Sam Riley is an English singer and a renowned actor. He was born on January 8, 1980, in Menston, West Yorkshire of England. He is a familiar face in the industry since his debut in 2007. He drew attention for his participation in the biographical movie Control. He also garnered attention through his role as the protagonist Sal Paradise in On the Road, and also in the 2014 movie Maleficent. His father Andrew Riley was a textile agent while his mother Amanda was a nursery school teacher. He gained his education from the Malsis School, Cross Hills.

His most appreciated role came as the portrayal of Ian Curtis and his biopic, where he played the lead singer of Joy Division. The movie gained him a BAFTA rising star nomination, a British Independent Film Award for the most promising newcomer and critical acclaim worldwide. He endorsed the British fashion house Burberry as he featured in their Autumn and Winter collection of 2008. He is often regarded as one of the best dressed British actors, for which he was ranked in Top 50 too by GQ in 2015. He was also a lead singer of a band called 10,000 things till 2005. His other famous movie involvements include the 2008 movie Franklyn, 13, Brighton Rock, The Dark Valley, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Happy New Year, Colin Burstead and many more.

David Dawson English Actor

David Dawson

David Dawson is a familiar face in the English Film Industry known for his memorable roles in the movies and projects like The Road to Coronation, Ripper Street, Luther, The Secret Agent, The Last Kingdom, the Year of the Rabbit and more. He was born on September 7, 1982, in Widnes of Cheshire County in England. He is a receiver of the Lawrence Olivier Award nomination for his mesmerizing role as Smike in the film The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby in the year 2007. The actor attended Fairfield High School and Warrington Collegiate Institute. He later was accepted to RADA on their acting program in 2002. The actor’s first professional involvement after RADA was as an understudy to the legendary American Actor Kevin Spacey. He has been an active theatre presence as he took part in plays like Aristocrats (Brian Friel), The Duchess of Malfi, The People of the Town, The Vortex, Romeo and Juliet, The Entertainer, Nicholas Nickleby, The Long and the Shirt and the Tail, Luise Miller and many more. He was recently seen in the movie Year of the Rabbit as Joseph Merrick. His other filming involvements include The Secret Agent, Maigret, The Last Kingdom, Peaky Blinders, The Borgias, The Road to the Coronation Street, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Secret Diary of Call Girl, The Thick of It and more such projects. He has been a decorated personality when it comes to the cinema industry as in 2008; The Olivier Awards nominated him for the Best Newcomer in a Play category for Nicholas Nickleby where he played Smike. He has also received a nomination for his role in Comedians. He has gained high critical acclaim for his praiseworthy performance in The Road to Coronation Street for his portrayal of Tony Warren in the BBC Four Drama.

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