A prolific and award-winning British actor and comedian, Tom has brought his talents of improvisation and comic timing to a range of wildly varied projects. He stars in “The Leisure Class” for HBO this Summer, a feature and 10-part series commissioned as part of the channel’s Project Greenlight programme, executive produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
His many other credits include the Emmy-award winning “Hatfield and McCoys”, the Golden Globe winning “Episodes”, Comedy Central’s “Big Bad World” and the lead in “Killer Moves” a TV pilot that won the Critic’s Choice award at the 2013 New York Television Festival.
As a live comedy performer Tom has taken eight full length solo comedy shows to the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as three more as part of “Tommy and the Weeks” his double act with fellow Brit and Leisure Class actor Ed Weeks (shows which spawned two TV pilots.) He is one of the regular cast of the hugely successful London comedy night “The Alternative Comedy Memorial Society” which also had its own TV pilot. His latest show “Knightmare Live” (“a nostalgic dream come true” TimeOut) toured the UK before transferring to the West End of London.
Tom has also carved an unlikely niche playing robots and aliens. He braved prosthetics to create the character of “Ludus”, host of the hit BBC game show of the same name and as Jathro for every series of Russell T. Davies’s “Wizards vs Aliens.” Most recently he starred as Bob the Robot, host of ITV’s “Horrible Science” and as a “Synthetic” in ABC’s “Humans”. Tom also snuck into “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” helping to bring to life a range of different characters for their Creature FX department.
Tom was one of the leads in the original short film version of “The Leisure Class.” The feature version sees him reunited with Ed Weeks for the first time in over 4 years, their last roles together being slightly less glamorous, as a giant Greek prawn and a Scottish dog for kid’s TV.
Tom Bell is represented by Hatch Talent for acting and writing and by Sue Terry Voices for voiceover work.