Sam Riley



  • Birth Place: Menston, West Yorkshire, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/08/1980, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor
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Sam Riley Fast Facts:
  • Sang lead for the Leeds band 10,000, which recorded an album for Vintage Records in 2002; brother George played bass.
  • Saw his run with the band end in 2006, which prepared him for his role in Control as Ian Curtis, tormented lead singer of Joy Division.  
  • Named on Variety's Ten Actors to Watch in 2007.
  • Modeled for Burberry's fall-winter campaign in 2008.
  • Trained for two months with a dialogue coach and learned to speak French Canadian in preparation for his role as Jack Kerouac in On the Road (2012).
  • Sam Riley Relationships:
  • Alexandra Maria Lara - Wife
  • George Riley - Brother
  • Jack Riley - Brother
  • Annabel Riley - Sister
  • Sam Riley Awards:
  • 2007 BAFTA Film Awards: Rising Star Award - Nominee

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