Tom Ackerley is best known to the media as the man who has swept one of Holywood’s sweethearts, Margot Robbie, off her feet. The two married in 2016 and have since lived a relatively private life. Though Ackerley is best known as Margot Robbie’s husband, he is much more than that. We take a look at Ackerley’s own life as well as his relationship with Margot Robbie.
Who Is Tom Ackerley – Margot Robbie’s Husband?
Tom Ackerley was born on the 1st day of January 1990 in Surrey, England. He was raised in Guildford and attended school at nearby Godalming College. His father is a real estate agent. Like his wife, Margot, Ackerley works in the film industry, however, unlike his wife who works in front of the cameras, his own role requires him to stay behind the cameras. Tom Ackerley is an assistant film director and producer.
He began his career not later than 2011. It is said that he started as a floor runner for television shows and films, some of which include The Hour, Big Fat Gypsy Gangster, Gambit, and 2013’s Rush. Ackerley’s credit as an assistant director is numerous.
As a third assistant director, he has worked on the set of TV shows like Playhouse Presents, Da Vinci’s Demons, and American Odyssey. His film credits as a third assistant director include The Last Days on Mars, The Two Faces of January, Pride, Suite Française, MI-5, and Macbeth.
Tom Ackerley has enjoyed exponential success in his career. He was the second assistant director on Everly, and the 2016 British action comedy film, The Brothers Grimsby. In 2017, Ackerley began producing films. Alongside his wife Margot Robbie, Ackerley produced I, Tonya, a biographical comedy-drama that starred Margot as the lead.
Actress Allison Janney who played the supporting role won an Oscar Award for Best Actress in a supporting role. Margot received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress but didn’t win the award. Janney also won a Golden Globe award for her role and Tom Ackerley got nominated for five awards. Ackerley’s other credits as a film producer include Terminal and Dreamland.
His Net Worth
Tom Ackerley has been quite successful in his career. He owns a production company, Lucky Chap Productions with his wife. His I, Tonya was quite a box office success, grossing over $53 million from a budget of $11 million. Ackerley’s personal net worth has been estimated at $1.2 million. His wife is said to be worth about $8 million. Ackerley is no doubt gearing up to become one of Hollywood’s top filmmakers.
All You Need To Know About Margot Robbie’s Husband
Here are other interesting facts you need to know about Margot Robbie’s husband, Tom Ackerley.
How he met Margot
The year 2013 was when Ackerley for the first time crossed paths with Margot. Their meeting place was on the set of the film, Suite Française which would be released in 2014. At the time, Margot Robbie was still an upcoming actress and was yet to get her big break with her role on The Wolf of Wall Street.
Tom didn’t do the chasing, it was the other way round
Following their initial meeting, Margot quickly developed a fondness for Tom and the two became close friends. They then became roommates, sharing a 5-bedroom house with a number of mutual friends.
All the while, Robbie nurtured feelings towards him but was unable to express them for fear of being rejected. However, she eventually got to tell Tom how she felt towards him and the rest, as they say, is history. As their relationship progressed, they moved out of the shared house and got a place of their own.
Tom Ackerley’s wedding was a very private one
Ackerley and Robbie are known to be uber private couples, thus it came as no surprise that they opted for a very private wedding ceremony. Without prior news of an engagement, the couple tied the knot in Byron Bay, Australia, on the 18th of December 2016.
Robbie was given away by her mother and had her three siblings in attendance. People started suspecting that the two had tied the knot when Robbie was spotted at an airport in Australia wearing a tee that read “Say ‘I Do’ Down Under”. A few days later, she posted photos of her wedding ring on Instagram.