Tom Riley is an English actor best known for his starring role as Leonardo Da Vinci, a genius hungry for knowledge but frustrated that he has not found his true calling, in the historical fantasy drama television series Da Vinci's Demons.
He has been seen in a variety of television roles, including portraying Dr. Laurence Shepherd opposite James Nesbitt and Sarah Parish in ITV1's medical drama series Monroe, which received critical acclaimed and viewing figures of over six million.
In 2010, Tom played the role of Gavin Sorensen in ITV thriller Bouquet of Barbed Wire, in which he starred alongside an ensemble cast including Imogen Poots and Trevor Eve and was also cast in the role of Mr. Wickham in the ITV four-part series Lost in Austen, alongside Hugh Bonneville and Gemma Arterton, which gained recognition in The Times' Top 50 TV Shows of the Noughties list.
Other television appearances include his roles in Agatha Christie's Poirot: Appointment with Death as Raymond Boynton, as Philip Horton in the Lewis episode And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea and as Dr. James Walton in an episode of the BBC series Casualty 1906, a role that he later reprised in Casualty 1907.
Among his film credits, Tom played the leading roles of Freddie Butler in the Irish film Happy Ever Afters, directed by Stephen Burke and alongside Sally Hawkins and in the role of Joe Clarke opposite Eddie Marsan and Mackenzie Crook in Stephen Surjik's British Comedy, I Want Candy.
Tom has also been seen as Romeo in St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold alongside Colin Firth and Rupert Everett and as the lead role as David in Santiago Amigorena's, A Few Days in September opposite Juliette Binoche.
Tom's significant theatre experiences originate from numerous productions at the Royal Court Theatre, including Paradise Regained, The Vertical Hour, Posh, Censorship, Victory, The Entertainer and The Woman Before.
Tom has also appeared on stage in the Donmar Warehouse theatre's production of A House Not Meant to Stand and in the Riverside Studios' 2010 production of Hurts Given and Received by Howard Barker, for which he received outstanding reviews and a nomination for best performance in the new Off West End Theatre Awards.
In 2011, he starred in Tom Stoppard's celebrated Arcadia, directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, in which he starred alongside Billy Crudup, Margaret Colin and Raul Esparza and opened on Broadway to much critical acclaim.
Tom's role as 19th century tutor Septimus Hodge earned Tom a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor, with the play itself receiving a Tony Award nomination.
Tom was most later seen starring in the role of Richard Kenton alongside a stellar cast, including Tracey Ullman and David Troughton, in Stephen Poliakoff's production of My City at the Almeida Theatre.