7 Facts About Daisy Ridley’s New Boyfriend Tom Bateman

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Tom Bateman is the man lucky enough to call himself the boyfriend of gorgeous British actress, Daisy Ridley.

Tom’s leading lady is best known for her role of Rey in the recent Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

She was born Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley on April 10, 1992, to a banker mother and a photographer father. Raised in London, she was set to study dance and acting at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire as a way to channel her mischievousness.

After graduating in 2010, Ridley accumulated a string of bit parts on British TV, appearing in a sci-fi short film, played a party-goer in a video for rapper Wiley, and appeared in a BAFTA-nominated educational short about how to prevent choking deaths.

It wasn’t really until 2015, when she was casted in Star Wars: The Force Awakens that we heard of her. Since then, the stunning Briton has taken on other roles including, Murder on the Orient Express, a 2017 film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s detective novel.

Daisy who took psychology courses and was included in People magazine’s World’s Most Beautiful 2016 list, was in a previous relationship with actor boyfriend Charles Hamblett. Now it’s time to meet her new fella.

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#1 He is also in the business

Tom Bateman is a handsome actor who probably met Daisy while filming for the movie, Murder On The Orient Express.

#2 He is also from the UK

Tom Bateman was born March 15, 1989 in Oxford, United Kingdom and was raised in Jericho in Oxford by teacher parents.

#3 He has over a dozen siblings

According to his IMDb page, he is one of fourteen children and has a twin brother.

#4 He studied acting

He attended Cherwell School before joining the National Youth Theatre and enrolling at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where he was awarded the Leverhulme Scholarship.

#5 He’s done mostly theater and has had several roles on television

Even before graduating in 2011 he was treading the boards alongside Catherine Tate and David Tennant in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at the Wyndhams theatre. He also played prince Richard in ‘The Lion in Winter’ at the Theatre Royal Haymarket with Joanna Lumley and Robert Lindsay and in 2012 opposite Eve Best in ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ at the Old Vic.

#6 He starred in Jekyll and Hyde

In 2015 the hunk starred as the title character in the 10-episode British television series Jekyll and Hyde.

#7 A film producer accidentally spilled the beans on their relationship

Film producer Judy Hofflund let slip last month that ‘something kinda happened’ between the two during the filming of Murder On The Orient Express.