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Leonardo da Vinci

played by Tom Riley

Leonardo da Vinci

played by Tom Riley
Character Bio Actor Bio

Leonardo da Vinci is a genius, hungry for solutions to the world’s mysteries. This can be a double-edged sword, a curse as much as it is a blessing, as his methods and lust for knowledge threaten his own life as well as those around him. Da Vinci is a bastard and yearns for legitimacy. Still haunted by the absence of his mother and the secrets surrounding her disappearance, da Vinci searches for a compendium of knowledge called The Book of Leaves. The quest for The Book of Leaves is perilous, taking da Vinci on a path far beyond his imagination and will put him and those he loves at great risk. With his genius pushed to its limits, da Vinci will come to realize that sacrifice is often necessary for the greater good: both for Florence and for those he loves.

Tom Riley plays Leonardo da Vinci in the STARZ Original Series "Da Vinci's Demons." Previously, he gained notoriety portraying Dr. Laurence Shepherd opposite James Nesbitt and Sarah Parish in ITV1’s critically acclaimed drama series “Monroe.”

In 2010, Tom played the role of Gavin Sorensen in the ITV thriller “Bouquet of Barbed Wire,” and was also cast in the role of Mr. Wickham in the ITV four-part series “Lost in Austen,” alongside Hugh Bonneville and Gemma Arterton. Other television appearances include his roles in Agatha Christie’s “Poirot: Appointment with Death” as Raymond Boynton, as Philip Horton in “Lewis: And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea” and as Dr. James Walton in an episode of the BBC series “Casualty 1906,” a role that he later reprised in “Casualty 1907.”

Among his film credits, Tom played the leading roles of Freddie Butler in the Irish film Happy Ever Afters, and in the role of Joe Clarke in Stephen Surjik’s British Comedy, I Want Candy. Tom has also been seen as Romeo in St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold alongside Colin Firth and Rupert Everett and as the lead role in Santiago Amigorena’s A Few Days in September.

Tom’s significant theatre experiences originate from numerous productions at the Royal Court Theatre, including “Paradise Regained,” “The Vertical Hour,” “Posh,” “Censorship,” “Victory”, “The Entertainer” and “The Woman Before.” Tom has also appeared on stage in the Donmar Warehouse theatre’s production of “A House Not Meant to Stand” and in the Riverside Studios' 2010 production of “Hurts Given and Received” by Howard Barker, for which Tom received outstanding reviews and a nomination for best performance in the new Off West End Theatre Awards. In 2011, Tom starred in Tom Stoppard’s celebrated “Arcadia,” directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux, in which Tom starred alongside Billy Crudup, Margaret Colin and Raul Esparza and opened on Broadway to much critical acclaim. Tom’s role as 19th century tutor, Septimus Hodge earned Tom a Drama Desk Award nomination for “Outstanding Featured Actor,” with the play itself receiving a Tony Award nomination. Tom was most recently seen starring in the role of Richard Kenton in Stephen Poliakoff’s production of “My City” at the Almeida Theatre.

Lucrezia Donati

played by Laura Haddock

Lucrezia Donati

played by Laura Haddock
Character Bio Actor Bio

Ex-mistress of Lorenzo de Medici and Florence’s most celebrated beauty, Lucrezia is captured by Riario and must choose either to save her own life or betray da Vinci’s trust. Lucrezia is well aware of the charms at her disposal and doesn’t hesitate to employ them for her own needs. Though Lucrezia lives in a society ruled by men, she is not trapped by the conventions of her time. Alongside her exotic new companion, Quon Shan, she pursues her own quest for those she loves. Lucrezia’s quest for justice takes her far from home, forcing her to confront foreign lands and the prospect of her own death. Fearless and manipulative, Lucrezia will not rest until she has succeeded in her goals, for herself and her father.

Laura Haddock plays Lucrezia Donati in the STARZ Original Series "Da Vinci's Demons." She made her film debut in the hugely successful The Inbetweeners Movie, and has recently filmed Superbob, starring alongside Brett Goldstein, Natalia Tena, Ruth Sheen and British comedian Catherine Tate. Her latest project is Marvel's hotly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy with Bradley Cooper, Benicio del Toro, John C. Reilly and Glenn Close.

