Tom Burke

  • Birth Name: Tom Liam Benedict Burke
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Diagnosed with dyslexia as a child and struggled academically as a result; his parents eventually enrolled him in a Steiner School.
  • Participated with the National Youth Theatre and the Young Arden Theatre as a child.
  • Played Romeo in a 2004 production of Romeo and Juliet staged at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.
  • Appeared in Creditors at the Donmar Warehouse in 2008; the play was directed by Burke's godfather, actor Alan Rickman.
  • Played Greg in Neil LaBute's play reasons to be pretty, opposite Billie Piper, in the 2011 Almeida Theatre production.
  • A patron of the Box Clever Theatre, a company dedicated to establishing contemporary theatre groups for young people.

Relationships

  • David Burke — Father
  • Alan Rickman — Godparent
  • Anna Calder-Marshall — Mother
  • Bridget Turner — Godparent

College

  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England

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