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      Sam Riley

      Sam Riley

      Highest Rated: 100% Widow Clicquot (2023)

      Lowest Rated: 7% 13 (2010)

      Birthday: Jan 8, 1980

      Birthplace: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK

      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.

      Highest rated movies

      Widow Clicquot
      Control - Love Will Tear Us Apart
      Happy New Year, Colin Burstead
      Sometimes Always Never
      Suite Française
      Free Fire
      Byzantium
      Radioactive

      Photos

      Sam Riley at the London Film Festival Premiere of Happy New Year, Vue Cinema Leicester Square, London. 11.10.188 Photoshot/Everett Collection, Sam Riley at arrivals for FREE FIRE Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2016, Ryerson Theatre, Toronto, ON September 8, 2016. Photo By: James Atoa/Everett Collection Sam Riley at arrivals for MALEFICENT Premiere, El Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA May 28, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection CONTROL, Sam Riley as Ian Curtis, Alexandra Maria Lara, 2007. ©Weinstein Company FRANKLYN, Sam Riley, 2009. ©Contender CONTROL, Sam Riley as Ian Curtis, Samantha Morton, 2007. ©Weinstein Company CONTROL, Sam Riley as Ian Curtis, Alexandra Maria Lara, 2007. ©Weinstein Company CONTROL, Sam Riley as Ian Curtis, 2007. ©Weinstein Company CONTROL, Toby Kebbell, Sam Riley as Ian Curtis, Harry Treadaway, Joe Anderson, James Anthony Pearson, Craig Parkinson, 2007. ©Weinstein Company CONTROL, Sam Riley as Ian Curtis (right), 2007. ©Weinstein Company CONTROL, Samantha Morton (left), Sam Riley as Ian Curtis (second from left), Joe Anderson (center), Harry Treadaway (right), 2007. ©Weinstein Company CONTROL, Sam Riley as Ian Curtis, 2007. ©Weinstein Company ON THE ROAD, from left: Sam Riley, Tom Sturridge, 2012. ©IFC Films ON THE ROAD, Sam Riley, 2012. ©IFC Films BYZANTIUM, Sam Riley, 2012. ph: Patrick Redmond/©IFC BYZANTIUM, from left: Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley, 2012. ph: Patrick Redmond/©IFC MALEFICENT, from left: Sam Riley, Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, 2014. ph: Frank Connor/©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures BYZANTIUM, Sam Riley, 2012. ph: Patrick Redmond/©IFC CONTROL, Sam Riley as Ian Curtis, 2007. ©Weinstein Company CONTROL, Sam Riley as Ian Curtis, 2007. ©Weinstein Company

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      53% No Score Yet Firebrand Thomas Seymour (Character) - 2023
      100% No Score Yet Widow Clicquot Unknown (Character) - 2023
      33% 80% She Is Love Idris (Character) - 2022
      58% 51% The Vault James (Character) - 2021
      38% 38% Rebecca Jack Favell (Character) - 2020
      63% 42% Radioactive Pierre Curie (Character) - 2019
      39% 95% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Diaval (Character) $113.9M 2019
      82% 64% Sometimes Always Never Peter (Character) - 2018
      86% 54% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead David Burstead (Character) - 2018
      70% 53% Free Fire Stevo (Character) $1.8M 2016
      47% 45% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Mr. Darcy (Character) $10.9M 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt Brad Blutbad (Character) - 2016
      76% 69% Suite Française Benoit (Character) - 2014
      33% 67% The Dark Valley Greider (Character) - 2014
      54% 70% Maleficent Diaval (Character) $241.4M 2014
      66% 51% Byzantium Darvell (Character) $84.3K 2012
      46% 34% On the Road Sal Paradise/Jack Kerouac (Character) $717.8K 2012
      7% 34% 13 Vince Ferro (Character) - 2010
      51% 32% Brighton Rock Pinkie (Character) $223.9K 2010
      No Score Yet 83% Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn Unknown (Character) - 2009
      57% 43% Franklyn Milo (Character) - 2008
      88% 89% Control - Love Will Tear Us Apart Ian Curtis (Character) $871.6K 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lenny Blue James Milton (Character) - 2002

      TV

      Credit
      89% No Score Yet SS-GB Douglas Archer (Character) 2017