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Tom's acting career started at the tender age of 12 when he was cast as the eponymous Dracula in a school production of The Dracula Spectacular. During his time at school, he was a member of the National Youth Music (NYMT) with whom he appeared in a variety of musical theatre shows.



After graduating from Guildford School of Acting, Tom appeared in fringe productions The Rover (Young Vic Studio), Journey's End (Courtyard) and Bloody Poetry (Brockley Jack), and a handful of short films – Eight Percent and Collapsed, before starring in the British film Fakers (2004). Roles followed in BBC mini-series Afternoon Play: Billy Two Sheds, Elizabeth and The Virgin Queen before Tom decided to return to his passion for tap dancing and undertook the enormously challenging task of re-creating Fred Astaire's solo tap routine from the 1937 film A Damsel in Distress which took nine months of practice and hundreds of hours spent painstakingly going through each and every one of Astaire's original steps frame by frame from an old VHS. It led by a strange twist of fate to Tom landing the leading role of Surgeon Sam Strachan in BBC1's primetime drama series Holby City. In 2008, Tom decided to hang up his scrubs after three years on the series to follow his dream of dancing, and took part in the sixth series of the BBC hit Strictly Come Dancing. Partnering championship dancer Camilla Dallerup, they won the show and were crowned Strictly Champions 2008.

Tom is patron of the National Youth Music Theatre and also a proud ambassador for the children's charity Starlight which grants wishes for seriously and terminally ill children. Tom became a father for the first time in May 2011 when his wife Clare gave birth to their son William.

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Tom Chambers STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
2023
Walter Hobbs

[West End]
West End Premiere, 2014
Phil Davis

[West End]
Original West End Production, 2012
Jerry Travers


Tom Chambers Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2013 - Best Actor in a Musical

Tom ChambersTop Hat

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Torben Betts's MURDER IN THE DARK Will Be Available on Original Online

A filmed version of Torben Betts' ghostly stage thriller Murder in the Dark, starring TV and stage favourites Tom Chambers and Susie Blake, and directed by Philip Franks, will be available exclusively from Original Theatre's digital streaming platform Original Online.
DROP THE DEAD DONKEY and THE KITE RUNNER Included in Richmond Theatre's Winter Season

With the New Year around the corner, Richmond Theatre are delighted to confirm the winter season. Running from January – March 2024, audiences will be treated to an array of theatrical delights from gripping dramas and hilarious comedies to special events and shows suitable for the whole family. If your New Year’s resolution is to see more theatre, then now is your chance!
Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of ELF THE MUSICAL

Last night, ELF: The Musical celebrated the official opening of the show at the Dominion Theatre. Guests in attendance included Matt Lucas, Heidi Range, Samantha Spiro, Diana Vickers, Bradley McIntosh and more.  Check out photos from the red carpet here!
Interview: 'I've Been Doing a Lot of Kissing!': Actor Georgina Castle of ELF THE MUSICAL on Christmas Joy and Returning to the Role of Jovie

BroadwayWorld chatted with Georgina Castle about what it has been like returning to the show. We discussed what she loves about the production, how the musical compares to the film and how she found love on stage!
Photos: First Look at the Cast of ELF THE MUSICAL in the West End

All new photos have been released of the cast of ELF the Musical which opens at the Dominion Theatre, for a limited season, on 15 November 2023.
Everyman Theatre Cheltenham Unveils New Season Brochure

The Everyman Theatre has announced the release of its new brochure, and unveiled a captivating line up of shows that promises to entertain and inspire audiences throughout the upcoming season. Learn more about the full upcoming production lineup here!
Matthew Wolfenden and Tom Chambers Will Star in ELF The Musical at the Dominion Theatre; Full Cast Revealed

Matthew Wolfenden will return to the stage by starring as Buddy in the smash-hit musical adaptation of ELF at London's Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited season from 15 November 2023 until 6 January 2024. He will be joined by Tom Chambers, who reprises the role of Walter Hobbs. Learn more about the cast of ELF here!
Susie Blake Joins Tom Chambers in the UK and Ireland Tour of MURDER IN THE DARK; Full Casting and Extra Dates Revealed!

