Tom Ellis (actor)
Ellis in January 2016
Thomas John Ellis
17 November 1978
|Alma mater||Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama|
Thomas John Ellis (born 17 November 1978) is a Welsh actor. He is known for his roles as Gary Preston in the BBC sitcom Miranda and Lucifer Morningstar in the American series Lucifer. He has also appeared in the long-running BBC One soap opera EastEnders, the BBC sketch show The Catherine Tate Show and the BBC medical drama Holby City, amongst others.
Ellis was born in Cardiff to Marilyn Jean (née Hooper) and Christopher John Ellis, Ellis attended High Storrs School in Sheffield and played French horn in the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra. He went on to study BA Dramatic Studies at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Ellis's notable roles include Gary Preston in the TV show Miranda aired on BBC co-starred with Miranda Hart from 9 November 2010 to 1 January 2015; King Cenred in the BBC fantasy series Merlin; Justyn in Channel 4's No Angels; and Thomas Milligan in “Last of the Time Lords” the series three finale of the BBC One science-fiction television programme Doctor Who. In July and August 2009, Ellis starred in the ITV comedy drama Monday Monday with Fay Ripley. He was also cast as Detective Inspector Bland in Agatha Christie's Poirot. He starred as a Hollywood physician in the USA Network series Rush. In 2011, he appeared as Mark Etches in the British supernatural drama The Fades.
In February 2015, Ellis was cast as Lucifer Morningstar in the Fox series Lucifer, based on DC Comics's publication and character of the same name, which premiered on 25 January 2016. The show was renewed by Netflix for a fourth season which was released on 8 May 2019. Season 5 (Part 1) was released on 21 August 2020. On 23 June 2020, it was announced that Netflix renewed the show for a sixth and final season. He reprised the role of Lucifer during The CW's The Flash episode of the Arrowverse crossover "Crisis on Infinite Earths".
|2001||High Heels and Low Lifes||Uniformed officer|
|2003||I'll Be There||Ivor|
|2004||Vera Drake||Police constable|
|2005||The Best Man||Groom|
|2019||Isn't It Romantic||Dr. Todd|
|2000||Kiss Me Kate||Ben||Episode: "Kate's Niece"|
|2001||The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby||John Browdie||Television film|
|2001–2002||Nice Guy Eddie||Frank Bennett||Main role|
|2001||Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story||Bigger boy 1||Miniseries; 2 episodes|
|2002||Wild West||Bungee jump instructor||Episode: "Fear of Bungee"|
|2002||Linda Green||Marko||Episode: "Viva Espana"|
|2003||Holby City||David Jones||Episode: "Endgame"|
|2003||Spine Chillers||Alex||Episode: "The Irredeemable Brain of Dr Heinrich Hunsecker"|
|2004||Messiah III: The Promise||Dr. Phillip Ryder||2 episodes|
|2005||Doctors||Ricky Adams||Episode: "Slim Chance"|
|2005–2006||No Angels||Justyn||4 episodes|
|2005||Midsomer Murders||Lee Smeeton||Episode: "Midsomer Rhapsody"|
|2005||Waking the Dead||Harry Taylor||Episode: "Straw Dog"|
|2005||Love Soup||Mike||Episode: "Take Five"|
|2005||ShakespeaRe-Told||Claudio||Episode: "Much Ado About Nothing"|
|2006||EastEnders||Dr. Oliver Cousins||29 episodes|
|2006–2007||Suburban Shootout||PC Haines||Main role|
|2006–2007||The Catherine Tate Show||Detective Sergeant Sam Speed||2 episodes|
|2007||Casualty||Joe Kelsall||Episode: "Combat Indicators: Part 1"|
|2007||Doctor Who||Tom Milligan||Episode: "Last of the Time Lords"|
|2008||Trial & Retribution||Nick Fisher||2 episodes|
|2008||The Passion||Apostle Philip||4 episodes|
|2008||Harley Street||Dr Ross Jarvis||5 episodes|
|2009||Monday Monday||Steven McColl||Main role|
|2009–2015||Miranda||Gary Preston||Main role|
|2010||Dappers||Marco||Episode: "Proper Job"|
|2010||Accused||Neil McGray||Episode: "Liam's Story"|
|2011||Sugartown||Max Burr||Main role|
|2011||The Fades||Mark Etches||Main role|
|2012||Silent Witness||Father Jacobs||Episode: "Fear"|
|2012||Playhouse Presents||Bill||Episode: "The Other Woman"|
|2012||Gates||Mark Pearson||5 episodes|
|2012||The Secret of Crickley Hall||Gabe Caleigh||Miniseries; 3 episodes|
|2013||Once Upon a Time||Robin Hood||Episode: "Lacey"|
|2013||Agatha Christie's Poirot||Detective Inspector Bland||Episode: "Dead Man's Folly"|
|2014||Under Milk Wood||Mr. Ogmore||Television film|
|2014||Rush||Dr. William Rush||Main role|
|2015||The Strain||Rob Bradley||Episode: "Identity"|
|2016–present||Lucifer||Lucifer Morningstar / Michael Demiurgos||Main role|
|2018||Family Guy||Oscar Wilde (voice)||Episode: "V Is for Mystery"|
|2018||Queen America||Andy||2 episodes|
|2019||The Flash||Lucifer Morningstar||Episode: "Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Three"|
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