Who is Tom Cullen?
Tom Cullen was born on 17 July 1985 in Aberystwyth, Wales UK of English and Irish ancestry. So he is aged 33 and is an actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Russell in the independent romantic drama film “Weekend” (2011), playing Anthony ‘Tony’ Foyle, Viscount Gillingham in the ITV historical period drama series “Downton Abbey” (2013-2014) and as Sir Landry in the History drama series “Knightfall” (2017-2018). He is also known as a director, producer, and writer.
Would you like to know more about Tom Cullen’s professional career and personal life? How rich is he, as of now? Is he gay or not? If you are interested, stay tuned and find out.
Tom Cullen Net Worth
His career started in 2006, and he has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since, primarily known as a professional actor. So, if you ever wondered how rich Tom Cullen is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the size of his net worth is over $1 million, accumulated largely through his successful acting career, with another source coming from his career as a director, producer and writer. If he continues to develop his career further, his net worth will certainly increase in the coming years.
Early Life and Education
Concerning his early life, Tom Cullen spent his childhood in Llandrindod Wells, where he was raised alongside two siblings by his parents, whose names have not been revealed to the public, but it’s known that both are writers. At the age of 12, his family moved to Cardiff, where he went to Llanishen High School. His love for music was developed much earlier before he realized that he would like to pursue a career in the world of acting. So upon matriculation, Tom enrolled in the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD), from which he graduated with First Class Honours degree in Acting in 2009, after also attending the Central School of Speech and Drama for a year.
The late 2000s: Career Beginnings
Speaking about Tom’s professional acting career, it actually began in 2006, when he made his debut film appearance in the role of Jason in the horror thriller “Cravings”, directed by D.J. Evans, followed by his portrayal of Tom in the short film “Watch Me” (2008), which was nominated for the BAFTA Cymru Best Short Film award. By the end of the decade, he was also cast as Adam in the 2009 short film “20 Questions” and played Nico in another short film, entitled “Balance”, in 2010. Besides that, Tom guest-starred as Richard in two episodes of the S4C drama series “Pen Talar” (2010). All of these projects marked the establishment of his net worth.
The early 2010s: His Breakthrough
At the beginning of the following decade, Tom started pursuing more serious acting roles, as his breakthrough came when he landed the role of Russell in the independent romantic drama film “Weekend” (2011). The role led him to win such awards as the 2011 British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer and the 2011 Nashville Film Festival in the category for Best Actor, adding a considerable amount to his net worth and increasing enormously his popularity. Moreover, he was also named as one of the Stars of Tomorrow by Screen International in the same year. He then guest-starred as Jonas in an episode of the Channel 4 sci-fi series “Black Mirror” (2011), after which he was chosen to play Wulfric in the TV historical drama mini-series “World Without End” and featured in the title role in the short film “Henry”, both in 2012. Thanks to his accomplishment, The International Cinephile Society named him Best Actor in the same year.
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Tom’s next major roles came in 2013, when he featured as Richard Harrington in the sci-fi adventure “The Last Days On Mars”, and was then selected to portray Anthony ‘Tony’ Foyle, Viscount Gillingham in the ITV historical period drama series “Downton Abbey”, from 2013 to 2014, jointly winning the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and increasing his net worth by a large margin. Afterwards he played Ardavan in the 2014 biographical drama film “Desert Dancer”, directed by Richard Raymond and based on the true story of self-taught Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian. In 2015, he landed the role of Richard in the romantic drama “Black Mountain Poets”, which was followed by his appearances as Joe Rose in the ITV drama mini-series “The Trials Of Jimmy Rose” and Simon in the short film “The Batsman And The Ballerina”.
Thereafter, Tom continued to line up successes, and during the year 2016 he was very busy, as he landed the role of Nickie in the romantic drama “The Other Half”, next to Tatiana Maslany, played Colin in the drama “Happily Ever After”, and then was chosen to portray Mark Wells in the Sky1 crime drama series “The Five”, created by Harlan Coben. He then starred as Jake in Jim O’Hanlon’s drama “100 Streets” and as Tommy Madison in the psychological thriller “Mine”, both in 2016 as well. To speak further of his career, Tom was cast as Guy Fawkes in the BBC One mini-series “Gunpowder” (2017), along with Kit Harington and Liv Tyler, and was then chosen to portray Landry du Lauzon in the History drama series “Knightfall” during 2017 and 2018. Most recently, he guest-starred as Luc Simon in two episodes of the National Geographic anthology period drama “Genius” (2018), so his net worth is certainly still rising.
In addition to his career as an actor, Tom Cullen also tried himself as a director, producer and writer – he wrote and produced the 2008 short film “Naughties” alongside Alexander Vlahos, after which the duo established the Welsh company Undeb Theatre in 2009. Subsequently, he directed his own play “Kingfisher” in 2010, increasing further his net worth, and in 2016 was the executive producer of “The Other Half”. Moreover, his directorial debut, entitled “Pink Wall”, featuring Jay Duplass and Tatiana Maslany, was released in March of 2019.
Personal Life: Is he gay?
To talk about his personal life, Tom Cullen has been dating Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany since 2011; they met each other while they were filming “World Without End”. The couple’s current residence is in Los Angeles, California. So, if any of you ever wondered if Tom is gay or not, the answer is clear.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Speaking about his appearance and physical attributes, Tom Cullen is considered to be one of the most attractive men in the film industry. He has dark brown colored eyes and his natural hair color is dark brown. He also has an athletic body, and stands at an impressive height of 6ft 1ins (1.85m), while his weight is reputed to be around 183lbs (83kgs). His vital statistics are 43-37-33.
Social Media Presence
Tom Cullen is active across many of the most popular social media sites, which he uses not only to promote his career but also to share various other contents with his fans. So, he runs his official Instagram account, having almost 46,000 followers, as well as his official Twitter account, on which he has more than 31,000 followers.