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Known Credits: 11

Birthday: 1980-01-08

Place of Birth: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK

Adult Actor: False

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Sam Riley

Biography

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.

Acting
2014 Suite Fran├žaise as Benoit
2014 Maleficent as Diaval
2014 The Dark Valley as Greider
2013 Byzantium as Darvell
2012 On the Road as Sal Paradise
2010 Brighton Rock as Pinkie
2010 13 as Vince
2008 Franklyn as Milo
2007 Control as Ian Curtis
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - (2 episodes)
Art
1996 Emma … Art Direction