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Sam Riley

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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Jan 8, 1980 In Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1999-09-20
Latest Project:
Movie Happy New Year, Colin Burstead 2018-10-11
Known For
Poster of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Poster of Maleficent
Poster of On the Road
Poster of Control
Movie Happy New Year, Colin Burstead David Burstead 2018-10-11
Movie Free Fire Stevo 2017-03-31
Series SS-GB Douglas Archer 2017-02-19
Movie Robby and Toby's Fantastic Voyager Brad Blutbad 2016-12-01
Movie Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Fitzwilliam Darcy 2016-02-04
Movie Suite Française Benoit Labarie 2014-11-05
Movie Maleficent Diaval 2014-05-28
Movie The Dark Valley Greider 2014-02-14
Movie Byzantium Darvell 2012-09-09
Movie On the Road Sal Paradise / Jack Kerouac 2012-05-22
Movie Brighton Rock Pinkie 2010-09-13
Movie 13 Vince 2010-03-12
Movie Franklyn Milo 2008-10-16
Movie Control Ian Curtis 2007-09-26
Movie Lenny Blue James Milton 2002-07-01
Movie Tough Love James Milton 2000-10-01
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20