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Tom Sturridge
Born Thomas Sidney Jerome Sturridge
December 1985 (age 24)
London, England,
United Kingdom
Years active 1996 – present

Thomas Sidney Jerome "Tom" Sturridge (born December 1985)[1] is an English actor best known for his work in Being Julia, Like Minds and The Boat That Rocked.

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Personal life

Sturridge was born in London, England, the son of director Charles Sturridge and actress Phoebe Nicholls, and a grandson of actor Anthony Nicholls and actress Faith Kent.[2]

He was educated at Winchester College but quit before sitting his A levels. He is the eldest child, his younger siblings are Arthur and Matilda. Matilda Sturridge is presently an actress, and younger brother Arthur was an original cast member of School of Comedy, which has aired on E-4 after finding success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Both Arthur and Matilda attended The Harrodian School, from which Sturridge met close friend Robert Pattinson.

Career

Sturridge began as a child actor and he was in the 1996 television adaptation of Gulliver's Travels, directed by his father and co-starring his mother. He reemerged in 2004 with Vanity Fair and Being Julia.

In 2006, he played the role of Nigel in a psychological thriller, Like Minds (aka Murderous Intent). It tells the story of two boys, Alex (played by Eddie Redmayne) and Nigel, placed together as roommates, much to Alex's objections. Alex is horrified and yet fascinated with the ritual-influenced deaths that begin to occur around them, and when Nigel himself is murdered, Alex is blamed.

He was originally cast as the lead in the sci-fi trilogy Jumper. However, two months into production New Regency and 20th Century Fox, fearing the gamble of spending over $100 million on a movie starring an unknown actor,[3] replaced him with the "more prominent" Hayden Christensen.[4]

In 2009, he appeared as Carl, one of the lead roles in the Richard Curtis comedy, The Boat That Rocked, alongside Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans and Philip Seymour Hoffman. In September, 2009, he made his stage debut in Punk Rock, a new play by Simon Stephens at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre,[5] portraying a character loosely modeled after the teenage killers at Columbine High School. For that performance, he was nominated for Most Outstanding Newcomer in the 2009 Evening Standard Awards, and won the 2009 Critics' Circle Theatre Award in that same category.

He appears alongside Rachel Bilson (who co-starred in Jumper) in the forthcoming indie-romance, Waiting for Forever. He was recently cast in Maestro, written and directed by Catherine Jarvis.

Filmography

Year Format Title Role Notes
Theatre The Trial God (voice) Young Vic
1996 TV Gulliver's Travels Tom Gulliver
1997 Film FairyTale: A True Story Hab
2004 Vanity Fair Young Georgy
Being Julia Roger Gosselyn
TV A Waste of Shame William Herbert
2006 Film Like Minds Nigel Colby
2009 The Boat That Rocked Carl
Waiting for Forever Will Donner post-production
Theatre Punk Rock William Lyric Hammersmith

References

  1. ^ "Tomsturridge.net". http://tomsturridge.net/interview/. 
  2. ^ "British Film Institute". Film and TV Database NICHOLLS, Phoebe. http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/58880. Retrieved April 26, 2007. 
  3. ^ "JoBlo.com". Hayden in on Jumper. http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=12443. Retrieved April 26, 2007. 
  4. ^ "SCI FI Wire". Christensen Teleports To Jumper. http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?id=37463. Retrieved April 26, 2007. 
  5. ^ http://www.royalexchangecasting.co.uk/castlists/PunkRock.html

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