Laura’s extensive television credits include playing ‘Beryl Ballard’ in the hit BBC drama series “Upstairs Downstairs” in early 2012 and appearing in the ABC series “Missing.” Laura has recently starred in the second season of “Strike Back” on Cinemax/Sky 1, playing Dr. Claire Sommers and starred in a one off Christmas special, “How Not to Live Your Life” on BBC Three. Laura has also appeared in the award winning BBC One comedy “My Family” and starred alongside Amanda Redman in ITV’s “Honest.” In 2008, Laura starred alongside David Jason and Christopher Lee in Sky One’s BAFTA-nominated adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s novel of the same name, “The Colour of Magic.”

Laura’s theatre credits include ‘Nancy’ in “When We Are Married” which opened to rave reviews at the Garrick Theatre. She has also starred as ‘Mrs. Holroyd’ in “The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd” and as ‘Treena’ in “Famous Last.” Laura graduated from the Arts Educational School in London.

Count Girolamo Riario

played by Blake Ritson

Count Girolamo Riario

played by Blake Ritson
Character Bio Actor Bio

Lord Girolamo Riario, Count and Captain General of the Holy Roman Church, is known publicly as Pope Sixtus’ nephew. Riario has gladly led the mission to destroy the Medicis, as he sees Florence as a prime example of the rapid deterioration of holy ideals in Europe. But the siren call of The Book of Leaves shakes this resolve. Abandoning the attack on Florence, Riario journeys to find The Book of Leaves and claim its secrets, knowing da Vinci also searches for the same prize. The quest for The Book of Leaves is perilous, taking Riario on a journey of discovery, which disturbs his all–consuming faith. Though Riario is ruthless and unwavering – utilizing every resource at his disposal – his humanity is somewhat restored by a heartfelt romance from an unlikely source that will change him forever.

Blake Ritson portrays the ruthless Count Girolamo Riario in STARZ Original Series "Da Vinci's Demons." Blake's recent roles include playing King Edward III in the eight-part adaptation of Ken Follet’s best-selling novel “World Without End,” also starring Cynthia Nixon, Ben Chaplin and Miranda Richardson and two seasons playing the socialite playboy the Duke of Kent in “Upstairs Downstairs” for BBC One.

He has also appeared in the BBC and ENCORE’s critically acclaimed “The Crimson Petal and the White” as Bodley, alongside Romola Garai and Chris O’Dowd, and as Charles Fox in BBC’s courtroom drama “Garrow’s Law.” Blake is well known for portraying Mr. Elton in the BBC’s 2009 adaptation of “Emma.” Blake took the lead role of Edmund Bertram in the 2007 ITV adaptation of “Mansfield Park,” and played Giles Vicary in three seasons of “Red Cap” for the BBC. He additional TV appearances include: “A Touch of Frost,” “The League of Gentlemen,” “God on Trial,” and Stephen Poliakoff’s award winning “Shooting the Past.”

Blake’s films include the role of Johnson in the upcoming Hyde Park on Hudson, starring Bill Murray and directed by Roger Michell, Jarvis in Dead Man Running, Johnny in Guy Richie’s RocknRolla and Anthony Hopkins’ son in Titus. He recently finished shooting Serena also starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

His most recent theatre role was as the lead in The Almeida Theatre’s “Rope.” He also appeared as Augustus in Tom Stoppard’s acclaimed 1996 play “Arcadia” directed by Trevor Nunn and in “White Chameleon” and “Macbeth” at the National Theatre directed by Richard Eyre.

Blake has also co-directed and co-written four prize-winning short films with his brother Dylan, with cast including Hayley Atwell, Ben Whishaw, Mark Gatiss, Jessica Hynes, Douglas Hodge, Joanna Page and his fiancée Hattie Morahan. Blake attended Cambridge University where he studied English and Medieval Italian.

Lorenzo Medici

played by Elliot Cowan

Lorenzo Medici

played by Elliot Cowan
Character Bio Actor Bio

As head of the Medici Bank, one of the most influential institutions in Europe, Lorenzo is the de facto ruler of Florence. Lorenzo does not undertake this position of power lightly; he is fervently loyal to his citizens and is prepared to sacrifice all to ensure the safety of the Republic. However, the road to peace isn’t as easy as Lorenzo anticipates, forcing him to confront past demons in order to achieve his goals. Away from his wife, Clarice Orsini who dutifully rules in his place, Lorenzo is charmed by his old flame Ippolita, now married to King Ferrante’s son, whose desire has not dimmed since their courtship many years ago.

