Man Crush Monday: Tom Bateman

So, if you’re a murder mystery buff Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is probably on your watch list. As well as offering a great ‘whodunit’ plot it also features an A+ cast including Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz.  Another great draw is rising British actor Tom Bateman.  Tom gradated from LAMDA  in 2011 and cut his teeth in the TV series The Tunnel and Da Vinci’s Demons.  However his most recognisable role to date is probably Robert Jekyll in the TV series Jekyll & Hyde.  Over the summer he put his American accent to trial opposite Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn in Snatched and he is currently filming the TV adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel Vanity Fair. Something tells me we’ll be seeing lots more of Mr Bateman…


Why we love him…


Tom Bateman


Least likely to…turn down a challenge. Tom played Amy Schumer’s love interest in Snatched and recounts that they did a lot of improvisation. He says, “The first scene we did, we improvised quite a lot and we got so off pace…I was just throwing things at her almost trying to throw her going, ‘She can’t have a response for this.’ She’s got a response for everything.”


Tom Bateman


Impress him with…drive. The Snatched star isn’t one to sit around doing nothing. He recently had three weeks off work and rather than pot around ‘relaxing’ Tom learned to be a scuba diver. In a WWD interview he admitted, “Second day in I was bored, so I flew to Gozo [Malta], and I did my license…”


Tom Bateman


Mention…a moustache. Tom grew a moustache for a play he was appearing in as part of Kenneth Branagh’s Theatre Company, and deeply regretted it. Speaking to 1883 magazine he revealed, “I’ve got no-one to blame but myself – it was my idea. It’s such a cliché, a man gets a part and says, ‘I’m going to grow a beard or a goatee or a moustache or shave my head or something’. I decided on a moustache. I’m massively regretting it now.”


Tom Bateman


And another thing…Tom is one of 14 children. Not only that but he also has a twin brother. Present buying mush have been a joy in their household!

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