“Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, played by Tom Hardy, who returns to London in 1814 and is encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal.”
Tom Hollander (Rev., The Night Manager, Doctor Thorne) is appearing, as ‘Cholmondeley’ (usually pronounced Chumley), in an episode (not sure which) of a new period drama series – Taboo. The series is premiering in the UK on Saturday 7 January at 9.15pm, BBC 1 and in the US on Wednesday 10 Jan at 10pm, FX. The hashtag’s #TabooFX and official account is @TabooFX.
The programme’s website has some information about all the actors involved, but the page isn’t accessible to those of us in the UK. My spies in the US excerpted this text from Tom’s page (cached page visible in UK, use Ctrl+A to make text visible and Ctrl+F to search within the page) and here it is below – unless the people behind the show ask me to take it down 🙂
I think filming and bio-wrangling might have taken place before Tom’s role as Henry Carr in Travesties was announced as it’s not mentioned in his bio below, but if you’re in London between 3 February and 29 April 2017 you can see him on stage in the West End! And you should, cos he’s fantastic and so is the play (it’s very funny).
“Tom Hollander stars opposite Tom Hardy as “Cholmondeley.” He grew up in Oxford, went to school locally and read English Literature at Cambridge. As a boy, he was a member of the National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Music Theatre. He was the original “Baby” in Jez Butterworth’s Mojo at the Royal Court and played “Celia” in the Cheek by Jowl all male As You Like It, opposite Adrian Lester. Film credits amongst many include: The Riot Club, The Invisible Woman, About Time, Hanna, In the Loop, A Good Year, Pride and Prejudice, Pirates of the Caribbean (II and III), and Gosford Park.
In 2016 he appeared on BBC1 for Susanne Bier’s hugely successful The Night Manager and on ITV for Julian Fellowes’ adaptation of Dr Thorne, and will be appearing in The Weinstein Company’s upcoming film Tulip Fever with Christoph Waltz and Alicia Vikander. Later this year he will appear in Terry George’s The Promise with Christian Bale and Oscar Issacs, and is about to start shooting Breathe, directed by Andy Serkis. Last year, he won an RTS award for Best Actor for his portrayal of “Dylan Thomas” in BBC2’s Andrew Davis and Aisling Walshs’ A Poet in New York, produced by Griff Rhys Jones and Sarah Broughton for Modern Television. In 2009, he co-created the BBC2 series Rev with James Wood. He has been nominated as an actor four times at the TV BAFTAs and has won once, as a Producer for Rev.”