Sam Riley

Sam Riley

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    • January 8th, 1980
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.

Starring Sam Riley on Plex


Acting (18 Credits)

2021The Vault as James
2020Rebecca as Jack Favell
2019Radioactive as Pierre Curie
2019Maleficent: Mistress of Evil as Diaval
2018Happy New Year, Colin Burstead as David Burstead
2018Sometimes Always Never as Peter
2017SS-GB as Douglas Archer
2016Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as Fitzwilliam Darcy
2016Free Fire as Stevo
2014The Dark Valley as Greider
2014Suite Française as Benoit Labarie
2014Maleficent as Diaval
2012On the Road as Sal Paradise / Jack Kerouac
2012Byzantium as Darvell
201013 as Vince
2010Brighton Rock as Pinkie
2008Franklyn as Milo
2007Control as Ian Curtis


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