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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 20

Birthday 1980-01-08

Place of Birth Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2020 Radioactive as Pierre Curie
2019 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil as Diaval
2019 Sometimes Always Never as Peter
2018 Happy New Year, Colin Burstead as David Burstead
2017 Free Fire as Stevo
2017 SS-GB (5 episodes) as Douglas Archer
2016 Robby and Toby's Fantastic Voyager as Brad Blutbad
2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as Fitzwilliam Darcy
2014 Suite Fran├žaise as Benoit Labarie
2014 Maleficent as Diaval
2014 The Dark Valley as Greider
2012 Byzantium as Darvell
2012 On the Road as Sal Paradise / Jack Kerouac
2010 Brighton Rock as Pinkie
2010 13 as Vince
2008 Franklyn as Milo
2007 Control as Ian Curtis
2002 Lenny Blue as James Milton
2000 Tough Love as James Milton
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2 episodes)

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