Adam Chance Abbs Rayner (born 28 August 1977) is an English actor. He is known for television roles including: Dominic Montgomery in Mistresses, Dr. Steve Shaw in Hawthorne, Aidan Marsh in Hunted, Bassam "Barry" Al-Fayeed in Tyrant, and Tal-Rho in Superman & Lois. He has also appeared on stage in The Rivals (Bristol Old Vic, 2004), Romeo and Juliet (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 2006) and Much Ado About Nothing (Novello, 2006).

Adam Rayner
Adam Chance Abbs Rayner

(1977-08-28) 28 August 1977 (age 46)
Years active2001–present
(m. 2015)

Career edit

Rayner studied at Durham University and after graduating completed a two-year acting course at LAMDA.[1][2]

He made an appearance as 'Dr. Gail' in the 2010 Christmas Special 'The Perfect Christmas' episode of the BBC sitcom Miranda alongside regulars Sally Phillips, Miranda Hart, Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland and Patricia Hodge, and his character returned in the fourth episode of the third series, titled "Je Regret Nothing".[3]

In November 2012, it was announced that Rayner was cast as Simon Templar in a pilot for a new television series of The Saint, based on the character.[4] Principal photography began on Monday, 17 December 2012 in Pacific Palisades, California.[5] Executive producer Roger Moore was unable to sell the pilot. It was ultimately released in 2017 following Moore's death.

Rayner was cast as the lead in the FX television series, Tyrant, which ran from June 2014 to September 2016. In 2021, Rayner was cast as Morgan Edge / Tal-Rho in Superman & Lois.[6]

In August 2022, it was announced that Rayner was cast in a new, main role for the third season of Max television series Warrior.[7]

Personal life edit

Rayner's mother is American and father is English and also holds a dual citizenship for the United Kingdom and the United States. He married actress Lucy Brown,[8] on New Year's Eve 2015. They have a son together, Jack, born 28 December 2014, and a daughter, Annie Rose, born 11 July 2017.[9][10]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Goodbye Plane Leonard aged 20 Short film
2004 The Rivals Captain Jack Absolute
2005 RedMeansGo Sam
2006 Love and Other Disasters Tom / Fantasy David
2007 Straightheads Jago
Steel Trap Adam
2011 The Task Taylor
2015 Tracers Miller
2021 Everything I Ever Wanted to Tell My Daughter About Men Campbell Scott

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 At Home with the Braithwaites Nick Bottomley 6 episodes
2004 Making Waves Lt. Sam Quartermaine Episode: "Episode 2"
2005 Vincent James O'Connor Episode: "The Prodigal Son"
2005, 2007 Sensitive Skin Greg 3 episodes
2006 The Line of Beauty Ricky Miniseries; episode: "To Whom Do You Beautifully Belong"
2008–2010 Mistresses Dominic Montgomery Main role; 16 episodes
2008 Doctor Who Roger Curbishley Episode: "The Unicorn and the Wasp"
2010 Abroad Edward Walpole Television film
2010–2011 Hawthorne Dr. Steve Shaw Main role (seasons 2–3); 20 episodes
2010, 2013 Miranda Dr. Gail 2 episodes
2011 Waking the Dead Piers Kennedy
Dragon Age: Redemption Cairn Web series; 6 episodes
2012 Undercovers Tomas Hauptman Episode: "Dark Cover"
Hunted Aidan Marsh Main role; 8 episodes
2013 The Whale Captain Pollard Television film
2014–2016 Tyrant Bassam "Barry" Al-Fayeed Main role; 32 episodes
2016 Notorious DA Max Gilford 6 episodes
2017 The Saint Simon Templar Television film
2019 The Fix Matthew Collier Main role
2021–2022 Superman & Lois Tal-Rho / Morgan Edge / Eradicator, Bizarro Tal-Rho Main role (season 1)
Recurring role (season 2)
2023 Warrior Douglas Strickland Main Role

Theatre credits edit

Year Title Role Venue Notes
2001 The Play Room Weasel Finborough Theatre, London
2002 This Is Our Youth Dennis Garrick Theatre, London
2004 The Rivals Captain Jack Absolute Bristol Old Vic, Bristol
2005 The Postman Always Rings Twice Barlow Playhouse Theatre, London
2006 King John Essex Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Much Ado About Nothing Claudio Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Romeo and Juliet Tybalt Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
2008 Beau Jest Bob Hackney Empire, London
2015 Someone Who'll Watch Over Me Adam Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

References edit

  1. ^ University of Durham Congregation, Wednesday 30 June 1999, Durham: Durham University, p. 3
  2. ^ "Adam Rayner". IMDb. Retrieved 29 January 2020.[unreliable source?]
  3. ^ "Dr Gail returns to Series 3".
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (10 December 2012). "Eliza Dushku To Co-Star In 'The Saint' Backdoor Pilot, Roger Moore To Co-Produce". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Week One on the Set of The Saint". The Saint News. 20 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  6. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (17 December 2020). "'Superman & Lois' Adds 'Tyrant' Star Adam Rayner As Morgan Edge". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  7. ^ Cordero, Rosy (30 August 2022). "'Warrior' Adds 10 Recurring Stars For Season 3; Telly Leung, Kevin Otto & Adam Rayner Among New Additions". Retrieved 30 May 2023.
  8. ^ Ruben V. Nepales (11 July 2014). "A palace built on strawberry fields".
  9. ^ "Login • Instagram". Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  10. ^ "Login • Instagram". Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)

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