Who is Tom Ackerley?
Tom Ackerley was born in Surrey, England, and is a director, but better known for being the husband of actress Margot Robbie. His wife is an Australian actress who’s starred in numerous popular films over the course of her career, including “The Wolf of Wall Street”, “Suicide Squad”, “I, Tonya”, and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.
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The Net Worth of Tom Ackerley
Tom has managed to earn big paydays from his many acting projects, including several high-profile Hollywood feature films. He has a net worth estimated to be over $1.25 million, though his current lifestyle is no doubt being supported by the success of his wife, who has a net worth estimated to be over $12 million.
Education and Career
At an early age, Tom became intent on pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. He attended Godalming College near, Guildford, Surrey, known for having notable alumni who’ve made it big as actors, including Ryan Early, Annabelle Apsion, and Ingrid Lacey.
Following the completion of his education, he began taking up directing projects and in 2013, had one of his first notable projects in “The Last Days on Mars”. The science fiction horror film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and is based on the short story “The Animators” by Sydney J. Bounds. A year later, he worked as the assistant director on “Suite Francaise”, the film that would lead him to meet Margot Robbie. The World War II film is the story of the second part of the novel of the same name written by Irene Nemirovsky. It follows the romance between a German Soldier and French villager during the early years of the German occupation of France. He continued to work on films including 2016’s “Grimsby”, and worked with his wife once more in “I, Tonya”.
Wife – Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie grew up on a farm in Queensland, and at a young age envisioned herself making it big in Hollywood. She enrolled at Somerset College where she took up a degree in Drama. The non-denominational Christian college has been in existence since 1983, and caters to over 1000 students annually. It is noted for its academic excellence, with many of its students rated highly in national rankings.
Following the completion of her studies, she began her career working on numerous Australian independent films during the 2000s. This led her to a role in the very long-running Australian soap opera “Neighbours”, which she joined in 2008. Her performance there led to two Logie Award nominations. She then decided to further her career by moving to the US, initially becoming a part of the series entitled “Pan Am”, which aired from 2011 to 2012. The following year, she had a supporting role in “About Time”, a romantic comedy starring Rachel McAdams.
Margot Robbie’s Rise to International Stardom
During the same year, Robbie got her big break when she became a co-star of the film entitled “The Wolf of Wall Street”. The biographical film is based on the memoir of the same name written by Jordan Belfort, following his story as he finds a career as a stockbroker in New York City, leading to a career of rampant corruption and fraud. The film proved to be a major success, despite controversy surrounding the morally ambiguous depiction of many events in the film. She got a lot of momentum following her role, leading to projects such as “Focus” and “The Legend of Tarzan”.
In 2016, she played the popular DC character Harley Quinn in the film “Suicide Squad”, and the following year gained a lot of critical acclaim for her performance as the figure skater Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya”, which saw her nominated for an Academy Award. In 2018, she was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, thanks to her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in the period film “Mary Queen of Scots”. One of her latest projects is in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.
Ackerley met Robbie on the set of “Suite Francaise”, and they began dating there. Two years later, they were married in a private ceremony in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. The two resided in London with five other friends in a three bedroom house, but later relocated to Los Angeles to that they could be closer to work. During his free time, he enjoys doing outdoor activities such as playing golf with friends. He also enjoys photography, and often takes photos of beautiful outdoor sceneries or moments shared with the people he loves.
Outside of work, he is a very athletic person, enjoying surfing and long run events such as marathons, goes to sporting events. The two share a love for extreme sports and physical activities. Robbie admitted in an interview that before she met Tom, she was not sure about marriage. The duo started a production company together called LuckyChap Entertainment which they created alongside their closest friends. She mentions that being in a good marriage wants her to improve and has made everything fun. They owns a pet dog together. He does his best to support his wife from the background.