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Sam Riley

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8, 1980
Menston, England
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8, 1980 (age 39)
Menston, England


Actor and musician first known as a member of the popular band 10,000 Things. They disbanded in 2005. Riley received widespread recognition for his roles in Control and Maleficent. In 2016, he appeared as Darcy in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Before Fame

He got his big break by playing musician Ian Curtis in the 2007 biopic film Control about the band Joy Division.


He worked as a part-time model and was the face of Burberry's 2008 fashion line.

Family Life

In 2009, he married Control co-star Alexandra Maria Lara. The couple welcomed a son, Ben, in January 2014.

Associated With

He appeared alongside Angelina Jolie in Disney's Maleficent.