Tom Burke - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 10, 2022

Tom Burke
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Strike (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : June 30, 1981 (age 42)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Tom Liam Benedict Burke
Birth Place: London, England
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: David Burke
Mother's Name: Anna Calder-Marshall
Siblings: N/A
University: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, National Youth Theatre
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Irish, English, Scottish, German)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: 78 kg (171.96 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Tom Burke?

Tom Burke is an actor by profession and English by nationality. He is well known for starring in the BBC series The Musketeers as Athos, in War & Peace as Dolokhov, and in Strike as Cormoran Strike.

Tom Burke – Age, Parents, Siblings

Tom Burke’s birth took place on 30 June 1981 in London, England. He was born as Tom Liam Benedict Burke to his mother Anna Calder-Marshall and his father David Burke. He also has other famous names in his family. 

His grandparents were writers Arthur Calder-Marshall and Ara Calder-Marshall and his godparents are Alan Rickman and Bridget Turner. Not much has been shared about his siblings if he has any.

Tom Burke with his father (Image: BBC)

Education, Ethnicity

Having been diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age, he dropped out of school at the age of 17 before completing his A-levels. He attended dance school and later studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) when he was 18 years old. He also joined the National Youth Theatre. 

His ethnicity includes Irish, English, Scottish, and German.

Tom Burke – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Burke is a very secretive person. Not many details have been shared when it comes to his previous romantic relationship and dating history. However, he did reveal in an October 2018 interview with The Telegraph that he lives in east London with his girlfriend who is also an actress.

Tom Burke has never married and is sans wife and children.

Tom Burke in the theatre production of Romeo and Juliet (Image: Pinterest)

Tom Burke – Career

Early Days

Burke’s first role was in the film Dragonheart: A New Beginning (1999) as Roland followed by the role in a 1999 episode of Dangerfield. He then went on to star in the films The Libertine (2005), I Want Candy (2007), Donkey Punch (2008), Telstar (2009), and guest roles in the TV series State of Play (2003), The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2004), Jericho (2005), Agatha Christie's Poirot (2009), etc.

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Films, Series, Theatre

In the last decade, Tom Burke has worked in numerous TV series as well as films. The films in which he has starred include Third Star (2010), The Invisible Woman (2013), The Souvenir (2019), and Mank (2020) as Orson Welles. He has had guest roles in the TV series Great Expectations (2011), Utopia (2013-2014), the miniseries War & Peace (2016), and the main role in The Musketeers (2014-2016) as Athos, and Strike (2017-present) as Cormoran Strike.

Moreover, Burke has worked in theatre plays since the early 2000s and has worked in the theatre production of Gertrude – The Cry (2002), Macbeth (2005), I'll Be The Devil (2008), and Rosmersholm (2019) name a few.


On the set of Mank, Tom Burke has worked with Tuppence Middleton, Tom Pelphrey, Toby Leonard Moore, and Sam Troughton

Tom Burke in Strike (Image: TV Insider)

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Tom Burke – Awards, Nominations

Tom Burke has been nominated for British Independent Film Award for Best Actor (2019) and has won Ian Charleson Award (2008). 

Tom Burke – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Burke are under review.

Tom Burke – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Tom Burke is absent but some fan accounts have been set up in his name.

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