Welcome to this website dedicated to the extraordinary British actor Tom Mison. Tom is known for his roles in Lost in Austen, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Parade's End. Tom currently plays Ichabod Crane on the hit television series Sleepy Hollow. His recently released independent film Dead Cat is now available on VimeoVOD.
MCM Comic Con has announced that Tom will be appearing at their Birmingham show this weekend, on both Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20. Autographs will be £20, photo ops £25. He will also participate in a Q&A session both days, which is free to all con attendees. You can purchase tickets for entry on the MCM Comic Con website, and advance tickets for photo ops will be available on that same link as well. Tom makes it very worth every fan's while at these events, so if you are anywhere in the area you should absolutely make the effort to attend!
The Dead Cat filmmakers took pity on those who have been dying to see the movie, and made it available for rental and download on Vimeo a little early. Click through this link and enter the code 'ilovetommison' (cheeky!) to receive a 10% discount. Those guys really get us.
The film is fantastic. It’s a sweet romantic story, but also very funny, a little raunchy, poignant and just really well done (especially considering they produced it with a ridiculously small budget). The cast is fantastic from top to bottom, and Tom is particularly good. We get to see an entirely different side to him - the character couldn't be further from Ichabod Crane, which only underscores how very talented he is.
Patience and just a small amount of begging has finally paid off. The film Dead Cat will be available for rental and download on Vimeo starting this Friday, March 11th. This is absolutely wonderful news.
The project was a labor of love - it was produced on a shoestring budget, with money raised through donations and fundraising events such as a speed dating night (very much in keeping with the film's theme). It hit the international film festival circuit and won scads of awards, including the British Lion Award for Achievement in Film from the British Independent Film Festival and Best Supporting Actor to Tom from the Southhampton Film Festival. It has gotten many glowing reviews such as this one:
Whilst the love story between Michael and Kristen is a touching one which is full of intrigue about the past as well as hope for the future, it is surprisingly the relationship between Michael and his mates (Tim, Marco & Sam played beautifully by Tom Mison, Johnny Palmiero and Sam Bern) that is the real heart of the film. By using a group of real friends as the central performers, Stefan Georgiu and his co writer Sam Bern (who also stars) have a great foundation of naturally relaxed friendship on top of which to build their touching and hilarious script, allowing them to really push the sense of a group of “men’s men” who for all their bravado and blokey banter, have a friendship run through with a real love and caring for each other that only the oldest of friendships can have.
In tonight's episode, a steady stream of ghouls, ghosts and creatures continue to make their way to Sleepy Hollow to do The Hidden One's bidding. This week we get treated to a legendary demon from the Pine Barrens - the Jersey Devil. It is a longstanding myth in New Jersey, that dates back to the 18th century. According the website Weird NJ, which reports on all strange goings-on in the state, this is how the Jersey Devil came to be:
Legend has it that in 1735, a Pines resident known as Mother Leeds found herself pregnant for the thirteenth time. (Leeds is the name of one of New Jersey’s earliest settlers, and many descendants of the Leeds family can still be found throughout NJ to this day.) Mother Leeds was not living a wealthy lifestyle by any means. Her husband was a drunkard who made few efforts to provide for his wife and twelve children. Reaching the point of absolute exasperation upon learning of her thirteenth child, she raised her hands to the heavens and proclaimed “Let this one be a devil!”
Mother Leeds went into labor a few months later, on a tumultuously stormy night, no longer mindful of the curse she had utter previously regarding her unborn child. Her children and husband huddled together in one room of their Leeds Point home while local midwives gathered to deliver the baby in another. By all accounts the birth went routinely, and the thirteenth Leeds child was a seemingly normal baby boy.
Within minutes however, Mother Leeds’s unholy wish of months before began to come to fruition. The baby started to change, and metamorphosed right before her very eyes. Within moments it transformed from a beautiful newborn baby into a hideous creature unlike anything the world had ever seen. The wailing infant began growing at an incredible rate. It sprouted horns from the top of its head and talon-like claws tore through the tips of its fingers. Leathery bat-like wings unfurled from its back, and hair and feathers sprouted all over the child’s body. Its eyes began glowing bright red as they grew larger in the monster’s gnarled and snarling face. The creature savagely attacked its own mother, killing her, then turned its attention to the rest of the horrified onlookers who witnessed its tempestuous transformation. It flew at them, clawing and biting, voicing unearthly shrieks the entire time. It tore the midwives limb from limb, maiming some and killing others.
The monster then knocked down the door to the next room where its own father and siblings cowered in fear and attacked them all, killing as many as it could. Those who survived to tell the tale then watched in horror as the rotten beast sprinted to the chimney and flew up it, destroying it on the way and leaving a pile of rubble in its wake. The creature then made good its escape into the darkness and desolation of the Pine Barrens, where it has lived ever since. To this day the creature, known varyingly as the Leeds Devil and the Jersey Devil, claims the Pines as its own, and terrorizes any who are unfortunate enough to encounter it.
The plot summary of the episode is below as is the sneak preview. Watch Sleepy Hollow tonight at 8/7c.
SLEEPY HOLLOW Air Date: Friday, March 04, 2016 Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:01 PM EST on FOX Episode Title: (SLH-313) "Dark Mirror"
THE NEW JERSEY DEVIL TARGETS THE TOWN ON AN ALL-NEW "SLEEPY HOLLOW" FRIDAY, MARCH 4, ON FOX
As a monster resembling the fabled New Jersey Devil ravages SLEEPY HOLLOW, Crane must draw on his past to find the connection. Meanwhile, Jenny and Joe stumble as they navigate their new relationship and Abbie continues to struggle with the aftermath of her trauma. Don't miss the all-new "Dark Mirror" episode of SLEEPY HOLLOW airing Friday, March 4 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SLH-313) (TV-14 L, V)
Cast: Cast: Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane; Nicole Beharie as Lt. Abbie Mills; Lyndie Greenwood as Jenny Mills, Nikki Reed as Betsy Ross, ShannynSossamon as Pandora, Lance Gross as FBI Agent Daniel Reynolds and Zach Appelman as Joe Corbin; Jessica Camacho as Sophie Foster
Guest Cast: Charles Aitken as Dr. Leeds / The Jersey Devil; Peter Mensah as The Hidden One