Take A Look At Tom Ellis' Career With The Help Of Lucifer Season One12:04:00
Good Afternoon Lovelies,
Many of us will know the face of Tom Ellis by now. Whether it is playing the love interest in Miranda to Lucifer, the devil, on Amazon Video, he has become a screen icon in many ways. In this article to celebrate his career and the release of Lucifer the complete first season on DVD and Blu-Ray, I thought we would go back in time.
I will admit that I did not write it lovelies, but I hope that you all enjoy reading it and having fun remembering him in these roles. Enjoy...
Tom Ellis has been in a variety of successful TV shows in the UK and has now moved on to star in the devilishly delightful Lucifer as the titular character. Ahead of the release of the complete first season on DVD October 17, we’re delving into the different characters he’s played over the years.
Miranda: Tom starred alongside funny woman Miranda Hart, in the comedy series Miranda, as her old university friend and love interest, Gary Preston. The premise of the show was focused on the socially inept Miranda, who often finds herself in uncomfortable, comical situations. Gary is a good-looking, friendly chef who has a bit of a soft spot for Miranda. The character featured in all 20 episodes of the 3 series which aired from 2009 to 2015. Despite their up and down relationship, the final episode sees them end up happily ever after when they get married.
Agatha Christie's Poirot: In 2013, Ellis made a one-off appearance in the much loved crime series as Detective Inspector Bland, the officer in charge of investigating the murder of Marlene Tucker. In the episode ‘Dead Man's Folly’, Mrs Oliver is asked to devise a murder hunt for a Devon fête, but her sense of foreboding summons Poirot to the scene. Her fears are realised when the girl playing murder victim winds up truly murdered.
The Catherine Tate Show: Sam Speed is a time-travelling policeman, played by Ellis, in 3 episodes of The Catherine Tate Show; 1951-2006 (2006), Christmas Special (2007) and Nan's Christmas Carol (2009). The ‘Life at Ma’s’ sketch was based on a parody of Life on Mars which features Catherine Tate as Ma Willow, the overbearing owner of the boarding house "Ma's" during the 1950s, who takes in Sam after he’s hit by a car. The actual Life on Mars star Philip Glenister made a guest appearance in the 2007 Christmas special.
Merlin: In season 3 of the fantasy drama Merlin, Tom Ellis appeared as a long-haired King Cenred who was the ruler of the kingdom Essetir, a neighboring kingdom of Camelot. He was also an associate of Morgause, and the two of them spent much of their time plotting to take over Camelot or assassinate Arthur and Uther. The character came to a tragic end when Morgause betrayed him by taking control of his army, which had just been made immortal via the Cup of Life, and ordered one of the soldiers to kill him.
EastEnders: In January 2006, Ellis entered Walford as the dishy Dr. Oliver who inevitably had a dramatic few months in the square. His storyline was strongly tied to ‘Little Mo’ Slater who confided in him about her struggles with motherhood. The pair had a turbulent relationship as a result of him betraying her by revealing her struggles to his colleague. Despite begging for forgiveness, there was no happy ending for Dr Oliver and Little Mo, who both went their separate way from Walford.
Lucifer - Lucifer Morningstar: In the gripping series based on the DC Comic character, Tom plays the title role of Lucifer Morningstar, AKA The Devil. The series follows Lucifer who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and retired to the City of Angels where he is indulges in a few of his favorite things — wine, women and song. When a beautiful pop star is brutally murdered before his eyes, he feels something awaken deep within him – for the first time in roughly 10 billion years. Is he actually capable of feelings for a human being? The very thought disturbs him — as well as his best friend and confidante, Mazikeen (aka Maze), a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman. The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective Chloe Decker, who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer. As they work together to solve the murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe’s inherent goodness. Used to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, he begins to wonder if there’s hope yet. Maybe everyone’s got a chance for redemption. Even the Devil.
Lucifer: The Complete First Season is released on DVD October 17, 2016