Tom Riley

Last updated 09 January 2020

Tom Riley
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Tom Riley

Born: Sunday 5th April 1981 (age: 42)


Tom Riley was born in Maidstone in Kent. During his childhood he wrote and directed plays, leading to him studying English Literature and Drama at the University of Birmingham. Graduating with 1st Class Honours in 2002, he then set up a small theatre company, but then decided to take up a drama course at LAMDA, from which he graduated in 2005.

On television he is best known for his portrayal of Leonardo Da Vinci in the series Da Vinci's Demons; other roles include Lawrence Shepherd in Monroe and Mr Wickham in Lost in Austen, plus appearances in Casualty, Marple, Poirot, Lewis, and Twenty Twelve. He also appeared as Romeo in the David Tennant film St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold.