Tom Riley (actor)

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Tom Riley
Born (1981-04-05) 5 April 1981 (age 42)
Maidstone, Kent, England
Alma mater University of Birmingham
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Occupation(s)Actor, producer, director
Years active2002–present
(m. 2017)
Children1 [1]

Tom Riley (born 5 April 1981) [2] is an English actor, producer, and director.


Early life

Riley was born in Maidstone, Kent, England. [2] 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. He graduated from the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, England in 2002 and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in 2005. [2] After his undergraduate studies, he formed the theater company Article 19, and while attending the LAMDA began working with the Royal Court Theatre company, appearing in the play The Woman. [2]


Riley made his Broadway debut in 2011, in a revival of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia .

Personal life

In May 2016, Riley became engaged to American actress Lizzy Caplan. [3] They had met in January 2015 while Caplan was filming in London, and made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Prague Opera Ball in February 2016. [4] They were married in September 2017, [5] and their son was born in 2021. [6]



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 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Romeo
2015 Kill Your Friends Parker-Hall
2016 Pushing Dead Mike
2016 Starfish Tom Ray
2017 Modern Life Is Rubbish Adrian
2018 Ghost Light Thomas Ingram / the Scottish King
2023 The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Lieutenant Willis Keith


2006 Casualty 1906 Dr. James Walton1 episode
2007 Agatha Christie's Marple Bobby ArgyleEpisode: "Ordeal by Innocence"
2007 Freezing Dave Beethoven
2008 Casualty 1907 Dr. James Walton1 episode
2008 Lewis Philip HortonEpisode: "And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea"
2008 Freezing Dave Beethoven2 episodes
2008 Agatha Christie's Poirot Raymond BoyntonEpisode: "Appointment with Death"
2008 Lost in Austen George Wickham
2009 No Heroics Nigel / BrainstormPilot
2010 Bouquet of Barbed Wire Gavin Sorensen
2011 Bedlam Rob
2011–2012 Monroe Dr. Laurence Shepherd12 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 AdamEpisode: "The 12 Days of Christine"
2016 The Collection Claude SabineAmazon Prime UK
2016 Dark Heart DI Will Wagstaffe6 episodes
2017 Angie Tribeca Doctor Frederick Wurst
2017 Ill Behaviour Charlie6 episodes
2021–2023 The Nevers Augustus "Augie" BidlowMain cast
2022 The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window NeilLimited series; Main cast [7]
2023 Murder is Easy Lord WhitfieldTwo-part drama [8]


2006The Woman Before Royal Court Theatre
2008 The Vertical Hour Philip Lucas Royal Court Theatre [9]
2010Hurts Given and Received Riverside Studios
2011 Arcadia Septimus Hodge Ethel Barrymore Theatre [10]
2011My City Almeida Theatre [11]
2018Dry Powder Hampstead Theatre

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