Sam Riley

8 Jan 1980

Actor

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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Filmography (12 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···Free Fire
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Stevo)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Brad Blutbad)
Genre: Romance, Horror, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Fitzwilliam Darcy)
(movie, 2014)
···Suite Française
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as Benoit Labarie)
(movie, 2014)
···Maleficent
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Family, Romance
Role: Actor (as Diaval)
(movie, 2014)
···Das finstere Tal
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Greider)
(movie, 2013)
···Byzantium
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Darvell)
(movie, 2012)
···On the Road
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sal Paradise)
(movie, 2010)
···Brighton Rock
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Pinkie)
(movie, 2010)
···13
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Vince)
(movie, 2008)
6.0Franklyn
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Milo)
(movie, 2007)
···Control
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ian Curtis)