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Overview (3)

Born in Lambeth, London, England, UK
Birth NameThomas Sidney Jerome Sturridge
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tom Sturridge was born in London, England. He is the son of actress Phoebe Nicholls and sometime-actor and full-time director Charles Sturridge, and the grandson of actors Anthony Nicholls and Faith Kent. His maternal great-grandfather, Horace Nicholls, was a prominent photographer.

Tom started his acting career under the guidance of his father's directing, in a re-telling of the Gullivers Travels TV production, when Tom was just aged 11 years old.

After returning to schooling, Tom attended the prestigious Winchester Collage, but dropped out before he completed his A-Levels.

He returned to acting in 2004, with roles in 'Vanity Fair' and an excellent performance in 'Being Julia'.

In 2005, Tom played a demanding role in a TV production about William Shakespeare, playing William Herbert 'the fair youth', the gay lover of Shakespeare. A tough role, handled well, saw Tom go from strength to strength as an actor. In that same year he played a blink-and-you'll-miss role in a bizarre mock documentary about two conjoined twins turned rock stars called 'Brothers Of The Head'.

In 2006, Tom took a part in a psychological thriller called 'Like Minds' (also known as 'Murderous Intent) and although that movie may have failed on some levels, it was the chilling performance by Tom Sturridge that won most of the positive notices.

Next it was rumoured that Tom Sturridge was supposed to be cast in the big Hollywood production 'Jumper', but was dropped in favour of a bigger star in the form of Hayden Christensen.

Next, in 2009, after a near three-year absence from the big screen, Tom returned in an all star comedy called 'The Boat That Rocked', directed by Richard Curtis. The fine cast also included Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans and Bill Nighy.

Although the movie didn't set the box office on fire, it did further show Tom's potential as a future leading man.

Next, stepping up his acting credentials even further, Tom appeared in a stage play called 'Punk Rock'. So good was he in that role, he won the 2009 Critics' Circle Theatre Award.

Upcoming movies 'Waiting For Forever', 'Junkhearts' and 'On The Road' promise to continue Tom's ascendancy as one of the UK's best new actors.

Tom has a younger brother and sister, Matilda Sturridge and Arthur Sturridge; both have followed Tom into the acting profession.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (10)

Grandson of Anthony Nicholls and Faith Kent.
Nephew of Kate Nicholls.
Has two younger siblings, brother Arthur Sturridge and sister Matilda Sturridge.
Attended Winchester college, the same school attended by Hugh Dancy, but became friends with Robert Pattinson through his siblings, both of whom attended Harrow.
Is good friends with Twilight (2008) star, Robert Pattinson. Robert is the godfather to Tom's sister, Matilda Sturridge,'s child.
Favorite films: Watership Down (1978), Gentleman's Agreement (1947), First Name: Carmen (1983).
Was engaged to Sienna Miller from January 2012 until July 2015, having begun a relationship in March 2011. They have one daughter together.
Became a father for the 1st time at age 26 when his [now ex] fiancée Sienna Miller gave birth to their daughter Marlowe Ottoline Layng Sturridge on 7 July 2012.
Tom has English, as well as Scottish, Northern Irish, and Irish ancestry. Some of his father's English ancestors were born in Jamaica (as part of the English settlement there) and the United States.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on acting] Do it, all the time. There's this weird thing about acting where you have to wait for somebody to ask you to do it; like you have to wait for a director to say it's okay. Like, fuck that, you should make plays, you should make films, do it with your friends, 'cause that's the only way you learn anything.

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