Tom was born in 1989, to two teachers, one of fourteen children and has a twin brother. Brought up in Jericho in Oxford he attended Cherwell School before joining the National Youth Theatre and enrolling at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he was awarded the Leverhulme Scholarship. Even before graduating in 2011 he was treading the boards alongside Catherine Tate and David Tennant in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at the Wyndhams theatre, following this later in the year as prince Richard in ‘The Lion in Winter’ at the Theatre Royal Haymarket with Joanna Lumley and Robert Lindsay and in 2012 opposite Eve Best in ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ at the Old Vic. In 2015 he took the title role in ‘Shakespeare in Love’ at the Noel Coward Theatre before joining Kenneth Branagh’s repertory company at the Garrick. After several small roles on television he took on more substantial parts in 2013 in ‘The Tunnel’ and as Giuliano De Medici in ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ and in 2015 was playing the lead (s) in ‘Jekyll and Hyde’.