic work.
Bringing a wit and intelligence to every role, Tom is a rising star to watch, headed for further success both sides of the Atlantic.