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Sam Riley

Place of birth:
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK :
He is best known for playing the lead role of Ian Curtis in the movie Control, a biopic about the lead singer of the 1970s post-punk band Joy Division. His performance in the role won him the British Independent Film Award for "Most Promising Newcomer".[1]. He also won a Kermode for Best Actor 2007 for the film. Prior to his portrayal of Ian Curtis, Riley played The Fall frontman Mark E. Smith in the Michael Winterbottom film 24 Hour Party People, which details the Factory Records era. His scenes, however, were omitted from the final cut. In September 2007, Riley was cast in Gerald McMorrow's British science fiction film Franklyn. He will play a lead role in 13, an English-language remake of the French thriller 13 Tzameti. He is currently playing the role of Pinkie Brown in a remake of Brighton Rock alongside Helen Mirren.


Way Down (2020)
as James
Rebecca (2020)
as Jack Favell
Radioactive (2020)
as Pierre Curie
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
as Diaval
Der nackte König - 18 Fragmente über Revolution (2019)
as Narrator English (voice)
Sometimes Always Never (2019)
as Peter
Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018)
as David Burstead
Free Fire (2017)
as Stevo
Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt (2016)
as Brad Blutbad
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
as Fitzwilliam Darcy
Suite Française (2015)
as Benoit Labarie
Maleficent (2014)
as Diaval
Das finstere Tal (2014)
as Greider
Byzantium (2012)
as Darvell
On the Road (2012)
as Sal Paradise / Jack Kerouac
Brighton Rock (2010)
as Pinkie
13 (2010)
as Vince
Franklyn (2008)
as Milo
Control (2007)
as Ian Curtis
Lenny Blue (2002)
as James Milton
Tough Love (2000)
as James Milton

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