Tom Ellis Biography
Tom Ellis is an English a (Thomas John Ellis) is a Welsh actor born on 17th November 1978 in Cardiff, Wales. He is popularly known for his role as Lucifer Morningstar in the television series Lucifer and Gary Preston in the sitcom Miranda.
Ellis attended High Storrs School in Sheffield during his education and was a French Horn player in the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra. Tom went on to study BA Dramatic Studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, which was previously named Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD).
Tom Ellis Age
- He was born on 17th November 1978 (39 years as of 2018)
Tom Ellis Height and Weight
- He stands at 6 Feet 3 Inch and weighs about 80kg (176lbs in Pounds).
Tom Ellis Net Worth
- He has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Tom Ellis Wife
He married Tamzin Outhwaite, an actress, on 29th August 2013 a spokesperson for the couple stated that they had separated, and in September Outhwaite filed for divorce. The divorce was finalised in April 2004.
Tom Ellis Children
He has two children with his ex wife, Florence Elsie Ellis (born on 25th June 2008) and Marnie Mae Ellis (born on 1st August 2012). He has another child from a previous relationship Nora Ellis.
Tom Ellis Girlfriend
He has been dating Meaghan Oppenheimer since 2015.
Tom Ellis Family
He was born to Marilyn Jean and Christopher John Ellis. His father, sister and uncle are all Baptist ministers, with his uncle, Robert Ellis, being principal of Regent’s Park College, Oxford, which his father also attended.
Tom Ellis Merlin
He played the role of King Cenred in the BBC drama series Merlin. King Cenred was the ruler of the kingdom Essetir. He was also an associate of Morgause, who was a High Priestess of the Old Religion.
Cenred struck an accord of peace with Camelot, which took many years to make. Cenred thought little of towns in the outlying regions of his kingdom, so when Ealdor pleaded with him to help them fight Kanen’s brigands he refused to send any troops despite his vast military force (The Moment of Truth).
His men attacked Merlin, Arthur, and Balinor from their return journey to Camelot to defeat the Great Dragon (The Last Dragonlord).
Tom Ellis Lucifer
He plays Lucifer, in the television series Lucifer,the original fallen angel, who has become dissatisfied with his life in hell. After abandoning his throne and retiring to Los Angeles, Lucifer indulges in his favorite things (women, wine and song) — until a murder takes place outside of his upscale nightclub. For the first time in billions of years, the murder awakens something unfamiliar in Lucifer’s soul that is eerily similar to compassion and sympathy. Lucifer is faced with another surprise when he meets an intriguing homicide detective named Chloe, who appears to possess an inherent goodness unlike the worst of humanity, to which he is accustomed. Suddenly, Lucifer starts to wonder if there is hope for his soul.
Tom Ellis Miranda
Life isn’t easy for Miranda. Whatever she attempts -whether it’s dating or dealing with her overbearing mother, to whom Miranda is a constant disappointment- she always seems to fall flat. Miranda is desperate to fit in with her girly friends from boarding school, but that is hard to do as she is 6 feet 1 inches tall and gets called “sir” a bit too often for her liking. One of Miranda’s main problems is she doesn’t know how to behave around men, which is especially bad because her mother is desperate for her to find a husband. Despite all this, Miranda can be happy – usually while playing games at her joke shop, which is managed by her childhood best friend, Stevie.Tom plays Gary Preston Miranda’s lover.
Tom Ellis Rush
He plays Dr. William Rush who used to be an emergency room doctor, but an impulsive decision cost him his career, and he now works out of his office – a vintage Mercedes – as a medical “fixer.” He travels around Los Angeles to provide discreet medical care to elite residents, some of whom may not have stellar reputations. The doctor isn’t immune to the ugliness that he encounters, but devoted
assistant Eve tries to keep him under control and get him to clean up his act. He is not exactly anxious to change his lifestyle, however, especially after the return of former flame Sarah.
Tom Ellis and Lauren German
Tom Ellis and Lauren German co star in the TV series Lucifer. Tom plays as lucifer and Lauren plays as Chloe. They both have feelings for each other but they never act on them.
