SAM RILEY (Mr. Darcy) Last year Sam Riley filmed Suite
Francaise directed by Saul Dibb starring alongside Michelle Williams and Kristin
Scott Thomas. In 2013 he also appeared as the lead role in Andreas Prochaska's
The Dark Valley produced by Stefan Arndt of X-Filme and Allegro Film.
In the summer 2012 he filmed Disney's Maleficent, in which he stars alongside
Angelina Jolie in the title role. Sam takes the role of Diaval.
Sam's recent films also include Byzantium, in which he stars alongside Saoirse
Ronan and Gemma Arterton.
In 2012 Sam starred as Sal Paradise in On The Road, directed by Walter Salles
and adapted from the seminal novel by Jack Kerouac. The film premiere in
competition at the Cannes film festival, the cast includes Viggo Mortensen,
Kristin Stewart and Kirstin Dunst.
February 2011 saw the release of the gangster thriller Brighton Rock, based on
the novel by Graham Green. Sam takes the lead role of Pinkie. This feature is
directed and adapted for the screen by Rowan Joffe. The film also stars Helen
Mirren and John Hurt.
Sam made his debut as a leading actor in Control, a film by Anton Corbijn. His
extraordinary performance earned him many awards, including Best Actor at the
Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Newcomer Award at the British
Independent Film Awards, the British Breakthrough Award at the London Film
Critics' Circle Awards 2008 and a BAFTA Orange Rising Star 2008 nomination. The
film won the Directors' Fortnight Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.
His other credits include leading roles in 13 Tzameti directed by Gela Balbuni
and co-starring Mickey Rourke, and Franklyn directed by Gerald McMorrow and
co-starring Eva Green and Ryan Phillippe. Sam has also appeared in German
language films, including a cameo role in Rubble Die Katz.