Knightfall and much more - Tom Cullen Interview


You might know Tom Cullen best from his role on Downton Abbey.  The Welsh actor has just completed his feature film directorial debut and he returns to the History drama Knightfall as a handsome and headstrong Templar Knight.  This season, he is joined by Mark Hamill, who is trading in his Jedi lightsaber for a Medieval sword.  

Tom Cullen stars with Mark Hamill in Season Two of HISTORY’s Popular Drama Series
Knightfall , Premiering on Monday, March 25th at 10PM ET/PT. 


Award-winning Welsh actor Tom Cullen played the role of Viscount Gillingham in Downton Abbey and Guy Fawkes alongside Kit Harington in Gunpowder. His numerous film credits include Weekend, Hundred Streets, The Other Half, The Last Days on Mars, and Desert Dancer. 

Jay Duplass, Tom Cullen and Tatiana Maslany promoting “Pink Wall” at SXSW

Jay Duplass, Tom Cullen and Tatiana Maslany promoting “Pink Wall” at SXSW

Cullen recently finished writing and directing the film Pink Wall, starring Tatiana Maslany and Jay Duplass. This will mark Cullen’s directorial debut and will premiere in March at SXSW. 

Cullen returns to HISTORY’s knights templar drama series Knightfall as the handsome, headstrong and courageous Templar Knight, Landry. Having experienced a fall from grace last season and stripped of his Master of the Temple title, Landry finds himself on a path to redemption and must overcome his guilt by relearning the principles that once made him one of the most honorable, swift-thinking and skilled Knights of the Order. He will be joined this season by Mark Hamill (Star Wars, BAFTA-winning voice of The Joker) who is trading in his lightsaber for Medieval sword, as the series’ sophomore season embraces a more brutal view of this harsh time in history, and heads towards the ultimate demise of the Templar Order - which occurred on Friday the 13th, 1307.

Tom Cullen and Mark Hamill in, Knightfall

Tom Cullen and Mark Hamill in, Knightfall

Knightfall goes inside the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages. The series goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks to learn who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing. With the historical and ruthless downfall of the Templar Order on the horizon, season two focuses on themes such as power, redemption, revenge, betrayal, family, and ultimately an epic war between church and state. Hamill joins the cast as new character Talus, a battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran and initiate master who is tasked with preparing the next generation of men to proudly wear the iconic red cross on their chests and become “God’s Executioners.” 

I spoke with Cullne about what we can expect in Season 2 of Knightfall, how he REALLY feels about training for his role as a Knight and his new film Pink Wall which he wrote and directed, starring his real life love, Tatiana Maslany.