2. He was in the same school as Sam Heughan and James McAvoy
For those who didn't know, Tom Ellis studied drama at the Royal Scottish Academy in Glasgow, Scotland. And he's not the only star to have attended classes at this school. When he was studying, he was friends with Sam Heughan (Outlander). Several years later, they both found themselves in series available on Netflix.
The main actor of Lucifer had told Interview Magazine: “I knew Sam when we went to the same theater school. I had a few discussions with him about our training. But my experience didn't work at all. was the same. I felt encouraged and by very important people in the school staff, “” I know Sam's experience was very different from mine (teachers told him he didn't know play, editor's note) but in the end I was very happy with the 3 years I spent there ” .
But Jamie's interpreter wasn't the only known face he met there. Tom Ellis was also very good friends with James McAvoy ( It 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Split, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, His Dark Materials: At The Crossroads of Worlds ). “My best friend of my year was James McAvoy,” he admitted. Tom Ellis had also met Laura Donnelly ( Outlander, Brittania, The Fall ) there.
3. He who incarnates the devil is the son of a pastor
He may interpret the devil himself in Lucifer , yet Tom Ellis is the son of a Baptist pastor. Several people in his family are pastors and he was brought up in a religious education. This is what he revealed to TV Mag Le Figaro: “My father, my uncle and my sister are pastors. I'm not sure they watch the series but they reacted rather well. My father is the priest. the most humanist ever. I grew up in a house without taboos where we talked about beauty, love, tolerance and peace and where the devil was only rarely mentioned. It is because I received an excellent religious education that I gave myself the freedom to take on this role “ .
4. The actor dreams of playing with Tom Hanks
He, who gets along very well with his playing partner Lauren German, aka Chloe Decker in the series, dreams of one day being able to give the answer to Tom Hanks. “As you get older, life becomes less and less intelligible. You can either indulge in a feeling of hopelessness or become one with it to better find your own path. I admire Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hanks for their acting but also because they have a real zest for life in what they do. This is what I'm aiming for today “ he had first indicated to L'Express.
Tom Ellis then told New Potato: “Tom Hanks has always been one of my heroes. I think he's the complete actor, and I would love to have the opportunity to work with him. His humanity and his humor is reflected in everything he does, and i love practically every movie he has made. he also has a childish quality that i find myself in; you can tell he has a certain zest for life . “
5. One day, a fan offered to lick her face
So this is a completely crazy anecdote that the comedian detailed at the JIBland 2 convention. Asked about his “ weirdest discussion with fans” , he revealed that “it was during an event for a charity. A woman and a man came up to me, and the woman asked me if she could take a picture with me. I agreed and her husband was going to take the picture. But at one point, she told me. looked at me and said 'Can I lick your face?' And I replied that I felt a little uncomfortable about the idea and that I preferred to avoid it. But her husband said 'Go ahead, lick his face' . A very embarrassing moment which he remembers as if it were yesterday.
6. He is the father of 3 children
You might not have known it, but Tom Ellis is a father of 3. The 41-year-old actor is the proud father of 3 daughters. Nora, the eldest, was born in 2005 from her former relationship with Estelle Morgan. Then, he tasted the joys of fatherhood again with actress Tamzin Outhwaite (whom he married in 2006). Two girls were born from this union (which also belongs to the past): Florence Elsie, born in 2008 and Marnie Mae, born in 2012.
He had also confessed to DA MAN not having been able to see them during the confinement, he living in California in the United States and his children living in the United Kingdom: “I have remained nailed in Los Angeles with my wife since the The fifth season of Lucifer filming has been suspended. Unfortunately, the lockdown meant I couldn't see my children – who live in the UK – for several months. It was the hardest part of it all for me. But at least we're all healthy. I'm grateful . “
Now married to screenwriter Meaghan Oppenheimer since 2019, will Tom Ellis have a fourth child? Maybe a boy this time, or maybe a fourth girl.