Tom was born and brought up in Kent. Before coming to LAMDA, he studied English at Birmingham University, graduating with First Class Honours in 2002. He began his studies at LAMDA in the same year and completed the Three-Year BA (Hons) Professional Acting Course in July 2005.
Tom went straight from LAMDA to a role at the Royal Court Theatre in The Woman Before where he returned the next year for a run of The Vertical Hour with Indira Varma and Anton Lesser. Most recent credits include Raymond in ITV1’s Poirot: An Appointment with Death and Freddie in Happy Ever Afters for Newgrave Pictures. He has also filmed for two feature films, Quelques Jours En Septembre and I Want Candy as well as Casualty 1906 for the BBC. Tom had a great success and critical acclaim in late 2008 playing Mr Wickham in the ITV series Lost in Austen, first broadcast in September and October 2008.
Tom plays the male lead in the new film Happy Ever Afters opposite Sally Hawkins, which will be released in the UK in 2010. It was released in Ireland in December 2009 and has already been listed in The Independent as a highlight for the 2009 festive season. Tom also appears in the recently released film, St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold. He will be appearing in an episode of Poirot - An Appointment With Death (with fellow LAMDA alumnus David Suchet) on Christmas Day 2009.
LAMDA alumnus and former Genesis Foundation
Scholar Tom Riley with Indira Varma in The Vertical
Hour at the Royal Court Theatre.
Photo: Keith Pattison, 2008
Tom is represented by Conway Van Gelder Grant.
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