Winner of the MEN Theatre Award in 2007 for Best Actor, Elliot recently starred as Norwegian sailor Gunnar in Sky1’s big budget original commission “Sinbad.”

His numerous television credits include ITV1’s supernatural drama “Marchlands” and “The Fixer” as well as playing Mr. Darcy in the network’s much loved drama, “Lost in Austen.” He has also starred in prime time BBC dramas “Blood and Oil,” “Marple – They Do It with Mirrors” and the adapted Phillip Pullman novel, “Ruby in the Smoke.”

Elliot’s film credits include Mike Leigh’s “Happy Go Lucky,” the part of young Ptolemy in Oliver Stone’s “Alexander” starring Angelina Jolie, thriller “Dreck” alongside Jonathan Pryce and short film “Gee Gee” alongside David Morrissey.

Nominated for a prestigious Ian Charleson Award, Elliot’s many theatre credits include Oscar Wilde’s “An Ideal Husband” at London’s Vaudeville Theatre directed by Lynsey Posner. Elliot played the title role of “Macbeth” in The Globe Theatre’s 2010 production and in the same year he was cast as Stanley Kowalski opposite Rachel Weisz in the hit Donmar revival of “A Streetcar Named Desire.” He also starred in the National Theatre’s “The Revenger’s Tragedy” with Rory Kinnear.

Clarice Orsini

played by Lara Pulver

Clarice Orsini

played by Lara Pulver
Character Bio Actor Bio

Clarice married Lorenzo at 16, because his mother wanted her eldest son to marry a woman from a noble family to enhance the social status of the Medicis. Despite the circumstances of their marriage, Clarice proves herself to be both a devoted wife and successful, yet ruthless, leader. While Lorenzo is off in Naples, she learns to rule as a woman in a world governed by men who are determined to replace a female leader. With Carlo de Medici acting as her advisor, Clarice grows in power, ruling the Medici Bank with an iron fist. Without Lorenzo by her side, Clarice is tempted to disregard her reputation and kindle a romance of her own. This boldness serves well for the leader of Florence, but with Lorenzo’s imminent return, she may pay a price.

Lara's role as Irene Adler in BBC One's “Sherlock” has made her a household name in the UK.

In 2012, she also starred in the final series of BBC One's award winning series “Spooks” as MI5 British spy Erin Watts. In 2010, Lara joined the cast of the third season of HBO's “True Blood” as Sookie Stackhouse's fairy godmother, Claudine Crane. Lara’s television debut was in 2009 when she joined the regular cast of “Robin Hood” to play Isabella of Gisbourne.

Lara's work in television and theatre has garnered a number of industry award nominations including Best Actress at The Critic's Circle Television Awards in 2012, two Best Actress in a Musical nominations at the Olivier Awards and Best Actress in a Musical at The What's On Stage Awards.

Her film credits include “Language of a Broken Heart,” directed by Rocky Powell, “A Special Relationship” directed by Richard Loncraine and the role of Diane Shaw in “Legacy,” directed by Thomas Ikimi.

On stage, Lara has played the leading role of Lucille Frank in the Donmar Warehouse production of “Parade” directed by Rob Ashford. She then joined TR Knight and a new cast to reprise the role at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Lara recently played in “Uncle Vanya” at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Other credits include “Beau Jest” at the Hackney Empire, “Everything Must Go!” at London’s Soho Theatre, “Into the Woods” at Royal Opera House and “The Last Five Years” at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Pope Sixtus IV

played by James Faulkner

Pope Sixtus IV

played by James Faulkner
Character Bio Actor Bio

Pope Sixtus IV remains unwaveringly committed to expanding the power and scope of the Catholic Church. He’s acutely aware of threats both within the Italian peninsula and abroad, viewing marauding Moslems and heathen Florentines with equal distrust. When Florence deals with the conspirators behind the Pazzi Conspiracy in the most drastic of ways, he views it as an opportunity rather than a tragedy. He considers Florence to be a sinkhole of debauchery and seeks to either force them to bend to his will or burn to ashes. While his nephew Riario has temporarily abdicated his position as the sword of the Church, Sixtus senses a potential new ally in Duke Alfonso of Naples, a fierce leader with an equally powerful temper.

Born in London, James has enjoyed a prolific and varied career spanning more than 40 years.

