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Thomas John Ellis (born 17 November 1978) is a Welsh actor, known for his roles as Gary Preston in the BBC sitcom Miranda and Lucifer Morningstar in the American series Lucifer. He has also appeared in the long-running BBC One soap opera EastEnders, the BBC sketch show The Catherine Tate Show and the BBC medical drama Holby City, amongst others.
Ellis was born in Cardiff, the son of Marilyn Jean (née Hooper) and Christopher John Ellis. Ellis attended High Storrs School in Sheffield and played French horn in the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra. He went on to study BA Dramatic Studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (previously the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama [RSAMD]).
Ellis’s notable roles include Gary Preston in the hit TV show Miranda aired on BBC co-side with Miranda Hart from 9 November 2010 to 1 January 2015; King Cenred in the BBC fantasy series Merlin; Justyn in Channel 4’s No Angels; and Thomas Milligan in the series three finale of the BBC One science-fiction television programme Doctor Who. In July and August 2009, Ellis starred in the ITV comedy drama Monday Monday with Fay Ripley. He was also cast as Detective Inspector Bland in Agatha Christie’s Poirot. He starred as a Hollywood physician in the USA Network series Rush. In 2011, he starred as Mark Etches in the British supernatural drama The Fades.
In February 2015, it was announced that Ellis was cast as Lucifer Morningstar in the Fox television drama Lucifer, based on the comic of the same name, which premiered on 25 January 2016. The show was renewed by Netflix for a fourth season which was released on 8 May 2019.
On 6 June 2019, it was announced that the show will be renewed for a fifth and final season on Netflix.