Nov. 17th, 1978
Bangor, Wales, UK
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Tom Ellis (born November 17, 1978 in Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales, UK) is a Welsh actor best known for playing Dr. Oliver Cousins in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and Detective Sergeant Sam Speed in a Life on Mars parody on The Catherine Tate Show. He was also Sam in the BBC comedy Pulling and played Gary in the BBC2/BBC1 comedy Miranda.
Ellis' father, sister and uncle are all church ministers, with his uncle, Robert Ellis, being principal of Regent's Park College, Oxford, which his father, Chris, 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. Ellis was married to actress Tamzin Outhwaite from 2006-2014. On June 25, 2008, she gave birth to their first daughter, Florence Elsie. He has another daughter, Nora, from a previous relationship. On December 20, 2008, the pair appeared on the ITV gameshow All Star Mr & Mrs Christmas Special. On March 19, 2012, Ellis announced via his Twitter account that Outhwaite was pregnant with their second daughter, Marnie Mae, who was born on August 2, 2012. On August 29, 2013, Ellis and Outhwaite announced their separation. Their spokesperson stated that the couple had separated and the following month, Outhwaite filed for divorce, citing Ellis' infidelity as the grounds for dissolution of the marriage. Ellis was a Sheffield Wednesday fan, but now supports Arsenal.
Other notable roles include Justyn in Channel 4's No Angels and Thomas Milligan in the series three finale of British science-fiction television programme Doctor Who. In 2013, he was cast as Victor Frankenstein ("a brilliant doctor who's trying to find a way to bring his late daughter, Anna, back to life") in the ABC pilot series Gothica, a modern-day supernatural drama. 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 would premiere on January 25, 2016. In July and August 2009, Ellis starred in ITV comedy drama Monday Monday with Fay Ripley. Ellis was the star of the USA network series Rush, playing a Hollywood physician.
- 9 years younger than wife 'Tamzin Outhwaite' (qv).
- Got engaged in 2005 to actress 'Tamzin Outhwaite' (qv).
- Supports Sheffield Wednesday Football Club.
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