Biography

Award-winning Director of Film, Theatre and Computer Games

A photograph of Tom Daley

Tom directed his first feature – Tiger House – which was released internationally in 2015.

Tom is currently developing VICIOUS DOGS with Scott Stuber’s Bluegrass Films and XYZ, HUNTED BY NIGHT with Addictive Pictures and NIGHTHAWK with Prescience to direct and MGM’s EICHMANN with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Matt Charman to produce.

Tom has his own production company, Accelerate Films.

Tom studied English Literature at Edinburgh University.

Tom started his career as an Assistant Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and was then the recipient of the Bulldog Bursary as Director-on Attachment at the Royal National Theatre. Tom’s short film credits include The Rules of the Game – which was a finalist in the online Cannes Short Film Corner 2009, nominated for Best UK Short at Raindance 2009 and was in the official selection in the Montreal Film Festival 2009. Most recently he has directed Pork for the UK Film Council and the teaser for Tiger House starring James Purefoy.

Tom directs the voice work in major Computer Game titles at Side. Credits include Goldeneye, Kinect Sports (Best Family Game, BAFTA 2011) and Shogun 2 (Best Strategy Game, BAFTA 2012).

Tom’s Directing credits in theatre include The Pride (Beme Theatre, Munich and Koninklijke Schouwburg, The Hague), After Miss Julie (Salisbury Playhouse), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and Rope (Watermill Theatre), Invisible Mountains (Royal National Theatre), The School of Night (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Ash Girl (RADA), Plenty, The Blue Room, Macbeth and Coriolanus (Guildhall), Casanova and Splendour (RWCMD) and The Possibilities (Rose Bruford).

Tom has worked as an Assistant Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Barbican Theatre and Citizens Theatre. He has worked as an Associate Director at the Royal National Theatre (UK Tour) and with Propeller Theatre Company (World Tour).

Opera Directing credits include Rusalka for English Touring Opera.

Tom runs his own Drama School and sits on the audition panel at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Reviews

After Miss Julie: Salisbury Playhouse
‘Tom Daley’s highly-charged production is utterly riveting…The cast of three are all excellent. Tom Scutt’s lovingly detailed set with its white tiled walls, huge working range, Butler sinks, and suspended pots and pans is outstanding and David Holmes’ lighting design complements it beautifully…This is a production where the sum of its parts adds up to a deeply satisfying whole.’
The Stage

Rusalka: English Touring Opera, Hackney Empire and UK Tour
‘engraged, disquieting music theatre…deserves to be seen’ The Guardian

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice: Watermill Theatre, Newbury
‘Director Tom Daley steers adroitly through some genuine highs and lows…the production, and Miss Price, are right’, The Evening Standard

Rope: Watermill Theatre, Newbury
‘hugely gripping drama. The production is every bit as entertaining as the recent Old Vic revival of Hamilton’s later success Gaslight’ The Oxford Times

Invisible Mountains: Royal National Theatre Education Tour

The School of Night: RSC Fringe

A&R: Edinburgh Fringe
‘Morris’s play is almost without fault’, The Independent

A Good One is a Dead One: Dublin Festival
‘A superlative production’ (Five stars), The Irish Times