Tom Ellis (actor)

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Tom Ellis
Born Thomas Ellis
(1978-11-17) 17 November 1978 (age 36)
Bangor, Wales
Spouse(s) Tamzin Outhwaite (2006–2014)

Tom Ellis (born 17 November 1978) is a Welsh actor best known for playing Dr. Oliver Cousins in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and Detective Sergeant Sam Speed in a Life on Mars parody on the The Catherine Tate Show. He was also Sam in the BBC comedy Pulling, and plays Gary in Miranda Hart's BBC2/BBC1 comedy Miranda.

Other notable roles include Justyn in Channel 4's No Angels and Thomas Milligan in the series three finale of British science-fiction television programme Doctor Who. In 2013, he was cast as Victor Frankenstein ("a brilliant doctor who's trying to find a way to bring his late daughter, Anna, back to life") in the ABC pilot series Gothica, a modern-day supernatural drama.[1][2][3]

He also starred in ITV comedy drama Monday Monday during July and August 2009 alongside Fay Ripley.

He was the star of the short-lived USA network series Rush, playing a Hollywood physician.

Personal life[edit]

Ellis was born in Bangor, Gwynedd, north Wales. Ellis's father, sister and uncle are all church ministers, with his uncle Robert Ellis being Principal of Regent's Park College, Oxford, which Tom's father Chris[disambiguation needed] also attended.[4] Ellis attended High Storrs School in Sheffield during his education and was a French Horn player in the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra.

Ellis was married to actress Tamzin Outhwaite from 2006 to 2014. On 25 June 2008, she gave birth to Tom's second daughter, Florence Elsie Ellis. He has another daughter, Nora Ellis, from a previous relationship. Ellis and Outhwaite were the winners of ITV charity gameshow All Star Mr & Mrs Christmas Special on 20 December 2008. On 19 March 2012, Ellis announced via his Twitter account that Outhwaite was pregnant with their second child together; their daughter Marnie Mae Ellis was born 2 August 2012.

It was announced on 29 August 2013 that Ellis and Outhwaite were separating. Their spokesperson stated that the couple had separated and the following month, Outhwaite filed for divorce, citing Ellis' infidelity as the grounds for dissolution of the marriage.[5][6][7]

He is formerly a Sheffield Wednesday fan, but now supports Arsenal.[8]

Filmography and television[edit]

Year Title Role
2001 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby John Browdie
2001–2002 Nice Guy Eddie (TV series) Frank Bennett
2001 High Heels and Low Lifes Police Officer
Buffalo Soldiers Squash
2003 Pollyanna Timothy
I'll Be There Ivor
2004 Messiah III: The Promise Dr. Phillip Ryder
Vera Drake Police Officer
2005 Much Ado About Nothing Claude
Midsomer Murders – Midsomer Rhapsody Lee Smeeton
Waking the Dead Harry Taylor
2005–2006 No Angels Justyn
2006 EastEnders Dr. Oliver Cousins
The Catherine Tate Show Detective Sergeant Sam Speed
2007 Suburban Shootout P.C. Haines
Doctor Who Tom Milligan
The Catherine Tate Christmas Show Detective Sergeant Sam Speed
2008 Trial & Retribution Nick Fisher
Miss Conception Zak
The Passion Apostle Philip/Philip
2009 Monday Monday Steven
2009–2014 Miranda Gary Preston
2010 Dappers (TV series) Marco
Merlin King Cenred
Accused Neil
2011 The Fades Mark Etches
Sugartown Max Burr
2012 Gates Mark Pearson
The Secret of Crickley Hall Gabe Caleigh
I Love My Country Himself
2014 Rush Dr. William Rush

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