Original Theatre, Trafalgar Theatre Productions and JAS Theatricals have announced full casting and extra dates for the new Torben Betts thriller, Murder in the Dark, directed by Philip Franks. 
Wiltshire Creative Reveals Lineup For Autumn 2023 Season

With The Tempest about to open this year's Salisbury International Arts Festival, Wiltshire Creative has announced full programming for their Autumn 2023 season.
MURDER IN THE DARK Starring Tom Chambers Will Embark on UK and Ireland Tour

The award-winning Original Theatre has teamed up with Trafalgar Entertainment for the first time to produce a new Torben Betts thriller, Murder in the Dark, directed by Philip Franks and starring Tom Chambers. 
Photos: Inside Press Night For ELF THE MUSICAL at Dominion Theatre

Press night of ELF The Musical took place at the Dominion Theatre yesterday, Thursday 24 November 2022. Guests included Katherine Ryan, Russell Kane, Shane Richie, Rachel Stevens and Denise Welch. Check out photos here!
Review: ELF THE MUSICAL, Dominion Theatre

When Elf The Musical last set foot in London, the critics noted its family appeal, the syrupy content and the extortionate ticket prices. Has much changed this time around?
Photos/Video: First Look at ELF THE MUSICAL, Now Playing in London

All new photos and video footage have been released from ELF The Musical, opening at the Dominion Theatre on Thursday 24 November 2022. Previews began on Monday 14 November.
Original Theatre Company Presents The Re-Release Of INTO THE NIGHT

Original Theatre Company's online on demand production, INTO THE NIGHT, returns this winter from 18 November at 7.30pm. Marking the 41st anniversary of the Penlee Lifeboat disaster, there will also be an online discussion on Sunday 18 December (3:15pm – 4pm).
Photos: First Look at the Cast of ELF THE MUSICAL at the Dominion Theatre

Previews begin at the Dominion Theatre on 14 November, with the official opening taking place on 24 November. The cast of ELF includes Simon Lipkin as Buddy, Rebecca Lock as Emily Hobbs, Georgina Castle as Jovie, Tom Chambers as Walter Hobbs, Kim Ismay as Debs, Nicholas Pound as Santa and Dermot Canavan as Store Manager.
Photos: Inside Rehearsal For ELF in the West End

All new rehearsal photos have been released for Elf in the West End! Previews begin at the Dominion Theatre on 14 November, with the official opening taking place on 24 November.
Interview: Simon Lipkin on the Joys of Christmas and Playing Buddy in ELF THE MUSICAL

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear!” - Buddy the Elf, Elf the Musical. The time has come. Halloween is over, the leaves are falling, we've turned our clocks back, and Mariah Carey has defrosted. It's the Christmas season!
Rebecca Lock Completes the Cast of ELF at the Dominion Theatre

Renowned theatre actress Rebecca Lock will play Emily Hobbs in ELF, the smash hit musical which returns to London in a new production at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited 8-week season. 
Tom Chambers Joins The Cast Of ELF At The Dominion Theatre

Tom Chambers will be playing the character Walter Hobbs, the rediscovered father of Buddy, in ELF, the smash hit musical which returns to London in a new production at the Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited 8-week season. 
Original Theatre Company Adds THE HOUND OF BASKERVILLES to Digital Lineup

The award-winning Original Theatre Company and Octagon Theatre Bolton’s acclaimed 2021/22 tour of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated adventure, The Hound of the Baskervilles, will be available on demand online from 14 April at 7.30pm until 31 July 2022

Tom Chambers FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Tom Chambers been in?

Tom Chambers has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Tom Chambers been in?

Tom Chambers has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Tom Chambers's first West End show?

Tom Chambers's first West End show was Top Hat which opened in 2012

What awards has Tom Chambers been nominated for?

Tom Chambers has been nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in "Top Hat."

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