THE COLLEGE CREW
Social ascent started early thanks to a private education at Abingdon school alongside the members of Radiohead, who Tom drafted in for a charity event in 2004. At Cambridge University, he formed a close friendship with the future James Bond director Sam Mendes, who cast him in several plays alongside social anthropology student Nick Clegg. Tom and the former British deputy PM starred together in Sam’s 1988 version of Cyrano de Bergerac and remain friends (they even share a godchild).
College chums: director Sam Mendes, left, and Nick Clegg