FULL NAME : Thomas Stuart Chambers
DATE OF BIRTH : 22nd May 1977
PLACE OF BIRTH : Darley Dale, Derbyshire.
HEIGHT : 6ft
FAMILY : Father, Stuart – a chartered accountant and housewife mother, Rosie. Has four siblings.
WIFE: Clare Harding (m.2008).
CHILDREN : One son, William (b.2011) and one daughter, Olive (b.2014)
SCHOOLING : Repton School. Also attended National Youth Music Theatre.
TRAINED : Guildford School of Acting.
ON JOINING HOLBY : ‘I was like a rabbit caught in headlights when I first started on the show because it was such a big deal for me’.
ON RESEARCH FOR HOLBY ROLE : Tom observed open heart surgery in preparation for his role. ‘I was stood there watching a person having their chest sawn open and could see their heart still beating. It was like the film Alien’.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN THREE WORDS : ‘Happy-go-lucky’
FAVE FILMS : Shawshank Redemption, It’s A Wonderful Life
TELEVISION CREDITS : Elizabeth – The Virgin Queen; The Afternoon Play; Holby City; Waterloo Road; Fathe Brown; The Great Train Robbery; Casualty; Emmerdale, Midsomer Murders; Father Brown
* Tom won Series 6 of Strictly Come Dancing
FILM CREDITS : Representative Radio; Fakers; Apollo 13
THEATRE CREDITS : The Innocents; Stepping Out; Damn Yankees; Macbeth; Cyrano de Bergerac; October’s Children; Pendragon; Blue Remembered Hills; Bloody Poetry; Journeys End; The Rover; White Christmas; Top Hat; Private Lives; Crazy for You
AGENT : The Artists Partnership, 101 Finsbury Pavement, London, EC2A 1RS.
DID YOU KNOW?
* Tom had a near-death experience when a plane he was travelling in to Kenya was hijacked by a madman trying to get in the cockpit. ‘We were only four seconds from hitting the ground when the crew managed to regain control of the plane. It was the most frightening moment of my life.’
* In 2008, Tom took part in the Great Walk to Beijing in aid of breast cancer awareness.
* Tom is an ambassador for Starlight – a charity for terminally ill children.