Tom Bateman

Tom Bateman

Actor
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Life Story

Tom was born in 1989, to two teachers, one of fourteen children and has a twin brother. Brought up in Jericho in Oxford he attended Cherwell School before joining the National Youth Theatre and enrolling at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he was awarded the Leverhulme Scholarship.

Current and upcoming projects include his role as 'Rawdon Crawley' in ITV and Amazon's adaptation of the literary classic 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, "Vanity Fair," opposite Olivia Cooke, Johnny Flynn and Claudia Jessie. He was also recently seen as 'Wilkes' in the premiere episode of Hulu's anthology horror series from Blumhouse TV, "Into the Dark." His episode, 'The Body' also starred Dermot Mulroney and Rebecca Rittenhouse and aired on October 5, 2018. Additionally, Bateman recently received the Breakthrough Actor award at GQ's 2018 Men of the Year Awards.

Next, Bateman will star in the Hans Petter Moland revenge thriller "Cold Pursuit," opposite Liam Neeson, Laura Dern and Emmy Rossum, which is based on the 2014 Norwegian film "In Order of Disappearance." Premiering in February 2019, the film centres around a snowplow driver who seeks revenge against the drug dealers he thinks killed his son.

Additionally, Bateman recently began production on ITV's upcoming period drama "Beecham House," where he'll play the title role, 'John Beecham.' Written and directed by Gurinder Chadha, the series is set in late 18th century India and looks at the lives of residents living in a Delhi mansion and explores intrigue, murder and greed but also love and loyalty between a British family and their Indian relationships.

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Trivia

Graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he was awarded the prestigious Leverhulme Scholarship for 2009-2011.
Tom Bateman is the winner of the Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actor Of The Year in Men of the Year Awards 2018 from British GQ magazine.

Personal Quotes 

I'm a bit of an old-fashioned person who keeps things private.
Other people have interpreted Rawdon Crawley as a stupid, simple person who gets taken for a ride, but I sympathize with him a lot more. I think he's actually blinded by love and so desperate to make something work that isn't working. I suppose it's why you do the job-there's nothing interesting in emulating or copying something that someone's done before.
Daniel Day-Lewis said if an audience knows what I had for breakfast, who I'm married to, where I go on holiday, what shoes I wear and what car I drive, how can they possibly believe the characters I play?
I love Elizabethan London - the whole grit and immediacy of it. There was a time when you couldn't build higher than St. Paul's Cathedral, and I think London must have looked so beautiful then. I suppose it's easy to look back and admire a time in history - we only learn about the beautiful bits. I'm quite happy where and when I am now, but what makes me sad is our lack of connection to what is around us now. People see the world through their phones, now, not their eyes. I miss a time without those.
I'm not sure a person can call themselves romantic. It's a trait others have to see, I think. I love people, in all walks of life. Sitting opposite a person, talking and listening to them could be seen as romantic - or just how we should all be living.

Filmography

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