Sam Riley

A critically acclaimed presence in British film after his award-winning turn as Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in "Control" (2007), Sam Riley parlayed his brooding persona in that film into a series of equally dark ... Read more »
Born: 01/08/1980 in West Yorkshire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (11)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 2016 (Movie)

Mr Darcy (Actor)

Suite Francaise 2015 (Movie)

Benoit (Actor)

Maleficent 2014 (Movie)

Diaval (Actor)

The Dark Valley 2014 (Movie)

Greider (Actor)

Byzantium 2013 (Movie)

Darvell (Actor)

On the Road 2012 (Movie)

Sal Paradise/Jack Kerouac (Actor)

13 2011 (Movie)

Vince Ferro (Actor)

Brighton Rock 2011 (Movie)

Pinkie (Actor)

Franklyn 2009 (Movie)

Milo (Actor)

Control 2007 (Movie)

Ian Curtis (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

A critically acclaimed presence in British film after his award-winning turn as Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in "Control" (2007), Sam Riley parlayed his brooding persona in that film into a series of equally dark character turns that led up to his Hollywood debut as Jack Kerouac in "On the Road" (2012). A former rock musician himself with the short-lived band 10,000 Things, Riley burst onto the scene with his performance in "Control," which was soon followed by similar roles in the 2011 remake of "Brighton Rock" (2011), among other films. Riley's profile rose to international proportions when he was cast in the Francis Ford Coppola-produced adaptation of "Road" for director Walter Salles. The film, which attracted considerable attention for a post "Twilight Saga" (2008-2012) appearance by Kristen Stewart, led to Riley being cast in such high-profile projects as Walt Disney Pictures' "Maleficient" (2014) opposite Angelina Jolie. Riley's magnetic appeal with young viewers, as well as the quality of his performances, minted him as a star in the making on both sides of the Atlantic.

Milestones

2012

Cast as narrator and protagonist Sal Paradise in feature adaptation of "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac

2010

Co-starred with Helen Mirren in the crime drama "Brighton Rock"

2007

Portrayed Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis in the biographical drama "Control"

2002

Made onscreen acting debut in the British TV-movie "Tough Love" and its sequel "Lenny Blue"

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