Adam Rayner

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Adam Rayner
Born Adam Chance Angus Rayner
(1977-08-28) 28 August 1977 (age 41)
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Lucy Brown (m. 2015)
Children 2

Adam Chance Angus Rayner (born 28 August 1977) is an English actor, who has appeared on television in Mistresses, At Home with the Braithwaites and Making Waves. He has also appeared on stage in The Rivals (Bristol Old Vic, 2004), Romeo and Juliet (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 2006) and Much Ado About Nothing (Novello, 2006).

He made an appearance as 'Dr. Gail' in the 2010 Christmas Special 'The Perfect Christmas' episode of the award winning BBC sitcom Miranda alongside Sally Phillips, Miranda Hart, Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland and Patricia Hodge, and his character returned in the fourth episode of the third series, titled "Je Regret Nothing".[1]

In November 2012, it was announced that Rayner was cast as Simon Templar in a pilot for a new television series based on the character.[2] Principal photography began on Monday, 17 December 2012 in Pacific Palisades, California.[3] Executive producer Roger Moore was unable to sell the pilot, and Rayner was cast as the lead in the FX television series, Tyrant, which ran from June 2014 to September 2016.

Rayner's mother is American and father is English and also holds a dual citizenship for the United Kingdom and the United States. He married actress Lucy Brown,[4] on New Year's Eve 2015. They have a son together, Jack, born 28 December 2014, and a daughter, Annie Rose, born 11 July 2017.[5] [6]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Goodbye Plane Leonard aged 20 Short film
2004 The Rivals Captain Jack Absolute
2005 RedMeansGo Sam
2006 Love and Other Disasters Tom / Fantasy David
2007 Straightheads Jago
2007 Steel Trap Adam
2011 The Task Taylor
2015 Tracers Miller


Year Title Role Notes
2003 At Home with the Braithwaites Nick Bottomley 6 episodes
2004 Making Waves Lt. Sam Quartermaine Episode: "Episode 2"
2005 Vincent James O'Connor Episode: "The Prodigal Son"
2005, 2007 Sensitive Skin Greg 3 episodes
2006 The Line of Beauty Ricky Miniseries; episode: "To Whom Do You Beautifully Belong"
2008–2010 Mistresses Dominic Montgomery Main role; 16 episodes
2008 Doctor Who Roger Curbishley Episode: "The Unicorn and the Wasp"
2010 Abroad Edward Walpole Television film
2010–2011 Hawthorne Dr. Steve Shaw Main role (seasons 2–3); 20 episodes
2010, 2013 Miranda Dr. Gail 2 episodes
2011 Waking the Dead Piers Kennedy 2 episodes
2011 Dragon Age: Redemption Cairn Web series; 6 episodes
2012 Undercovers Tomas Hauptman Episode: "Dark Cover"
2012 Hunted Aidan Marsh Main role; 8 episodes
2013 The Whale Captain Pollard Television film
2014–2016 Tyrant Bassam "Barry" Al-Fayeed Main role; 32 episodes
2016 Notorious DA Max Gilford 6 episodes
2017 The Saint Simon Templar Television film
2019 The Fix Andre Main role


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