Widely recognised for playing Uncle Geoffrey alongside Renee Zellwegger in “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” James is a veteran of television whose credits include many guest lead appearances in major UK series including “Spooks,” “Inspector Morse,” “Hamish Macbeth,” “Lovejoy,” “Minder,” “Wycliffe,” “Taggart” and “Poirot.” James has been seen in numerous US television series including: Baron Mullens in ABC's “Covington Cross,” “The Martian Chronicles,” “The Bourne Identity,” “Deceptions,” “Guinevere,” “Highlander,” “McKenna,” “La Femme Nikita,” “Relic Hunter,” “The Monkey King” and the part of Marcellus Agrippa in ABC’s recent epic remake of “Ben Hur.” James has appeared on international television with roles in Germany’s popular “Der Bibel Code,” France’s “Napoleon,” Italy’s “Genghis Khan” and title roles in New Zealand’s “The Shadow Trader” and Israel’s “Big Man, Small Country.”

Films include Matthew Vaughan’s 2010 blockbuster “X-Men First Class,” “The Good Shepherd” starring Robert de Niro, Disney’s “The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle,” and “The Three Investigators and the Secret Of Skeleton Island” as well as playing Uncle Geoffrey in the smash hit film adaptation of “Bridget Jones’ Diary” and its sequel “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.”

Theatre roles include: the Player in “Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead” for the English Touring Theatre, Casti Piani in “Lulu” at the Almeida, Lenin in “Lenin in Love,” Kunz in the RSC’s “A Patriot for Me” and the Count in Simon Callow’s production of “Les Enfants du Paradis.”

James has narrated over 40 documentaries and is currently the voice of ITN News.

Zoroaster

played by Gregg Chillin

Zoroaster

played by Gregg Chillin
Character Bio Actor Bio

A thief, hustler, grave robber, lock-picker and jack of all underhanded trades, Zoroaster never stops looking for an angle in any given situation. Although he serves as da Vinci’s connection to the Florentine underworld, Zoroaster also grounds da Vinci and is the voice of reason in the midst of his quest for the mystical Book of Leaves. Witty and charming, Zoroaster brightens the darkest moments on da Vinci’s perilous journey while helping his friend out of several near death experiences in the New World. Zoroaster’s schemes are bolstered by unlikely sources. While he has no interest in the elevation of art, he certainly possesses other qualities that are representative of the Renaissance: an enjoyment of wine, beautiful women and merriment.

Gregg Chillin started acting professionally at the age of 14. His feature film debut was in A Good Year, directed by Ridley Scott. His numerous television credits include the role of bad boy Owen in the first season of BBC Three's award winning show “Being Human.”

This fall on Sky, Gregg will be seen starring in "The Last Witch" opposite Katherine Kelly and Anne Reid. Other television credits include: “Inside Men” for BBC 1 and “Kidnap and Ransom” for ITV1. As well as "Zen" for BBC 1 opposite Rufus Sewell, "Nearly Famous" for E4 and "Pulse" for BBC 3.

On the big screen, he starred opposite Parminda Nagra in Twenty8K, a gritty British independent movie which was released in 2012. Other film work includes 4.3.2.1. directed by Noel Clark and co-starring Emma Roberts and Huge, directed by Ben Miller.

Gregg made his theatre debut in “DNA / The Miracle” at the Royal National Theatre in 2008. He also worked at the Soho Theatre in London on “Invasion!,” directed by Lucy Kerbel.

Nico Machiavelli

played by Eros Vlahos

Nico Machiavelli

played by Eros Vlahos
Character Bio Actor Bio

Despite his young age, Nico is fervently devoted to his Maestro, Leonardo da Vinci, for whom he would risk life and limb. This loyalty leads Nico into the clutches of da Vinci’s nemesis, Count Girolamo Riario, who attempts to discover the true location of the Book of Leaves. Under Riario’s influence, Nico’s outlook on the world begins to darken significantly, a fact that doesn’t go unnoticed by his friends. Once a wide-eyed innocent caught in the gravitational pull of da Vinci’s intellect and charisma, Nico is eventually forced to confront evil. These challenges stretch Nico’s resourcefulness to the limits. Without da Vinci and Zoroaster, he is forced to mature beyond his years in order to survive in the New World.

Eros began writing and performing stand-up comedy at the tender age of eight years old and in 2008 he performed a run of his own show entitled “Eros Vlahos – Problem Child” at the Edinburgh Festival, becoming the youngest comedian to have ever done so. His show was well received by the audience and critics alike.

