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Sam Riley is a Actor, Director and Art Direction British born on 8 january 1980 at Menston (United-kingdom)

Sam Riley

Sam Riley
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 8 january 1980 (39 years) at Menston (United-kingdom)

Samuel Peter W. Riley (born January 8, 1980) is an English actor and singer best known for his performance in the 2007 biographical film Control, about the life of Ian Curtis.

Biography

As of 2011, he lives in Berlin with his wife, Control and Suite Française co-star Alexandra Maria Lara. They married in August 2009 and have a son, born in January 2014.

Best films

Maleficent (2014)
(Actor)
Emma (1996)
(Art Direction)
On the Road (2012)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Sam Riley (16 films)

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Actor

Radioactive
Directed by Marjane Satrapi
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard, Simon Russell Beale
Roles Pierre Curie

L'histoire vraie de Marie Curie et de son mari Pierre et de leur découverte du radium, qui a bouleversé le monde de la science.
Free Fire
Free Fire (2017)
, 1h30
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Sharlto Copley, Luke Evans, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde
Roles Stevo
Rating63% 3.1992553.1992553.1992553.1992553.199255
L'histoire se situe à Boston en 1978. Dans un entrepôt déserté, Justine dérange une rencontre entre deux Irlandais et un gang de vendeurs d'armes.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, 1h48
Directed by Burr Steers
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about families, Zombie films, Comedy horror films
Actors Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Matthew Smith, Douglas Booth, Bella Heathcote
Roles Fitzwilliam Darcy
Rating57% 2.8988952.8988952.8988952.8988952.898895
Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge—an army of undead zombies.
Suite Française, 1h47
Directed by Saul Dibb, Saul Dibb
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes French war films, Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France
Actors Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Riley, Heino Ferch, Ruth Wilson
Roles Benoit Labarie
Rating70% 3.5058553.5058553.5058553.5058553.505855
In Nazi-occupied France, Lucille Angellier and her domineering mother-in-law await news of her husband. A regiment of German soldiers arrives, and promptly moves into the homes of the villagers. Lucille tries to ignore Bruno, the German commander coopting her house, but he soon infatuates her.
Maleficent
Maleficent (2014)
, 1h35
Directed by Robert Stromberg
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Films about dragons, Witches in film, Musical films, Political films, Children's films, Films about royalty
Actors Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson
Roles Diaval
Rating70% 3.501223.501223.501223.501223.50122
A powerful fairy named Maleficent lives in the Moors, a magical forest realm bordering a corrupt human kingdom. As a young girl, she befriends and falls in love with a human peasant boy named Stefan (Michael Higgins), whose affection for Maleficent is overshadowed by his ambition to someday become king. As the two grow older, they become estranged, and Maleficent becomes protector of the Moors. When King Henry (Kenneth Cranham) tries to conquer the Moors, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) commands primeval forces and makes him retreat. Fatally wounded in battle, he declares that whoever kills Maleficent will be named his successor and will marry Princess Leila, his only daughter.
The Dark Valley, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Western
Actors Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti, Paula Beer, Clemens Schick, Gerhard Liebmann
Roles Greider
Rating71% 3.5506053.5506053.5506053.5506053.550605
The film opens with a scene of a scared young man and woman hiding in the basement of a wooden building. Footsteps are heard from above, and then several men find them, severely assaulting the man and then dragging them both away as the woman screams. Time passes.
On the Road, 2h20
Directed by Sam Riley, Walter Salles
Origin France
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Alice Braga
Roles Sal Paradise / Jack Kerouac
Rating60% 3.046873.046873.046873.046873.04687
In 1947, on the day his father is buried, Sal Paradise (Sam Riley) is invited by his friend Chad to meet Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund) and Moriarty's 16-year-old wife Marylou (Kristen Stewart). Sal befriends Dean, smoking marijuana with him and visiting a jazz nightclub where they meet saxophonist Walter (Terrence Howard), who also befriends them. Dean gets a job as a chauffeur (having previously been a car thief). Sal teaches Dean how to write before another friend, Carlo Marx (Tom Sturridge), leaves with Dean for Denver.
Byzantium
Byzantium (2012)
, 1h58
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Vampires in film, Films based on plays, Erotic thriller films
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley, Jonny Lee Miller, Daniel Mays, Caleb Landry Jones
Roles Darvell
Rating64% 3.2481953.2481953.2481953.2481953.248195
In 2010 an old man picks up a discarded note dropped by teenage vampire Eleanor Webb, who has taken to writing her life story but then throwing the individual pages to the wind. Realising what she is, the old man invites Eleanor to his house, and tells her that he is ready for death. Eleanor proceeds to kill him and consume his blood. Elsewhere, Eleanor's mother, Clara, is chased from the lap-dancing club where she has been working by Werner, a member of the vampiric Brethren, who demands to know where Eleanor is. Clara decapitates Werner, burns his body and leaves town with her daughter.
Rubbeldiekatz
Directed by Detlev Buck
