Phillip, a seemingly simple-minded and emotionally-damaged orphaned youth who has spent his entire life inside a decrepit row house in North Philadelphia.
Tom Sturridge made his Broadway debut in the scene-stealing role of Phillip in Lyle Kessler's Orphans. He began acting as a child in the 1996 television adaptation of Gulliver's Travels. He is best known for his roles in films including Pirate Radio, Being Julia, Vanity Fair, Like Minds and The Boat That Rocked.
Other Honors for This Role:
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
—Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance
—Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance
This is Sturridge's first Tony nomination.
Sturridge and actress Sienna Miller have been in a relationship since March 2011. They welcomed their first child, daughter Marlowe Ottoline Layng on July 8, 2012.
"I was incredibly moved by [Orphans] when I read it. To be an English person in my 20s, doing a Broadway show—it’s one of the mountains I wanted to climb." — Sturrdige in a Fresh Face interview with Broadway.com, 4/25