Sam Riley

Sam Riley

Highest Rated: 88% Control (2007)

Lowest Rated: 8% 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

Control
Happy New Year, Colin Burstead
Sometimes Always Never
Suite Française
Free Fire
Byzantium
Radioactive The Vault

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Is Love Unknown (Character) - 2022
58% 53% The Vault James (Character) - 2021
39% 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% 67% Sometimes Always Never Peter (Character) - 2018
86% 56% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead David Burstead (Character) - 2018
70% 52% Free Fire Stevo (Character) $1.8M 2016
46% 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% 68% Suite Française Benoit (Character) - 2014
33% 66% The Dark Valley Greider (Character) - 2014
53% 70% Maleficent Diaval (Character) $241.4M 2014
65% 51% Byzantium Darvell (Character) $84.3K 2012
45% 34% On the Road Sal Paradise/Jack Kerouac (Character) $717.8K 2012
8% 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 Ian Curtis (Character) $871.6K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lenny Blue James Milton (Character) - 2002

TV

Credit
89% 88% SS-GB Douglas Archer (Character) 2017