Best known for his 2010 role as Cyril in Emma Thompson’s “Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang,” Eros’ impressive performance was picked out for a special mention in many reviews of the film. Eros’ TV appearances include a role in the hugely successful HBO/Sky Atlantic series “Game of Thrones,” playing the part of Lommy Greenhands. The character of Lommy recurred in Season Two which aired on HBO and Sky Atlantic in April 2012. At the end of 2011, Eros played the young Herbert Pocket in the BBC TV adaption of “Great Expectations,” co-starring alongside Douglas Booth and Gillian Anderson. The same year Eros also appeared in a cameo role in the long running and much loved BBC One comedy series “Outnumbered” as Marcus. In Spring 2011, Eros appear alongside Matt LeBlanc in “Episodes” for the BBC and Showtime, playing the part of ‘Pucks Boy’ in which he sported an American accent for the role. In Autumn 2010, Eros starred as Jake Farley in Nickelodeon’s “Summer in Transylvania.”

Eros recently appeared in Joe Wright’s long awaited film “Anna Karenina” starring Keira Knightley. Shortly after completing “Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang” in 2010, Eros appeared in an indie movie “Third Star” alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Hugh Bonneville, playing Angel Boy. The film’s premiere closed the 2010 Edinburgh Film Festival.

Vanessa Moschella

played by Hera Hilmar

Vanessa Moschella

played by Hera Hilmar
Character Bio Actor Bio

As the expectant mother of the Medici heir, Vanessa Moschella’s life is no longer her own. With Clarice Orsini keeping her under lock and key in the Medici Palace and her friends, da Vinci, Zoroaster and Nico adventuring on the other side of the world, Vanessa feels isolated and miserable. Forging a deeper friendship with Verrocchio, Vanessa discovers hidden beauty in her lavish prison. Though Clarice assumes that Vanessa is safe in the Medici Palace, nothing could be further from the truth. Surrounded by enemies, Vanessa must grow up fast, and prepare for the challenges that face an ally of the Medicis.

Hera Hilmar plays Vanessa Moschella in the STARZ Original Series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” Born in Iceland, Hera Hilmar studied at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has appeared in a broad spectrum of projects.

Her television credits includes ITV’s “Leaving” directed by Gabby Dellal, “World Without End” directed by Michael Caton-Jones, “The Cliff” directed by Reynir Lyngdal, “Black Angels” directed by Oskar Jonasson and “White Death” directed by Einar Heimisson.

Amongst her film credits are Anna Karenina directed by the highly-acclaimed director Joe Wright, We Are The Freaks directed by Justin Edgar, Undercurrent directed by Arni Oli Asgeirsson, The Quiet Storm directed by Gudny Halldorsdottir, for which she was nominated in the Best Actress category at the Iceland Edda Academy Awards and Two Birds, directed by Runar Runarsson which was nominated for the Palme D’Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival for Best Short Film.

Ima

played by Carolina Guerra

Ima

played by Carolina Guerra
Character Bio Actor Bio

Ima, Inca High Priestess, is as strikingly beautiful as she is formidable. Quechan for "What Power," Ima holds sway over her people beyond that even of Topa Inca, the emperor of the Inca. Dressed in gold with an array of ceremonial feathers, she leads da Vinci and the rest of his crew into the stunning Incan structures of Machu Picchu. This sensuous spiritual leader attempts to protect them against Topa Inca, who seeks to annihilate the foreign invaders. And when da Vinci proves himself worthy of Ima's faith, she sees herself as more than his guardian.

Carolina Guerra plays Ima in the STARZ Original Series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” She started her career at an early age. She presented the MTV program “Rock Dinner” and “Pixcelu” and then debuted as an actress, starring in different Colombian soap operas including as “El Ventilador,” “Montecristo,” “Nuevo Rico Nuevo Pobre,” “Regreso a la Guaca,” “Los Hilos del Amor,” and Latin American television series including as “El Cartel 2,” “Diosa Coronada,” “La Ruta Blanca,” and a Latin version of “Grey’s Anatomy.”

She took the lead in the Colombian feature films La Lectora and La Luciernaga and has appeared in different international projects including as “Restos” and “Gallows Hill.”

She presents Univision’s television show “Viva el Sueño” as well as hosts one of Colombia's highest rated shows, “Colombia's Next Top Model.”

Her career as a model and actress has positioned her as one of the best young talents in Colombia.

