Thomas John Ellis
17 November 1978
|Alma mater||Royal Conservatoire of Scotland|
Thomas John Ellis (born 17 November 1978) is a Welsh actor. He is known for his roles as Gary Preston in the BBC One sitcom Miranda (2009–2015) and the title character in the Fox urban fantasy series Lucifer (2016–2021), reprising his role as the latter in the Arrowverse franchise's "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover (2019).
Thomas John Ellis was born in Cardiff on 17 November 1978, the son of Marilyn Jean (née Hooper) and Christopher John Ellis.He has three sisters, one of whom is his twin. His father, uncle, and one sister are Baptist ministers. Shortly after his birth, the family left Wales for England and settled in Sheffield. Ellis attended Sheffield's High Storrs School and played the French horn in the city's youth orchestra. He later earned a BA in Dramatic Studies from Glasgow's Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Ellis' breakout role was that of Gary Preston on the BBC One sitcom Miranda (2010–2015); he has also appeared as King Cenred on the BBC fantasy series Merlin (2008); Justyn in Channel 4's No Angels ; and Thomas Milligan in the Doctor Who series three finale "Last of the Time Lords". He has appeared in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders ; the BBC sketch comedy show The Catherine Tate Show ; and the BBC medical drama Holby City . In July and August 2009, he starred in the ITV comedy drama Monday Monday .He was cast as Detective Inspector Bland in Agatha Christie's Poirot .
In February 2015, Ellis was cast as Lucifer Morningstar in the Fox series Lucifer , based on DC Comics' publication and character of the same name, which premiered on 25 January 2016.The show later moved to Netflix. On 23 June 2020, it was announced that Netflix had renewed the show for a sixth and final season. He reprised the role of Lucifer during The CW's The Flash episode of the Arrowverse crossover "Crisis on Infinite Earths".
In 2021, Ellis won the Tell-Tale TV Award for Favorite Actor in a Cable or Streaming Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror Series.
Ellis married English actress Tamzin Outhwaite in 2006, and they had two children together before divorcing in April 2014.He also has a third daughter from a relationship prior to Outhwaite. He married American screenwriter Meaghan Oppenheimer in 2019. He welcomed his fourth daughter with Meaghan Oppenheimer on 8 November 2023.
|2001||High Heels and Low Lifes||Uniformed officer|
|2003||I'll Be There||Ivor|
|2004||Vera Drake||Police constable|
|2005||The Best Man||Groom|
|2019||Isn't It Romantic||Dr. Todd|
|2000||Kiss Me Kate||Ben||Episode: "Kate's Niece"|
|2001||The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby||John Browdie||Television film|
|Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story||Bigger boy 1||Miniseries; 2 episodes|
|2001–2002||Nice Guy Eddie||Frank Bennett||Main role|
|2002||Wild West||Bungee jump instructor||Episode: "Fear of Bungee"|
|Linda Green||Marko||Episode: "Viva Espana"|
|Holby City||David Jones||Episode: "Endgame"|
|2004||Messiah III: The Promise||Dr. Phillip Ryder||2 episodes|
|2005||Twisted Tales||Alex||Episode: "The Irredeemable Brain of Dr Heinrich Hunsecker"|
|Doctors||Ricky Adams||Episode: "Slim Chance"|
|Midsomer Murders||Lee Smeeton||Episode: "Midsomer Rhapsody"|
|Waking the Dead||Harry Taylor||Episode: "Straw Dog"|
|Love Soup||Mike||Episode: "Take Five"|
|ShakespeaRe-Told||Claudio||Episode: "Much Ado About Nothing"|
|2005–2006||No Angels||Justyn||4 episodes|
|2006||EastEnders||Dr. Oliver Cousins||29 episodes|
|2006–2007||Suburban Shootout||PC Haines||Main role|
|2006–2007||The Catherine Tate Show||Detective Sergeant Sam Speed||2 episodes|
|2007||Casualty||Joe Kelsall||Episode: "Combat Indicators: Part 1"|
|Doctor Who||Tom Milligan||Episode: "Last of the Time Lords"|
|2008||Trial & Retribution||Nick Fisher||2 episodes|
|The Passion||Apostle Philip||4 episodes|
|Harley Street||Dr Ross Jarvis||5 episodes|
|2009||Monday Monday||Steven McColl||Main role|
|2009–2015||Miranda||Gary Preston||Main role|
|2010||Dappers[ citation needed ]||Marco||Episode: "Proper Job"|
|Accused||Neil McGray||Episode: "Liam's Story"|
|2011||Sugartown||Max Burr||Main role|
|The Fades||Mark Etches||Main role|
|2012||Silent Witness||Father Jacobs||Episode: "Fear"|
|Playhouse Presents||Bill||Episode: "The Other Woman"|
|Gates||Mark Pearson||5 episodes|
|The Secret of Crickley Hall||Gabe Caleigh||Miniseries; 3 episodes|
|2013||Once Upon a Time||Robin Hood||S2 Episode 19 "Lacey"|
|Agatha Christie's Poirot||Detective Inspector Bland||Episode: "Dead Man's Folly"|
|2014||Under Milk Wood||Mr. Ogmore||Television film|
|Rush||Dr. William Rush||Main role|
|2015||The Strain||Rob Bradley||Episode: "Identity"|
|2016–2021||Lucifer||Lucifer Morningstar / Michael Demiurgos||Main role|
|2018||Family Guy||Oscar Wilde (voice)||Episode: "V Is for Mystery"|
|Queen America||Andy||2 episodes|
|2019||The Flash||Lucifer Morningstar||Episode: "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three"|
|2022||Robot Chicken||Michelin Man (voice)||Episode: "May Cause Indecision...Or Not"|
|2022||The Great North||Rick Chateau (voice) (The character “Dick Chateau”’s brother)||Episode: “Dick, Rick, Groom Adventure”|
|2024||Exploding Kittens||GodCat (voice)||Main role|
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