Tom Bateman (actor)

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Bateman in 2015
Thomas Jonathan Bateman

(1989-03-15) 15 March 1989 (age 34)
Oxford, England
Years active2011–present
Spouse Daisy Ridley

Thomas Jonathan Bateman (born 15 March 1989) [1] is a British actor, best known for his roles as Giuliano de' Medici in the Starz historical fantasy drama series Da Vinci's Demons (2013–2015), Matt Pierce in the Peacock comedy thriller Based on a True Story (2023), and as Bouc in the film Murder on the Orient Express (2017) [2] and its sequel Death on the Nile (2022).


Early life

Bateman was born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, to a music teacher father and primary-school teacher mother. [3] He has 12 siblings, including a twin brother named Merlin. [4] [5]

Bateman studied drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), [6] where he appeared in a production of Much Ado About Nothing with Catherine Tate and David Tennant. He later joined Kenneth Branagh's company at the Garrick Theatre, where he acted alongside Judi Dench in The Winter's Tale . [4]

Personal life

Since 2017, Bateman has been in a relationship with actress Daisy Ridley, whom he met on the set of Murder on the Orient Express . [7] In January 2023, during her promotion of Sometimes I Think About Dying at the Sundance Film Festival, Ridley confirmed that she and Bateman had married. [8]



2011Much Ado About NothingClaudio
2015 Creditors Michael Redmane
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's TaleFlorizel
2016ExposureCharlieShort film
Snatched James
Murder on the Orient Express Bouc
Hi-Lo JoeTony
2019 Cold Pursuit Trevor "Viking" Calcote
2022 Death on the Nile Bouc
Thirteen Lives Chris Jewell


2013 The Tunnel Danny Hillier7 episodes (season 1)
2013 Da Vinci's Demons Giuliano de' Medici 28 episodes (seasons 1–3)
2015 Jekyll and Hyde Dr. Robert Jekyll / Hyde10 episodes
2016 Cold Feet Justin Parker2 episodes (season 6)
2018 Vanity Fair Rawdon Crawley6 episodes (miniseries)
2018 Into the Dark WilkesEpisode: "The Body"
2019 Beecham House John Beecham6 episodes (miniseries)
2021 Behind Her Eyes David Ferguson6 episodes (miniseries)
2023 Funny Woman Clive6 episodes
Based on a True Story Matt Pierce8 episodes (Season 1)

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