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Tom Ellis
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General Information
Gender: Male
Birthday: November 17, 1978
Age: 42
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Social Networks: Twitter
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)
Meaghan Oppenheimer (wife)
Series Information
Character: Robin Hood
Only 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.


Year Title Type Role
2000 Kiss Me Kate TV Series Ben
2001 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby TV Movie John Browdie
2001 Nice Guy Eddie TV Movie Frank Bennett
2001 High Heels and Low Lifes Uniformed officer
2001 Buffalo Soldiers Squash
2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story TV Mini-Series Bigger Boy 1
2002 Nice Guy Eddie TV Series Frank Bennett
2002 Wild West TV Series Bungee Jump Instructor
2002 Linda Green TV Series Marko
2003 Pollyanna TV Movie Tim
2003 Holby City TV Series David Jones
2003 I'll Be There Ivor
2003 Spine Chillers TV Series Alex
2004 Messiah: The Promise TV Mini-Series Dr. Philip Ryder
2004 Vera Drake Police Constable
2005 Twisted Tales TV Series Alex
2005 Doctors TV Series Ricky Adams
2005 Midsomer Murders TV Series Lee Smeeton
2005 Waking the Dead TV Series Harry Taylor
2005 Love Soup TV Series Mike
2005 ShakespeaRe-Told TV Mini-Series Claudio
2005 The Best Man Groom
2005 - 2006 No Angels TV Series Justyn
2006 EastEnders TV Series Dr. Oliver
2006 Calon Gaeth Edward
2006 Pulling TV Series Sam
2006 - 2007 Suburban Shootout TV Series P.C. Haines
2006 - 2009 The Catherine Tate Show TV Series Sam Speed
2007 Casualty TV Series Joe Kelsall
2007 Doctor Who TV Series Thomas Milligan
2007 Would Like to Meet Short Plumber
2008 Trial & Retribution TV Series Nick Fisher
2008 Miss Conception Zak
2008 The Passion TV Mini-Series Apostle Philip
2008 Harley Street TV Series Dr Ross Jarvis
2009 Monday Monday TV Series Steven
2009 Masterwork TV Movie Harry Babbs
2009 - 2015 Miranda TV Series Gary Preston
2010 Dappers TV Series Marco
2010 Merlin TV Series Cenred
2010 Accused TV Series Neil McGray
2011 Sugartown TV Series Max
2011 The Fades TV Mini-Series Mark
2011 Children in Need TV Series Gary Preston in Pineapple Dance Studios sketch
2012 The Preston Passion TV Movie Pilate
2012 Silent Witness TV Series Father Jacobs
2012 Playhouse Presents TV Series Bill
2012 Gates TV Series Mark
2012 The Secret of Crickley Hall TV Mini-Series Gabe Caleigh
2013 Once Upon a Time TV Series Robin Hood
2013 Agatha Christie's Poirot TV Series Detective Inspector Bland
2013 Walking Stories Short Jarrod
2013 Gothica TV Movie Victor Frankenstein
2014 Under Milk Wood TV Movie Mr. Ogmore
2014 Rush TV Series William P. Rush
2014 The Place We Go to Hide Short Quentin
2015 The Strain TV Series Rob Bradley
2015 - 2019 Lucifer TV Series Lucifer Morningstar
2018 Family Guy TV Series Oscar Wilde
2018 Queen America TV Series Andy
2019 Isn't It Romantic Hot Doctor (Todd)


  • Proposed to girlfriend Tamzin Outhwaite on her birthday in November 2005.
  • 8 years younger than ex-wife Tamzin Outhwaite.
  • Supports Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.
  • Has 3 sisters.
  • Is good friends with James McAvoy; he introduced him to his future wife Tamzin Outhwaite.
  • Became a father for the 1st time at age 26 when his ex-girlfriend Estelle Morgan gave birth to their daughter Nora Ellis in May 2005.
  • Became a father for the 2nd time at age 29 when his [now ex] wife Tamzin Outhwaite gave birth to their daughter Florence Elsie Ellis on 17 June 2008.
  • Became a father for the 3rd time at age 33 when his [now ex] wife Tamzin Outhwaite gave birth to their daughter Marnie Mae Ellis on 1 August 2012.
  • Enjoys playing golf.
  • Born on the same date as Rachel McAdams.
  • Son of Marilyn Jean (Hooper) and Christopher John Ellis, a Baptist minister. His uncle Robert Ellis is also a Baptist minister, and is the Principal of Regent's Park College, Oxford. His sister is also a Baptist minister.
  • His ancestry is English, along with Welsh and Cornish.
  • Before booking his first acting role at age 22 on the series Kiss Me Kate, he was a French horn player for the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra.
  • He also had film roles in Buffalo Soldiers (2001) and Vera Drake (2004).
  • He acted alongside Anna Chancellor in the short-lived series Suburban Shootout.
  • He was married to Tamzin Outhwaite from 2006 until 2014. In June 2019, he married Producer Meaghan Oppenheimer. He has a total of three daughters.