Bill Thomas: Da Vinci’s Demons

Date - 19 April, 2013, All News Television
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Bill Thomas plays the role of Bisticci in Da Vinci’s Demons which premieres on FX this evening at 10pm.

Da Vinci’s Demons is an American drama television series about Leonardo da Vinci’s early life, which premiered on Fox and Starz networks. The series is written by David S. Goyer and marks the first collaborative effort between Starz and BBC Worldwide under a new co-production agreement formed after the production of Torchwood: Miracle Day. Described as an historical fantasy, the series will explore the untold story of Leonardo da Vinci “inventing” the future at the age of 25. The series’ mythology is also rumoured to involve the mystery cult known as the Sons of Mithras. The first season was filmed in Swansea, Wales and consists of eight episodes.

A second season was commissioned just a few days after the series opener aired on US cable.


Bill Thomas is one of the most prolific character actors of his generation with over 400 roles on stage, film and television. He is perhaps best known for playing Tom Hensall in all of the BBC Series Cutting It, Charles Vance in the BBC serial The House of Elliott and is affectionately remembered as Tory Boy’s Dad in the long running comedy series Harry Enfield and Chums.

Other notable television credits include The Great Train Robbery, Da Vinci’s Demons for Starz Network, Doc Martin, Outnumbered, New Tricks, Merlin, Midsomer Murders, Foyles War, Great Expectations, Moll Flanders and Trial & Retribution.

Feature film credits include Having You, Song For Marion, Pusher, Abraham's Point, The Calcium Kid and Loving Vincent. Bill also played the co-lead in the Oscar Nominated film Syrup.

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