Tom Ellis
Tom Ellis SDCC 2015
General Information
Gender: Male
Birthday: November 17, 1978
Age: 39
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Other Information
Height: 6'3"
Occupation(s): Actor
Education: High Storrs School
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Marilyn Jean (Hooper) (mother)
Christopher John Ellis (father)
Nora Ellis (daughter)
Robert Ellis (uncle)
Florence Elsie Ellis (daughter)
Marnie Mae Ellis (daughter)
Friends: James McAvoy
Relationships: Estelle Morgan (ex-girlfriend)
Tamzin Outhwaite (ex-wife
Series Information
Character: Robin Hood
First appearance: Lacey

Tom Ellis is a Welsh actor, known for playing Dr. Oliver Cousins in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders and as Gary Preston in Miranda. He is known to audiences in the United States for two American television shows in which he plays the title character, USA Network's Rush (as William Tell Rush) and Fox's Lucifer (as Lucifer). He was also Sam in the BBC Three comedy Pulling.

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Early life

Ellis was born in Cardiff, the son of Marilyn Jean (Hooper) 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. 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).


Other notable roles include Gary Preston in a hit TV show Miranda aired on BBC co-side with Miranda Hart from November 9, 2009 to January 1, 2015 , Justyn in Channel 4's No Angels and Thomas Milligan in the series three finale of the BBC One science-fiction television programme Doctor Who. In July and August 2009, Ellis starred in ITV comedy drama Monday Monday with Fay Ripley. He was also cast as Detective Inspector Bland in Agatha Christie's Poirot. Ellis was the star of the USA network series Rush, playing a Hollywood physician. In February 2015, it was announced that Ellis was cast as Lucifer Morningstar in the Fox Television drama Lucifer, based on the comic with the same name, which premiered on 25 January 2016.

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