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Tom Payne makes his feature film debut in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, and was cited in 2007 as one of Screen International's "Stars of Tomorrow."
The U.K. native is a graduate of London's Central School of Speech and Drama, from which he earned his BA in Acting in 2005. At the School, he appeared in stagings of such plays as Class Enemy, The Balcony, The Rivals, Three Sisters, A Midsummer Night's Dream (as Bottom), Richard III, and The Man Who Had All the Luck.
Post-graduation, Mr. Payne starred in a lead role in David Grindley's sold-out New Ambassadors revival of Journey's End in London's West End; and played opposite Imogen Stubbs in Maria Aberg's Soho Theatre staging of Shrieks of Laughter.
He has also made appearances on U.K. television, in episodes of Skins and Casualty. He had a regular role on the hit show Waterloo Road; and has costarred in the telefilms Miss Marie Lloyd (directed by James Hawes) and He Kills Coppers (directed by Adrian Shergold) for Ecosse Films.