He Comes From a Thespian Family
Tom is an only child, and his parents are both actors. His father, David Burke, is perhaps best known for playing Dr. Watson in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in the 1980s, and his mother, Anna Calder-Marshall, played Cathy in Wuthering Heights in 1970 (Timothy Dalton was Heathcliff). Both also have lots of stage credits to their names. "We lived in Stratford-upon-Avon when they were both at the RSC. I grew up in that world and I felt like I was one of those people and part of that world, even if I wasn't actually doing it. Something just clicked," Tom told Matches magazine. The family is pictured here with actor Danny Webb.