Sam Riley (II)


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British actor Sam Riley rose to stardom as Joy Division's poetic lead singer Ian Curtis in the acclaimed film Control (2007), directed by Anton Coribjn, a great fan of the group and also their official photographer. Riley's talent was noticed not only to his striking resemblance to Curtis but also because he was able to sing rock songs, already ... See full bio »

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Known For

Control Ian Curtis
(2007)
Maleficent Diaval
(2014)
Free Fire Stevo
(2016)

Filmography

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  Firebrand (post-production)
Thomas Seymour
 2021 The Vault
James
 2020/I Rebecca
Jack Favell
 2019 Radioactive
Pierre Curie
 2018 Sometimes Always Never
Peter
 2017 SS-GB (TV Mini Series)
Douglas Archer
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... Douglas Archer
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Douglas Archer
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Douglas Archer
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Douglas Archer
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Douglas Archer
 2016 Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt
Brad Blutbad
 2016 Free Fire
Stevo
 2016 Tinkershrimp & Dutch (TV Series)
Michael the Fowl
- Time to Be Cool (2016) ... Michael the Fowl
- Time to Get Real (2016) ... Michael the Fowl
- Time to Get Fit (2016) ... Michael the Fowl
- Time to Get a Job (2016) ... Michael the Fowl
- Time to Be Polite (2016) ... Michael the Fowl
 2014 Suite Française
Benoit Labarie
 2014 Maleficent
Diaval
 2014 The Dark Valley
Greider
 2012 Byzantium
Darvell
 2012 On the Road
Sal Paradise / Jack Kerouac
 2011 Woman in Love
Wagenmeister
 2010 Brighton Rock
Pinkie Brown
 2010/I 13
Vince Ferro
 2008 Franklyn
Milo
 2007 Control
Ian Curtis
 2007 Sound (TV Movie)
Shay
 2002 Lenny Blue (TV Movie)
James Milton
 2002 Tough Love (TV Movie)
James Milton
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Lead singer of the band 10,000 Things, signed to Domino Records. His brother George Riley played Bass. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Instagram | Sam Riley

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Alexandra Maria Lara  (1 child)

Children:

Ben

Parents:

Andrew Riley | Amanda Riley

Relatives:

Annabel Riley (sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

We panic if there's two centimeters of snow in London. See more »

Trivia:

He was only four months old when Ian Curtis died, of whom he plays in his breakthrough film Control (2007). See more »

Trademark:

Distinct raspy voice.

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