Samuel Peter W. "Sam" Riley (born 8 January 1980 in Leeds), is an English actor.
He is best known for his role as Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division, in the film Control. He tends to play characters who are Tall, Dark, and Snarky. He also speaks fluent German, and is occasionally cast in German-language films for this reason.
He is currently married to Alexandra Maria Lara, and together the two have a son.
- Control (2007) as Ian Curtis
- Franklyn (2008) as Milo
- On the Road (2012) as Sal Paradise
- Byzantium (2013) as Darvell
- Das Finstere Tal (2014) as Greider
- Maleficent (2014) as Diaval
- Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2015) as Mr. Darcy
- Suite Française (2015) as Benoit Labarie
- SS-GB (2017) as Douglas Archer