Tom Ellis Twitter
Tom Ellis Instagram
Tom Ellis Movies and TV Shows
- 2001 – The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
- 2001 – High Heels and Low Lifes
- 2001 – Buffalo Soldiers
- 2001–02 – Nice Guy Eddie
- 2003 – Pollyanna
- 2003 – I’ll Be There
- 2004 – Messiah III: The Promise
- 2004 – Vera Drake
- 2005 – Much Ado About Nothing
- 2005 – Midsomer Murders
- 2005 – Waking the Dead
- 2005–06 – No Angels
- 2006 – EastEnders
- 2006 – The Catherine Tate Show
- 2007 – Suburban Shootout
- 2007 – Doctor Who
- 2007 – The Catherine Tate Christmas Show
- 2008 – Trial & Retribution
- 2008 – Miss Conception
- 2008 – Harley Street
- 2008 – Merlin
- 2008 – The Passion
- 2009 – Monday Monday
- 2009–15 – Miranda
- 2010 – Dappers
- 2010 – Merlin
- 2010 – Accused
- 2011 – The Fades
- 2011 – Sugartown
- 2012 – Gates
- 2012 – The Secret of Crickley Hall
- 2013 – Walking Stories
- 2013 – Agatha Christie’s Poirot
- 2013 – Once Upon a Time
- 2014 – Rush
- 2015 – The Strain
- 2015–present – Lucifer
- 2018 – Family Guy
Tom Ellis Movies
- 2008: Miss Conception
- 2003: I’ll Be There
- 2001: High Heels and Low Lifes
- 2014: The Place We Go to Hide
- 2003: Pollyanna
- 2005: The Best Man
- 2000: Passing Stones
- Messiah III: The Promise
- 2005: Much Ado About Nothing
- 2009: Couch
- Small Country
Tom Ellis TV Shows
- Since 2016: Lucifer
- Since 2009: Miranda
- 2014: Rush
- 2011: The Fades
- 2012: The Secret of Crickley Hall
- 2009: Monday Monday
- 2006 – 2007: Suburban Shootout
- 2008: The Passion
- Since 2012: Playhouse Presents
- 2011: Sugartown
- 2012: Gates
- Since 2002: Nice Guy Eddie
Tom Ellis Interview
Can you tell me a little bit about how you got involved in Lucifer?
1. Health Benefits of Apples
2. Health Benefits of Bananas
3. Health Benefits of Honey
4. Health Benefits of Ginger
5. Health Benefits of Garlic
6. Health Benefits of Lemon
7. Health Benefits of Pumpkin
8. Health Benefits of Watermelons
1. 25 Sexual Questions to Ask A Girl
2. 45 Things a Girl Wants But Wont Ask For
3. 10 Things You’re Doing that are Killing Your Kidneys
4. 25 Really Romantic Ideas to Make Your Lover Melt!
5. 60 Really Sweet Things To Say To A Girl
6. 19 Things Women in Relationships Must Not Do
7. 20 Things Women Should Never, Ever, Do
8. Top 20 Things Men Should Never, Ever, Do
Tom Ellis: It was one of the few scripts that I read during pilot season this year that, as soon as I read it, I said, “That’s what I want to do.” It was much funnier than anything that I had read. I met Len Wiseman, who had come on board as the director. It was instantaneous for me from that moment. He made it quite apparent that he wanted me to do it, and I really wanted to do the project, so it was just about getting the studio and everyone on board. That came quite quickly as well.
Pilot season’s such a strange time. You get such a concentrated amount of scripts. A lot of them become white noise after a while. When something really pops, it becomes apparent very quickly. I’m quite instinctive about that. I know, normally by about 10 pages in, whether I want to do something or not.
What was your first pilot season?
Tom Ellis: It was back in 2008. I did a pilot for Fox. The more you do, the more you learn about what you want to get out the experience. There’s a lot of people that go there just to get a job and that’s not my motivation any more. I want to be doing the right job.
When did you have that realization—that you wanted to do the right job?
Tom Ellis: I’ve been acting for 15 years now, and the more you do, the more confidence you get about “this is my career and this is what I’m going to be doing.” Since I’ve started coming to the States, I’ve had a really great response. It’s given me a lot of confidence to be more judicious about my own choices. I imagine that’s probably happened in the last few years. I’ve sort of grown into a man myself.
Do you come from an artistic family? Was being an actor a feasible goal for you?
Tom Ellis: My mum was a music teacher. I’ve got three sisters and we all played instruments when we were kids.
What did you play?
Tom Ellis: I started on the trumpet and then I upgraded to the French horn. I played in orchestras my entire teenage years. But, on the drama front, no, not really. My dad, strangely enough for this job, was a Baptist pastor, so I grew up in the church as well. I suppose there is a dramatic element to his job, and he enjoyed doing amateur operatics.
Were you in a nativity play?
