And then there were three…movie stars on Broadway, that is! English actor Tom Sturridge will make his Broadway debut in March alongside Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf in Lyle Kessler's explosive drama Orphans, and we feel sure you're dying to know more about this studly Brit—and we are, too. Here are six essential facts that you’ve gotta know about Tom Sturridge.
1. He’s Sienna Miller’s baby daddy—and fiancé.
Since 2011, Sturridge has been going steady with actress Sienna Miller—so steady, in fact, that in July 2012 the two welcomed their first child, daughter Marlowe Ottoline Layng. Lucky Tom: hot future wife and cool baby name.
2. He’s kind of a big deal in England.
American audiences are still getting to know the 27-year-old actor, but Brits are already familiar with the handsome face that has lit up the big screen in flicks like Vanity Fair, Junkhearts, The Boat That Rocked and Like Minds (playing Eddie Redmayne’s murderous roommate).
3. His best friend is Robert Pattinson.
Every Twilight fan will tell you that Sturridge is to Pattinson what Clooney is to Pitt. The close pals met during their school days, but ever since Twilight, Sturridge’s bromance with Pattinson has become the stuff of fandom legend. (Bonus fetal fact: Pattinson is the godfather of Sturridge’s niece.)
4. His whole family is in showbiz.
It’s no wonder that young Tom fell into the acting persuasion: his dad is writer/director Charles Sturridge (a three-time Emmy nominee) and his mum is actress Phoebe Nicholls (most recently seen on Downton Abbey). Keeping it in the family, Tom's younger sibs Matilda and Arthur are also performers.
5. He’s got stage pedigree.
In addition to his film work, Sturridge appeared at London's Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in the play Punk Rock, winning the 2009 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award. On film, he’s played opposite a ton of Broadway vets including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeremy Irons, Roz Ryan, Jonathan Pryce and Blythe Danner.
6. He once grew this amazing beard.
Nothing says "serious actor" like covering a beautiful face with a mass of hair.