Originally from Yorkshire, Tom trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. Whilst at RADA, he studied and interpreted the great classic plays, from Greek through Shakespeare, Jacobean tragedy, Restoration comedy, Victorian melodrama, Ibsen, Chekov, as well as more contemporary literature. He collaborated with directors such as Helen Eastman, the late William Gaskell, Helen Strange, Rachel Grunwald, Sebastien Harkem, Edward Kemp, and Dee Cannon, among others; taking the roles of Heracles in Antigone, Medley in The Man of Mode and Claudius in Hamlet. Among more recent and contemporary works, Tom performed in Tony Kuschner's A Bright Room Called Day, Sarah Kane's Cleansed and Marivaux's La Dispute. Upon graduation, Tom joined Katie Mitchell's company at the National Theatre where he performed in Thomas Heywood's 17th century play A Woman Killed with Kindness', after which he toured a repertoire of Shakespeare's The Tempest and The Taming of the Shrew, playing Caliban and Hortensio respectively. He returned to London's Finborough Theatre to perform in William Hoffmans' 1985 pioneering AIDS play As Is. Subsequently, Tom joined the Almeida Theatre playing Sean Bateman in Rupert Gould's critically acclaimed musical, American Psycho. In addition, he has taken up various classical and contemporary roles; Mr. Darcy in a stage adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, returning to RADA to direct and act in a double bill of David Ive's Sure Thing and Timothy Mason's Sorry at its annual Festival. Tom has worked predominantly in theatre but outside of theatre he has recited for the BBC's Bafta award-winning Poetry Between the Lines and has made appearances in ITV's drama The Children Next Door and the BBC's Doctors.