Tom Ellis (actor)
Tom Ellis at 2015 San Diego Comic-Con
Thomas John Ellis
17 November 1978
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S. |
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Alma mater||Royal Conservatoire of Scotland|
(m. 2006; div. 2014)
Thomas John Ellis (born 17 November 1978), better known as Tom Ellis, is a British actor from Cardiff, Wales. He is best known for playing Gary Preston in the sitcom Miranda (2009–2015) and Lucifer Morningstar in the American television series Lucifer (2016–).
Ellis was born in Cardiff, the son of Marilyn Jean (Hooper) and Christopher John Ellis. His father, sister and uncle are all Baptist ministers, with his uncle, Robert Ellis, being principal of Regent's Park College, Oxford, which his father also attended. Ellis attended High Storrs School in Sheffield during his education and was a French horn player in the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra. Tom went on to study BA Dramatic Studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, which was previously named Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD).
Other notable roles include Gary Preston in a hit TV show Miranda aired on BBC co-side with Miranda Hart from November 9, 2009 to January 1, 2015 , Justyn in Channel 4's No Angels and Thomas Milligan in the series three finale of the BBC One science-fiction television programme Doctor Who. In July and August 2009, Ellis starred in ITV comedy drama Monday Monday with Fay Ripley. He was also cast as Detective Inspector Bland in Agatha Christie's Poirot. Ellis was the star of the USA network series Rush, playing a Hollywood physician. In February 2015, it was announced that Ellis was cast as Lucifer Morningstar in the Fox Television drama Lucifer, based on the comic with the same name, which premiered on 25 January 2016. He was also cast in The Fades, originally aired in 2011.
In 2005, Estelle Morgan, Ellis' ex-girlfriend, gave birth to Ellis' first daughter, Nora. Ellis was married to actress Tamzin Outhwaite from 2006 to 2014. On 25 June 2008, she gave birth to their first daughter, Florence Elsie. On 20 December 2008, the pair appeared on the ITV gameshow All Star Mr & Mrs Christmas Special. Their second daughter, Marnie Mae, was born on 2 August 2012. On 29 August 2013, a spokesperson for the couple stated that they had separated, and the following month Outhwaite filed for divorce.
As of 2018, Ellis is engaged to television producer Meaghan Oppenheimer.
|2001||The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby||John Browdie|
|High Heels and Low Lifes||Police Officer|
|2001–02||Nice Guy Eddie||Frank Bennett|
|I'll Be There||Ivor|
|2004||Messiah III: The Promise||Dr. Phillip Ryder|
|Vera Drake||Police Officer|
|2005||Much Ado About Nothing||Claudio|
|Midsomer Murders||Lee Smeeton||Episode: "Midsomer Rhapsody"|
|Waking the Dead||Harry Taylor||Episode: "Straw Dog"|
|2006||EastEnders||Dr. Oliver Cousins|
|The Catherine Tate Show||Detective Sergeant Sam Speed|
|2007||Suburban Shootout||P.C. Haines|
|Doctor Who||Tom Milligan||Episode: "Last of the Time Lords"|
|The Catherine Tate Christmas Show||Detective Sergeant Sam Speed|
|2008||Trial & Retribution||Nick Fisher|
|Harley Street||Dr Ross Jarvis||Episode: "Episode 4"|
|The Passion||Apostle Philip/Philip|
|2011||The Fades||Mark Etches|
|The Secret of Crickley Hall||Gabe Caleigh|
|2013||Walking Stories||Jarrod||Short film|
|Agatha Christie's Poirot||Detective Inspector Bland||Episode: "Dead Man's Folly"|
|Once Upon a Time||Robin Hood||Episode: "Lacey"|
|2014||Rush||Dr. William Rush||Lead role; 10 episodes|
|2015||The Strain||Rob Bradley||Episode: "Identity"|
|2016-18||Lucifer||Lucifer Morningstar||Lead role|
|2018||Family Guy||Oscar Wilde (voice)||Episode: "V Is For Mystery"|
|2018||Queen America||Andy||Episode: "Social Awareness"|
|2019||Isn't It Romantic||Doctor|
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
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- Kelby McNally. "'We're all moving forward' Tom Ellis speaks out about Tamzin Outhwaite split", Express, 19 September 2013.
- Webb Mitovich, Matt (July 26, 2018). "Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Five-0, Legends, Lucifer, Supernatural, NCIS, S.W.A.T., Nashville Finale and More". TVLine. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
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