Tom Burke is a brilliant English actor who rose to fame through his appearance in the BBC action drama series The Musketeers. He portrayed the lead role of Athos in the series from 2014 to 2016. In addition, he also played the role of Dolokhov in the War & Peace as well as Cormoran in Strike, among others. The actor began his acting career in 1999 and has been a prominent figure in the British movie industry for over ten decades and counting. Interestingly, the prolific actor has done a job in the TV series as well as movies and other theatre productions. Learn more about the British actor’s biography and personal life below.
Tom Burke’s Bio
The Musketeer’s star was born as Tom Liam Benedict Burke on the 30th day of June 1981 in London, England. He came from a lineage of movie stars and was raised by English parents Anna Calder-Marshall and her husband David Burke. He nurtured the dream of becoming an actor from a very young age which led him to enroll at the National Youth Theatre. Burke possesses British nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
During his childhood days, suffered from a medical disorder called dyslexia. This made it very difficult for Tom to develop faster academically. Interestingly, Tom is so gifted in acting and coming from a star-studded family, he didn’t find it hard in finding his way in front of the camera. He featured on several theatre productions at the Young Arden Theatre and Box Clever Theatre. Tom also starred in different plays organized by his parents in their hometown.
Soon after his graduation, Burke made his first professional appearance in 1999 when he starred in the action comedy Dragonheart: A New Beginning. After that, he went on to appear in his first television series State of Play alongside John Simm in 2003. He followed it up with Bella and the Boys in 2004 as well as Cassanova along with David Tennant in 2005.
He played a minor role in BBC’s Heroes and Villains and The Trial of Tony Blair in 2007. The English actor portrayed Ronald Cartland in the British mystery drama series Agatha Christie’s Poirot. After which he featured in few episodes of other TV series including The Hour, Heading Out, and Great Expectations.
Tom Burke got his breakthrough in 2014 when she earned a spot on BBC series The Musketeers. He played the lead role of Athos in the series alongside Peter Capaldi and Cabrera Santiago from 2014 to 2016. Later on, he starred in War & Peace where he played Fedor Dolokhov in 2016. Since 2017, he has been playing the main role in the British crime drama series titled Strike along with Holliday Grainger and Ben Crompton.
In addition to his television career, the actor has equally starred in several movies to date. Some of his notable movies include The Hooligan Factory, The Invincible Woman, Third Star, The Collectors, and I want Candy, among others. Tom Burke has also made noteworthy appearances in other theatre productions including Romeo and Juliet, Restoration, The Incarcerator, and The Creditors for which he won the Ian Charleson Award in 2008.
Is Tom Burke Married or In a Relationship? Wife or Girlfriend?
The prolific actor has won the heart of his many fans with his impressive and unique acting style. While he has been on the limelight for a long time, nothing much could be said about his love life. Tom Burke has decided to keep his personal life and relationships away from the media. He has joined the long list of celebrities who enjoy keeping a low profile when it comes to their personal life. The much we could gather is that Tom has been dating a fellow movie star whose name he has hidden from the media. The duo was said to have kicked off their relationship two years ago.
Interestingly, Tom and his partner have been enjoying a blissful relationship even though they are yet to tie the knot. Perhaps, they might have such plans but it’s not on their priority list. As per having children, the lovebirds haven’t revealed such plans yet; they are both focused on reaching the climax of their respective careers. Meanwhile, Tom recently co-founded a theatre company called Ara along with an Israeli theatre director named Gadi Roll.