Tom Payne (represented by The Rights House in the UK) will star alongside Ben Kingsley and Stellan Skarsgard in a medieval period drama The Physician, based on the best-selling novel by Noah Gordon about a healer traveling across Europe in the 11th century.
Tom, originally from Bath, is a graduate of CSSD and played Brett Aspinall in two of the early series of Waterloo Road, as well as starring as George Best in the ITV drama Best:His Mother's Son. He has recently been seen as a regular as in HBO's acclaimed series Luck, and will be seen later this year in Hiam Abbass's directorial debut, Inheritance.
In the new film, Tom will play the leading role of physician Rob Cole, who searches for the scientific truth of illness and healing in a medieval world dominated by religion and superstition.
Oscar-winner Kingsley will play Ibn Sina, the so-called “doctor of all doctors” while Skarsgard, seen most recently in Disney/Marvel blockbuster The Avengers, will play Barber, Rob Cole’s first mentor.
Shooting on The Physician is set to start in Morocco and Germany next month.