A seasoned theatre performer, Tom Burke received the Ian Charleson Award in 2008 for his role of ‘Adolf’ in Creditors, directed by Alan Rickman at the Donmar Warehouse. Burke’s successful stage career has spanned well over a decade from his lead as Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa, in a revival of Friedrich Schiller’s Don Carlos, to other notable performances in The Deep Blue Sea (2016) as ‘Freddie’, and The Doctor’s Dilemma (2012) at the National Theatre, and many more.
Also known for television, Burke most recently starred as lead in the STRIKE series (2017-2019), a BBC TV series adaptation of the crime novel series written by J. K. Rowling under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, and is perhaps best known for his highly-praised portrayal of Athos in the BBC Series The Musketeers, followed closely by his more recent role, Fredya Dolokhov, in the hugely popular BBC adaptation of Tolstoy’s War & Peace, which was widely lauded as one of the standout series from 2016.
Tom co-stars in the highly anticipated The Souvenir. The film centers around the relationship between Tom’s complex character ‘Anthony’ and co-star Honor Swinton Byrne as ‘Julie’, an ambitious film student experiencing her first love affair.