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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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[West End]
West End Premiere, 2014
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[West End]
Original West End Production, 2012
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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

Original Theatre Company Announces Revised Streaming Dates for INTO THE NIGHT

 Marking 40 years since the event, INTO THE NIGHT is a unique theatrical performance being streamed online to UK and international audiences from 12 January 2022 at 7.30pm (GMT), with an extended run until 20 February 2022. 

VIDEO: The Cast and Creatives Chat Original Theatre's INTO THE NIGHT

We talk to cast members Tom Chambers, Susan Penhaligon and Tim Treloar, as well as the show’s director, Alastair Whatley about Into The Night.

Original Theatre Company Presents NTO THE NIGHT Broadcast Live This Weekend

Marking 40 years since the event, INTO THE NIGHT is a unique theatrical performance which will be broadcast live on Saturday 18 December 2021 at 5.30pm. The filmed performance will then be available on demand from 6 – 30 January 2022. 

Photos: First Look at the Cast of INTO THE NIGHT From Original Theatre Company

On Saturday 19 December 1981, the Penlee lifeboat ‘Solomon Browne’, was launched in hurricane conditions to go to the aid of the coaster ‘Union Star’ that had engine failure and was being swept towards the southern coast of Cornwall. It was an attempted rescue which ranks not only with the greatest in the history of the RNLI, but with any human achievement.  

INTO THE NIGHT Will Stream Live in December

The Original Theatre Company in association with Martyn Hayes presents  INTO THE NIGHT by Frazer Flintham based on the book Penlee: The Loss of a Lifeboat by Michael Sagar-Fenton.

DIAL M FOR MURDER Returns To Dubai Opera This November

A brand-new production for the first modern thriller, Dial M for Murder, is back at the Dubai Opera from the 22-23 November. Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 film version, Dial M For Murder was written by the British playwright Frederick Knott, and is a spine-chilling tale filled with twists and turns.

DIAL M FOR MURDER Comes to MK Theatre Next Month

Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock's world-renowned film of 1954, the iconic Dial M for Murder will leave audiences spellbound as the protagonist becomes more tangled in the web of his own making.

Diana Vickers To Join Strictly Winner Tom Chambers In DIAL M FOR MURDER Tour This Autumn

Learn more about the upcoming production, and find out all of the tour dates here!


Tom Chambers has not appeared on Broadway.

Tom Chambers has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

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

Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Top Hat .

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