Al-Rahim "The Turk"

played by Alexander Siddig

Al-Rahim "The Turk"

played by Alexander Siddig
Character Bio Actor Bio

The mysterious Al-Rahim is an enigmatic and ethereal character instrumental in helping Leonardo da Vinci in his search for the mythical Book of Leaves. The Turk guides Leonardo along his journey, but does not always give his charge the answers he seeks. Although the Turk returns to guide da Vinci in his search for the Book of Leaves, it is unclear if The Turk serves da Vinci, the Sons of Mithras or the Ottomans who stand as a threat to the West.

Alexander Siddig plays the mysterious Turk in the STARZ Original series "Da Vinci's Demons." Born in Sudan, Northern Africa, Alexander Siddig was raised in England. Upon graduating from the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, Alexander began his career in the theaters of Manchester before working as a director in London. It wasn’t long before Alexander was offered the part of Emir Feisal in 1992’s Great Performances, A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia, the sequel to 1962’s Lawrence of Arabia co-starring alongside Ralph Fiennes, who played T. E. Lawrence.

In 1993, Alexander’s performance in A Dangerous Man brought him to the attention of Rick Berman, creator of a new series, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” Offered the lead role of Dr. Julian Bashir, Alexander stayed with the show for five seasons. Other high profile TV credits include roles in Sky Atlantic’s recent home-grown detective series “Falcon,” ITV1’s “Primeval,” Sky1 and Cinemax’s “Strike Back,” the BBC’s “Spooks,” “Waking the Dead,” “Merlin” and a recurring role in the cult FOX series “24.”

Alexander has enjoyed a diverse career in film. His most recent role saw him play Adib in Inescapable, starring alongside Joshua Jackson and Marisa Tomei and as Tareq in Cairo Time, both directed by Ruba Nadda. He also starred in Noel Clarke’s 4.3.2.1., and Clash of The Titans saw him take on the role of Hermes alongside Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes. In 2008, Alexander co-starred with his real-life uncle Malcolm McDowell and Bob Hoskins in Doomsday. Other movie roles include the title role in the television movie “Hannibal: Rome’s Worst Nightmare;” Prince Nasir in the critically acclaimed Syriana starring George Clooney and Matt Damon; Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven, Reign of Fire starring alongside Christian Bale; and Vertical Limit.

In 2005, Alexander returned to the stage opposite Kim Cattrall in the West End production of "Whose Life Is It Anyway?"

Ippolita

played by Jeany Spark

Ippolita

played by Jeany Spark
Character Bio Actor Bio

Alfonso’s wife and future queen of Naples, she finds herself pulled in shifting alliances when her childhood lover, Lorenzo de Medici, unexpectedly arrives in Naples. She’s torn between following her heart and rekindling a romance with Lorenzo, or following her head and duly serving Alfonso until he makes her his queen one day.

Jeany Spark plays Ippolita in the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” After graduating from Oxford with a degree in English, Jeany channelled her love of literature to acting and completed her studies at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Jeany has just completed filming the hotly anticipated Channel 4 sitcom “Man Down,” starring alongside Greg Davies. Her other notable television credits include BBC Two’s “The Thick of It,” “Sherlock” and the critically acclaimed “Wallander.”

Her film credits include Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate. She has starred in Rodrigo Cortes’ Red Lights alongside Robert De Niro, as well as Ross Birkbeck’s Showreel. Jeany also has notable theater credits – such as “Waste” at the Almeida Theatre, Lily Bevan’s “Celebrity Night” at Café Red and Jamie Glover’s “A Voyage Around My Father.” In addition to stage work, Jeany has worked extensively in radio. Her credits include productions for BBC Radio 4 such as “The Rivals”, “It Came in with a Lass” and Eoin O’ Callaghan’s “Not a Love Story.” She has also played two different roles in Big Finish Productions’ adaptation of “Doctor Who” for radio.

Duke Alfonso

played by Kieran Bew

Duke Alfonso

played by Kieran Bew
Character Bio Actor Bio

As son of Ferrante and future king of Naples, Alfonso never loses sight of the power within his grasp. However, his own ambitions could be his biggest downfall if he impudently gets in the way of his overbearing father. Prince Alfonso doesn’t trust Lorenzo, who not only has past history with his wife, Ippolita, but comes from heathen Florence. He’ll stop at nothing to see Lorenzo is disposed of.

Kieran Bew plays Duke Alfonso in the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” Born in Hartlepool, Kieran studied at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and has gone on to appear in a range of successful productions.

