Tom Bateman (actor)

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Tom Bateman
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Bateman with Susanne Sheehy in 2008
Thomas Jonathan Bateman

(1989-03-15) 15 March 1989 (age 30)
Years active2011–present

Thomas Jonathan Bateman (born 15 March 1989)[1] is an English actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles on the television series Da Vinci's Demons (2013–2015), and in the film Murder on the Orient Express (2017).[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Bateman was born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, in a working-class family.[4] He has thirteen siblings, including a twin brother, named Merlin.

He studied drama at LAMDA.[5]


Bateman starred in Sky TV's 2013 television series The Tunnel. He appeared as Giuliano de' Medici in the 2013 - 2015 TV series Da Vinci's Demons.

He portrayed William Shakespeare in the original London production of Shakespeare in Love in 2014.[citation needed]

In 2015 he starred as the title character in the 10-episode British television series Jekyll and Hyde.

In 2017, he made his Hollywood debut, appearing in the comedy film Snatched and as Bouc in the mystery film Murder on the Orient Express.

In 2018 he starred in the ITV dramatisation of Vanity Fair.

He also starred as the main villain in the 2019 film Cold Pursuit.[6]

In August 2018, he was announced as the lead character in ITV's Beecham House, which aired in 2019.[7]

In August 2019, it was announced Bateman had been cast in the role of David on the Netflix psychological thriller miniseries, Behind Her Eyes.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Much Ado About Nothing Claudio
2015 Creditors Michael Redmane
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale Florizel
2016 Exposure Charlie Short film
2017 B&B Marc
Snatched James
Murder on the Orient Express Bouc
Hi-Lo Joe Tony
2019 Cold Pursuit Trevor "Viking" Calcote
2020 Death on the Nile Bouc Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Tunnel Danny Hillier 7 episodes (season 1)
Da Vinci's Demons Giuliano de' Medici 10 episodes (season 1&2)
2015 Jekyll and Hyde Dr. Robert Jekyll / Hyde
2016 Cold Feet Justin Parker 2 episodes (season 6)
2018 Vanity Fair Rawdon Crawley 6 episodes (miniseries)
Into the Dark Wilkes Episode: "The Body"
2020 Behind Her Eyes David Filming


Bateman is in a relationship with actress Daisy Ridley.[9]


  1. ^ "".
  2. ^ "Mr Jekyll Will See You Now". Marie Claire. 20 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Tom Bateman on playing both Jekyll and Hyde: 'Hopefully we can get the Doctor Who audience'". Guardian (UK). 25 Oct 2015.
  4. ^ "Tom Bateman interview: 'Would I like to play Bond? Course I would!'". British GQ.
  5. ^ Claire, Marie (November 20, 2015). "Tom Bateman Interview". Marie Claire.
  6. ^ Ford, Rebecca (March 15, 2017). "Liam Neeson Revenge Thriller 'Hard Powder' Adds Tom Bateman (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  7. ^ Ling, Thomas (20 August 2018). "ITV announces star-studded period drama Beecham House". Radio Times. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  8. ^ Clarke, Stewart (8 August 2019). "Netflix's 'Behind Her Eyes,' From 'The Crown' Producers, Sets Cast". Variety. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  9. ^ Heggeness, Greta (2019-06-20). "Are Daisy Ridley & Tom Bateman Engaged?! Everything We Know About Their Relationship". PureWow. Retrieved 2019-11-10.

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