Tom Ellis: I was in a nativity play, but being a son of the pastor, I was never allowed to play Joseph or any of the big parts for political reasons.
What does you family think of this show?
Tom Ellis: They haven’t seen it yet; they’ve seen the trailer. They’re all thrilled that I’m doing it. It’s already thrown up a bit of debate, this show. I think the people that take the show in the spirit it’s meant to be received will get the most out of it. Anyone that’s predicting it’s going to be something before even seeing it is a bit foolish, in my view. The show certainly is not a big theological debate. More than anything, I’d say this show is a story of redemption. Obviously one of our main source materials was the graphic novel that it was based on.
Were you familiar with the graphic novel beforehand?
Tom Ellis: I wasn’t at all actually. I have to embarrassingly admit, I didn’t know that it was based on a graphic novel until after I got the job and I read it on Deadline. I’m kind of glad I didn’t, because it didn’t affect my choices at first.
When you told your parents you wanted to be an actor, what was their reaction?
Tom Ellis: It was quite late. It wasn’t like I told them this when I was 12 and blindly put the rest of my education to one side; it was something that I sort of stumbled across in my later school years. They were informed by my drama teacher, who I’m still friends with actually. There was a parents’ evening and they came in and met her, and she was like, “You should think about letting Tom go to drama school.” It was the first time that someone had really done that. So they were quietly supportive; they were never starry parents, going, “Our kid’s going to be such-and-such.” They just let me get on with it, and I appreciated that because it’s given me a good sort of work ethic. I don’t feel entitled to anything.
What made you choose to go to drama school at the Royal Scottish Academy?
Tom Ellis: I was limited in my options. I couldn’t really afford to be a student in London. I had a friend up at Glasgow University and I went up to visit him and just fell in love with the city. I thought it was amazing.
Was your program mostly theater based?
Tom Ellis: Yes, almost completely. The weird thing about drama school is that you train for three years for one thing and then more often than not, it’s something that you haven’t trained for that you end up doing.
What was your first job?
Tom Ellis: My first professional job was while I was still at drama school. My best friend in my year was James McAvoy, and James and I were given a term off to go and do a pantomime in Scotland, which was part of our curriculum at the time. We needed to do a pantomime at the school, or if we booked a professional gig, you’re allowed to go and do it. So we went to a place called Kirkcaldy and did Beauty and the Beast. I was the Beast and the Prince.
Who was James?
Tom Ellis: In pantomime there’s sort of these token characters in each script. He was the young, silly character—sort of like Buttons in Cinderella. [laughs]
It’s nice that you were allowed to go off and do professional gigs. I feel like a lot of drama schools don’t want you to do anything professional until you graduate.
Tom Ellis: I think we were very fortunate with our principal at the time. He was very forward-thinking. He understood that the main objective was to get your students out working in the industry. I ended up leaving a term early because I got another job. It was quite a fluid transition into working, which was more than I hoped for. When you’re a drama student, I think the most you hope for is to make a living out of acting.
Were they quite encouraging at school? I spoke to Sam Heughan, who also went to RSA, and he said that one of his professors told him he couldn’t act.
Tom Ellis: I knew Sam at drama school a little bit. I’ve had these sort of chats with him before. My experience wasn’t that. I felt very encouraged, certainly by a few key members of staff there. But I also had people whose confidence was completely shattered and taken. It’s a very vulnerable time in your life when you go to do something life that. There’s a lot of fragile confidence there. I know Sam had a different experience than I did, but ultimately I was really happy with my three years there.
One of your first films was Buffalo Soldiers with Joaquin Phoenix, Anna Paquin, and Ed Harris. You must have been 22. What was that like?
Tom Ellis: It was a very chastening experience. I went out to Germany to do it. It was a small part in a big movie, but I was there for six weeks. It was great to be a part of it and work with Joaquin, who was really lovely and very welcoming to the rest of his cast. We hung out a bit. Then when I watched the movie my three or four lines in it had been dubbed by another actor. I was like, “Oh. That’s interesting. Okay.” They weren’t very confident in my American accent, which I wasn’t either. It was a learning curve.
Did they tell you ahead of time?
Tom Ellis: I remember on the set, the director was struggling a little bit with my accent, and I lost my confidence a bit. Then I went to watch it uninformed: “I’ve got a different voice…”
You’re like Phoebe in Friends when she was dubbed over for the “Smelly Cat” video.
Tom Ellis: Exactly. It’s my “Smelly Cat” experience.