Origin German
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, L'usurpation d'identité, Transgender in film, Escroquerie, LGBT-related film
Actors Matthias Schweighöfer, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Detlev Buck, Maximilian Brückner, Denis Moschitto, Sunnyi Melles
Roles le voiturier
Rating57% 2.8550852.8550852.8550852.8550852.855085
Le jeune acteur Alexander Honk se déguise en femme pour les besoins de la pièce de théâtre La Marraine de Charley dans lequel il joue le rôle principal, mais son frère et agent Jürgen voudrait le voir jouer au cinéma, dans des projets plus prestigieux et lucratifs. Il lui trouve un petit rôle dans un film américain sur les nazis qui se tourne aux studios Babelsberg. Mais les producteurs du film en question lui donne un rôle de femme et croit réellement qu'il en est une, se basant sur le style de son site web dont son frère Basti Honk est le webmestre et son rôle dans la pièce. Alexander décide alors de faire ses essais en cachant son identité sexuelle et en assumant son travestissement dans le film comme dans la vie et devient Alexandra. Il obtient le rôle.
Brighton Rock, 1h35
Directed by Rowan Joffé
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Serkis, John Hurt, Helen Mirren, Sean Harris
Roles Pinkie
Rating58% 2.9015052.9015052.9015052.9015052.901505
In 1964, Pinkie Brown, the sociopathic enforcer of a Brighton gang, murders Fred Hale, who has himself killed the gang leader, Kite. Brown befriends Rose, a young waitress who witnessed the gang's activity, to keep an eye on her. She falls in love with him. To prevent her from being compelled to give evidence against him, he marries her. Ida, Rose's employer and a friend of Hale's, takes it upon herself to save the girl from the monster she has married.
Franklyn
Franklyn (2008)
, 1h38
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy
Themes Films set in the future
Actors Ryan Phillippe, Eva Green, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill, James Faulkner, Susannah York
Roles Milo
Rating62% 3.100023.100023.100023.100023.10002
Entre un Londres contemporain et « Meanwhile City », l'étouffante métropole d'un monde futuriste dominé par la foi et la religion, quatre personnages vont voir leurs destins se mêler à cause d'une balle. Jonathan Preest est un justicier masqué de «Meanwhile City», dont il arpente les rues à la recherche de son pire ennemi. Emilia, belle étudiante, est obsédée par ses projets artistiques suicidaires, de plus en plus complexes et mortels. Milo, trentenaire inconsolable, tente vainement de retrouver son premier amour, et Esser, homme brisé, erre dans les bas-fonds de Londres, où il espère retrouver son fils, vivant parmi les sans-abri...
Control
Control (2007)
, 2h1
Directed by Anton Corbijn
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about suicide, Musical films
Actors Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Toby Kebbell, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Joe Anderson, Craig Parkinson
Roles Ian Curtis
Rating76% 3.849453.849453.849453.849453.84945
Ian Curtis (Sam Riley) and Debbie Woodruff (Samantha Morton) marry in 1975 in their home town of Macclesfield at ages 19 and 18, respectively. Ian retreats from domestic life, preferring to write poetry in solitude. On June 4, 1976 they attend a Sex Pistols concert with Bernard Sumner (James Anthony Pearson), Peter Hook (Joe Anderson), and Terry Mason (Andrew Sheridan), who are starting a band. Mesmerized by the concert, Ian volunteers to be their singer. They name themselves Warsaw, and Terry moves into a managerial role with the addition of drummer Stephen Morris (Harry Treadaway). The band debuts 19 May 1977 and soon rename themselves Joy Division. Ian and Debbie finance their first EP, An Ideal for Living (1978).
Virgin
Virgin (2003)
, 1h54
Directed by Deborah Kampmeier
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Elisabeth Moss, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Robin Wright, Peter Gerety, Stephanie Gatschet, Sam Riley
Roles Michael
Rating54% 2.7090852.7090852.7090852.7090852.709085
When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
24 Hour Party People, 1h57
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Steve Coogan, Paddy Considine, John Thomson, Shirley Henderson, Lennie James, Martin Hancock
Rating73% 3.698213.698213.698213.698213.69821
In 1976, television presenter Tony Wilson sees the Sex Pistols perform at the Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall for the first time. Inspired, Wilson starts a weekly series of punk rock shows at a Manchester club, where the newly formed Joy Division perform, led by the erratic, brooding Ian Curtis.
13, 1h37
Directed by Gela Babluani
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Sam Riley, Ray Winstone, Auguste Lumière, 50 Cent, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham
Roles Vincent "Vince" Ferro; a naive young man who stumbles into the competition.
Rating60% 3.049813.049813.049813.049813.04981
Vincent "Vince" Ferro overhears people talking about a dead man who was going to start a well-paid job. Ferro, in need of money, steals an envelope containing the instructions for the job. He arrives at an event in a secluded place. He is ordered to strip, and his boot heels are cut off, in order to check for surveillance equipment. The organizers accept him for the job instead of the dead man. The job is participation in a series of Russian roulette games. There are several participants, identified by number. In each round, the participants have to spin the cylinder of their revolver, and shoot when the light of a special light bulb is switched on. The event is organized for the enjoyment of rich spectators, one of these spectators being Jasper Bagges, who places bets on who will survive. Bagges bets on his brother Ronald, who was brought from the mental institution.