Today on Netflix appeared the series "Sandman" based on the fantasy comic book of the same name by writer Neil Gaiman. The cast included Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones ), Jenna Coleman, Stephen Fry. But the main role - the ruler of the dreams of Morpheus - was played by Tom Sturridge. Before watching, we decided to recall what we know about the actor and where we have seen him.
We learned about him after the movie "Rock Wave"
In 2009, Richard Curtis' film "Rock Wave" was released about the pirate radio station Radio Rock, located on a ship drifting on the high seas. It existed in the 1960s, when the new sassy music popular with teenagers (like The Who, Jimi Hendrix and The Kinks, whose songs appeared on the soundtrack) did not find approval among adults. The hero of Tom Sturridge, 17-year-old Karl, goes to Radio Rock at the suggestion of his mother, and the leading stations begin to take an active part in his life, especially in his personal life. On this journey, Carl will fall in love and be disappointed, as well as make friends and grow up. Although "Rock Wave" did not pay off at the box office, the film became cult in its own way for fans of the era and was remembered for its colorful characters.
Tom Sturridge in Rock Wave
His father is director Charles Sturridge and one of his close friends is Robert Pattinson.
What you need to know about Tom Sturridge - Morpheus from the new series "The Sandman" (photo 2) Tom Sturridge for Mr Porter Tom Sturridge is the eldest son of British director and screenwriter Charles Sturridge. It is quite natural that his debut took place quite early, at the age of eight, and in his father's film: he played the son of the protagonist in the serial television adaptation of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. Lemuel Gulliver was portrayed by Ted Danson. “I don't actually include this experience on my acting resume because I just don't remember it. Do you yourself remember where you were at that age?” — said Sturridge in an interview with The Independent . Journeys won five Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Miniseries. What you need to know about Tom Sturridge - Morpheus from the new series "The Sandman" (photo 3)
Tom Sturridge for Mr Porter
At the age of 13, Sturridge met Robert Pattinson while studying at London's Harrodian School, and the two have been friends ever since. The new Batman even became the godfather of Tom's niece, and Sturridge introduced Pattinson to singer FKA Twigs - they dated for several years and were even engaged. By the way, Sturridge himself was credited with an affair with his Netflix colleague Maya Thurman-Hawke, and now he is dating model and designer Alexa Chung – in July they were seen together at Wimbledon matches.
He appeared in another highly anticipated series of the season , Irma Vep by Olivier Assayas.
In May, French director Olivier Assayas presented the mini-series Irma Vep, which he directed for HBO based on his 1996 film, at the Cannes Film Festival. That, in turn, was dedicated to working on a remake of the silent series "Vampires" by Louis Feuillade. Sturridge in the new "Irma" got the role of Eamonn - the ex-boyfriend of the main character Mira Harberg (played by Alicia Vikander). In the story, he comes to Paris, and the former lovers see each other for the first time after parting, which is difficult for them, also because Mira still has feelings for Eamonn. At the same time, Eamonn is already in another relationship - with Kristen Stewart's character, singer Lianna. Read about the costumes in the series here .
What you need to know about Tom Sturridge - Morpheus from the new series "The Sandman" (photo 5) Tom Sturridge and Kristen Stewart in Irma Vep What you need to know about Tom Sturridge - Morpheus from the new series "The Sandman" (photo 6)
He starred in a Burberry campaign with Sienna Miller
What you need to know about Tom Sturridge - Morpheus from the new series "The Sandman" (photo 7) Tom Sturridge and Sienna Miller for Burberry F/W 2013 Tom Sturridge was the face of Burberry's fall/winter 2013 collection, along with his then-lover Sienna Miller (they broke up in 2015, but have a common daughter, Marlowe Ottoline). Shooting for the British brand's campaign was the couple's first professional appearance in front of the camera. The actors in love were photographed by Mario Testino. What you need to know about Tom Sturridge - Morpheus from the new series "The Sandman" (photo 8)
Tom Sturridge and Sienna Miller for Burberry F/W 2013
He didn't read The Sandman before auditioning for Morpheus
In an interview with Rolling Stone , Tom Sturridge admitted that he did not have time to read Neil Gaiman's comic before auditioning, but quickly became a fan of it: "The casting process was long - about eight months, so it gave me the opportunity to reread all three thousand pages again and again. And I really love this comic. I think it's one of the most important works of the last thirty years." What you need to know about Tom Sturridge - Morpheus from the new series "The Sandman" (photo 9)
Tom Sturridge and Kirby Howell-Baptiste in The Sandman
According to the actor, The Sandman tells about the divine and atheism, literature and love, and also about death. He describes his hero, Morpheus, as "a voice in his head" - potentially dangerous, but authoritative and seductive.
“What I didn't expect was that The Sandman would be a story about stories. Since Morpheus occupies such an important position, the impression is created that he will be a traditional protagonist, although in fact he is more of a guide, a guide. He leads us to a lot of stories,” Sturridge noted in the same interview. What you need to know about Tom Sturridge - Morpheus from the new series "The Sandman" (photo 10)
Tom Sturridge and Stephen Fry in The Sandman