Kieran rose to prominence in Lexi Alexander’s independent drama Green Street alongside Elijah Wood. Kieran’s other notable film credits include starring in Julian Gilby’s British crime thriller, Rise of The Footsoldier. He also appeared in 20th Century Fox’s box-office smash Alien vs. Predator. His television credits include “Spooks” and “Hustle” for the BBC and a starring role in the critically acclaimed “Whitechapel” on ITV. His theater credits have earned him the respect of his peers and critics alike. These include Mike Attenborough’s “King Lear” at The Almeida Theatre, Natalie Abrahami’s “After Miss Julie,” and Trevor Nunn’s “Richard II” at the Old Vic.

Kieran is also an accomplished athlete having competed in fencing at international and world championship levels, as well as swimming at a national championship level.

Amerigo Vespucci

played by Lee Boardman

Amerigo Vespucci

played by Lee Boardman
Character Bio Actor Bio

A purveyor of curios, Amerigo does a very lucrative business in securing exotica for the wealthy. His connections prove valuable to da Vinci and the gang, but he’s always looking for a way to profit, sometimes at their expense. A trip to the New World presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to extract both knowledge and previously unknown treasures to sell back in Europe to the highest bidders, and Amerigo didn’t reach his current station by letting those opportunities slip through his grasp.

Lee Boardman plays Amerigo Vespucci in the STARZ Original Series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” Born in Manchester, Lee won a scholarship at the prestigious Oxford Drama School to pursue his dream of an acting career. Lee made his mark in television, starring in ITV’s comedy “Great Night Out” and BBC Three’s “Drop Dead Gorgeous.” Drama highlights include starring alongside Jim Broadbent in BBC One’s “The Street” and HBO’s “Rome.”

His film credits include Leslie Manning’s indie flick Fated, Tom Shankland’s Going Down and William Monahan’s London Boulevard with Colin Farrell and Keira Knightly.

Lee’s theater credits include Andrew Loudon’s adaptation of “Cool Hand Luke” at the Aldwych Theatre, as well as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at The Crucible Theatre, directed by Michael Grandage CBE.

Carlo de Medici

played by Ray Fearon

Carlo de Medici

played by Ray Fearon
Character Bio Actor Bio

Bastard son of Cosimo de Medici, his presence presents both a puzzling predicament and unique opportunity for Clarice Orsini when he shows up as a guest at her dining room table. Long gone from the Medici Palace while travelling the world as a missionary, his intimate knowledge of the grounds and its customs presents him as both a valuable ally and a potentially formidable foe to anyone that gets in his way. As bastards and outcasts, Carlo and da Vinci appear to have much in common.

Ray Fearon plays Carlo de Medici in the STARZ Original series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” Ray has had a distinguished career, making him a familiar face on stage and on screen.

After graduating from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Ray garnered a reputation as a stage actor in the northwest of England. This included credits such as Michael Attenborough’s “Othello” in Liverpool. Ray became the first Black actor to play “Othello” on an RSC stage in over 40 years.

His other notable theater credits include “The Soldier’s Fortune” at the Young Vic, and “Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads” at the National Theatre. Ray’s film credits include the blockbuster Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone, Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet and starring in Oskar Roehlar’s Lulu and Jimmi. Ray is perhaps most famous for his role as Nathan Harding on British household soap opera “Coronation Street” on ITV1. His other television credits include BBC One’s “Silk,” BBC One’s “Waking the Dead,” and ITV1’s “Prime Suspect.”

King Ferrante

played by Matthew Marsh

King Ferrante

played by Matthew Marsh
Character Bio Actor Bio

Feared leader of one of the most powerful nations on the Italian peninsula, Naples, King Ferrante’s been known to proudly display the mummified corpses of his fallen enemies in the macabre Black Museum. When Lorenzo presents himself at Ferrante’s feet, he wonders if he might soon have another body to add to his collection. However, when Lorenzo proves his own mettle, Ferrante begins to realize that an alliance with Florence could be a far more valuable addition to his collection.

Matthew Marsh plays King Ferrante in the STARZ Original Series “Da Vinci’s Demons.” Starting out with an interest in comedy, Matthew began his stage career performing with a fringe group at the Edinburgh Festival in his late teens. Matthew made the switch to dramatic art, cutting his teeth in acting with the Mikron Theatre Company, while touring Britain in a canal boat. His theater credits include Jonathan Munby’s “A Human Being Died That Night,” “The Overwhelming” at the Royal National Theatre and “The Goat” at the Almeida Theatre.

