Tom Ellis is an actor who can be seen in the lead role in Hulu’s adaptation of the novel Washington Black. He is best known for playing the title character, “Lucifer Morningstar,” in the FOX drama series Lucifer for Warner Brothers Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The story centers on “Lucifer” who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals. Based on the characters from DC Entertainment’s comic book Vertigo, the series premiered to favorable reviews, and Ellis’s role earned him a Teen Choice Award nomination in the category of “Choice TV: Breakout Star.” Lucifer also received nominations for a Teen Choice Award and People’s Choice Award for “Choice TV: Breakout Show” and “Favorite TV Crime Drama.” Ellis is also well known for playing renegade physician “Dr. William Rush” in USA Network’s Rush. Written and directed by Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies) and Fox 21, Rush was an original medical drama series.
A native of Wales, Ellis is known for his roles on the hit BBC2/BBC1 comedy series, Miranda and the Sky Living series, Gates. Ellis also starred opposite Natalie Dormer in the critically acclaimed BBC series, The Fades, which won a BAFTA Award for Best Drama Series. He also has appeared in Agatha Christie: Poirot and in the long-running hit British science-fiction television series, Doctor Who. On the feature side, his credits include Buffalo Soldiers, Vera Drake, and Miss Conception.
In addition to Ellis’ notable film and television projects, Italian designer Salvatore Ferragamo tapped Ellis and Kaya Scodelario to appear in the short film, Walking Stories, directed by Luca Guadagnino, for the brand. Released in eight bi-weekly episodes, the first private screening was hosted by W magazine’s Stefano Tonchi in New York.
Ellis was born in Cardiff, Wales, attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and currently resides in London.