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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 movie Way Down
Latest Project:
Movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 2019-10-16
Known For
Poster of Radioactive
Poster of Happy New Year, Colin Burstead
Poster of SS-GB
Movie Way Down James 2020
Movie Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Diaval 2019-10-16
Movie Radioactive Pierre Curie 2019-09-14
Movie Sometimes Always Never Peter 2019-03-14
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