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Tom Burke Biography

Birth Name:
Tom Liam Benedict Burke
Birth Place:
London, England

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