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Sam Riley

Sam Riley

Birthday: 1980-01-08 | 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.

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Known For

Acting

Year
Title

Role

2019
Sometimes Always Never

as    Peter

2017
SS-GB

as    Douglas Archer

2017
Free Fire

as    Stevo

2016
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

as    Fitzwilliam Darcy

2014
Suite Française

as    Benoit Labarie

2014
Maleficent

as    Diaval

2012
Byzantium

as    Darvell

2012
On the Road

as    Sal Paradise / Jack Kerouac

2010
Brighton Rock

as    Pinkie