His television credits include BBC One’s popular drama “Spooks,” the long-running ITV crime thriller “The Commander,” as well as the critically acclaimed “Luther” on BBC One.

His film credits include HBO Films’ political thriller “The Special Relationship,” as well as the horror film An American Haunting. He performed opposite Meryl Streep in Phyllida Lloyd’s Oscar® winning The Iron Lady.

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Season 2

A STARZ Originals Series

Florence is thrown into chaos in the wake of the Pazzi conspiracy and Leonardo da Vinci must push the limits of his mind and body to defend the city against the forces of Rome. When the dust settles, friends are buried and rivalries enflamed. While the Medicis go to unthinkable lengths to deal with new threats, da Vinci continues on his quest to find the fabled Book of Leaves and uncover the secret history of his mother. He'll come to realize that he has lethal competition in his quest -- new enemies who may be even worse than the forces of Pope Sixtus. His search will take him to faraway lands and force him to reevaluate everything he knew about the world and his own history.



Da Vinci’s Demons © 2014 Tonto Films and Television Limited. All rights reserved.

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@hagitomori Looks great, artista.

10/22/2014 12:35:15 PM
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10/21/2014 5:54:03 PM
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To some, a genius. To others, a madman. What word does da Vinci call to mind for you? #DaVincisDemons http://t.co/oG2dOgbu5X

10/18/2014 1:00:06 PM
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10/17/2014 11:49:08 AM
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RT @sosan_r: Hands down the funniest panel at Comic Con! @DaVincis_Starz #DestructionWasNotMyDesign http://t.co/Qwe0pacB3C

10/16/2014 4:55:52 PM
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Discover all things #DaVincisDemons you may have missed from @NY_Comic_Con. #NYCC https://t.co/VrVA00tGBk

10/16/2014 2:00:46 PM
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Thanks to the artistas who followed us during @NY_Comic_Con. Take a look at some of the best #DaVincisDemons moments. http://t.co/03H28Z46hw

10/14/2014 6:51:49 PM
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10/13/2014 1:47:32 PM
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After conquering the Big Apple for #NYCC, #DaVincisDemons is headed back to Florence. See what you missed here: http://t.co/yspvsAsMTR

10/12/2014 7:00:10 PM
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If it's knowledge you seek, look no further. Watch the entire #DaVincisDemons panel at @NY_Comic_Con here: http://t.co/MTj85HEFBZ #NYCC

10/12/2014 4:22:56 PM
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@MC_1987 @GreggChillin @blakeritson Great shot. We'll see you for Season 3.

10/12/2014 2:25:27 PM
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At #NYCC, #DaVincisDemons fans were given the chance to #BeatTheGenius himself, @thisistomriley. See what happened. https://t.co/kuxB3H2w1W

10/12/2014 2:22:02 PM
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It was another genius day for #DaVincisDemons at #NYCC. Check out what you missed here: http://t.co/yspvsAsMTR

10/11/2014 8:00:17 PM
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RT @TVAfterDark: #DaVincisDemons Season 3 First Look Images - http://t.co/F5CJHqtLay http://t.co/3XHvfxcyxY

10/11/2014 7:44:37 PM
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No sketches. Just autographs. #NYCC #DaVincisDemons http://t.co/uKMQ8r2a6r

10/11/2014 5:48:59 PM
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Yesterday at #NYCC, the genius himself, @thisistomriley challenged artistas to #BeatTheGenius. See what happened. https://t.co/GnMeKOdIii

10/11/2014 4:02:11 PM
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A look ahead at what you will discover in Season 3 of #DaVincisDemons. http://t.co/eFAt0msGnE

10/11/2014 2:37:56 PM
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Don't miss your chance to get the #DaVincisDemons cast's autographs today at 3:45 PM ET in Hall 1B at #NYCC. http://t.co/PiO4ehe5ka

10/11/2014 2:15:30 PM
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RT @laurajhaddock: Guys thank you for being so awesome! Over and out my lovelies..#DaVincisDemons #NYCC #DestructionWasNotMyDesign http://t

10/11/2014 2:14:25 PM
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Thanks for following us during the @STARZ_Channel panel featuring #DaVincisDemons at @NY_Comic_Con. Stay tuned for more updates today.

10/11/2014 2:09:51 PM

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